Breaking the Molds: TTOZOI in evolution



Dal 30/09/2014 al 12/10/2014
Curatore: Peter Frank
Ufficio stampa: Delia Cabral – — 310 770 2525


“Breaking the Molds: TTOZOI in Evolution” features recent work by the internationally acclaimed duo TTOZOI. Naples-based Stefano Forgione and Pino Rossi have pioneered the use of organic molds to produce paintings. They introduce the molds onto canvases and allow them to spread, in effect allowing the molds to do the painting. Throughout the entire process TTOZOI “conducts” the molds’ progress, introducing factors that change the shape and color of the growth. The duo determines when the molds have reached their aesthetic limit, freezing them in place. As critic Peter Frank, curator of this exhibition, writes, “Natural substances have always provided artists with their materials, and over the last half century artists have been working with nature’s own processes to create art. But TTOZOI combines the old tradition and the new, prompting nature to paint its own paintings. TTOZOI allows nature to participate actively in the current artistic discourse not just as subject but as author. TTOZOI is not just a collaboration between two humans, but a collaboration between two humans and their ecosystem.”



TTOZOI exhibition opening and presentation

A 20-minute video featuring the opening exhibition of “Breaking the Molds: TTOZOI in Evolution” held at Sixty29 Contemporary on the evening of October 4, 2014. The short includes a presentation by art critic Peter Frank and an audience discussion with the Naples-based artists Stefano Forgione and Pino Rossi (A.K.A. TTOZOI), Cynthia Penna of ART 1307 and Delia Cabral of DCA Fine Art.
TTOZOI have pioneered the use of organic molds to produce their paintings and here they explain their techniques and how they conduct the molds’s progress as to create each work.

Breaking The Molds / TTOZOI In Evolution Exhibition at Sixty29 Contemporary

A short video featuring the exhibition “Breaking the Molds: TTOZOI in Evolution” held from September 30 to October 12, 2014, at artist Carlo Marcucci’s studio Sixty29 Contemporary in Culver City, California.
TTOZOI is a Naples-based team of Stefano Forgione and Pino Rossi who have pioneered the use of organic molds to produce their paintings.
Soundtrack “Biology Slides” by Bleak House.

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Vernissage: 4 Ottobre dalle 18 alle 21