CINEMA: LOVE WITHOUT BORDERS

FREE-ENTRANCE EXHIBITION

6 February 2024

Soggettiva Gallery presents
“CINEMA: LOVE WITHOUT BORDERS”
with posters inspired by the greatest love films ever.

Soggettiva Gallery presents, from 13 February until 3 March 2024, the new exhibition CINEMA: LOVE WITHOUT BORDERS. A day before Valentine’s Day, in via Sottocorno 5a, Milan opens the exhibition focused on the noblest feeling of the human soul.

Employing the magnifying glass offered by the Cinema, the exhibition will propose a series of Alternative Movie Posters that investigate love in all its cinematic forms, reinterpreting the films that most of all have been able to stage this mood in an original and capable of leaving its mark in our imagination.

HOLLYWOD LOVING

Within the exhibition it will be possible to identify some narrative nuclei: dealing with love films would have been unthinkable not to include the Hollywood production: among the works on display Casablanca by Michael Curtiz with the stellar pair Bogart-Bergman, revised in pop-art style by a Master of the Polish Poster School as Andrzej Krajewski; another unforgettable diva with Audrey Hepburn is the protagonist of Breakfast at Tiffany’s represented with an unusual horizontal format by Max Dalton, multifaceted artist who divides himself between Buenos Aires and Berlin. The progenitor of all contemporary love stories, Titanic (directed by James Cameron), redesigned by Dalton in a minimalist style, is a must. The golden color that characterizes the beautiful photograph of Days of Heaven by Terrence Malick is taken by Olivier Courbet, French artist moved to California, in the elegant work dedicated to the film.

The Grease and La La Land posters, by James Rheem Davis (graphic designer from San Francisco) and Patrick Connan, illustrator and art director from Paris, move to the rhythm of music. Two other Hollywood films such as The Misfits – which was the last performance for both Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe – and The Age of Innocence by Martin Scorsese – with a sweet Michelle Pfeiffer – were re-imagined for Soggettiva Gallery respectively by Cristina Stifanic, eclectic artist who loves to experiment with digital, and Stefania Gagliano, who thanks to refined printing techniques creates unique and unmistakable works.

OUR ARTISTS


Two other artists with whom Soggettiva Gallery collaborated to create exclusive works are Adam Juresko, designer originally from Virginia, USA and Silvia Cocomazzi, Milanese illustrator and former student of the School of Comics in Milan. The first will feature five works, all inspired by great cinematic loves: from Drive, in which the shadows of Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan meet in a tender kiss, up to the Shakespearean love of Wild at Heart by David Lynch taken by Juresko with bright colors; from American Beauty, where in the shades of red is mentioned the famous scene of the movie characterized by a shower of roses, up to Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, romantic hymn to love win omnia, translated by the artist thanks to elegant graphic signs. Finally, Juresko paid a photographic tribute to the Nouvelle Vague classic À bout de souffle.

Silvia Cocomazzi instead focused on a unique and iconic director, namely Wong Kar-wai, a director from Hong Kong who became famous for a film that mentions love since its very title: we are talking about In the Mood for Love, film can evoke this feeling with the sole use of the soundtrack. In addition to In the Mood for Love, Cocomazzi has represented five other films by the director, from Happy Together to Hong Kong Express, from Fallen Angels to As Tears Go By and Days of Being Wild.

LOVE IS IN THE SPACE

A separate chapter is dedicated to all those films characterized by an “extra-ordinary” love, whether it is comic-inspired films or science fiction settings: To represent the love between superheroes will be Spiderman – that the Californian designer Anthony Petrie portrays while holding, in a sort of revisited Pietà, the lover who lost by his own fault -, and the couple Batman / Catwoman (directed by Tim Burton), represented by the Californian illustrator Steven Luros Holliday in a new and almost “fetish” look. The world of science fiction is presented instead under the guise of works inspired by film-manifesto of an unusual but very contemporary love, that man-machine: Her was re-intepreted by the Oregon artist Raphael Kelly, Blade Runner from French artist Guillaume Morellec while Ex Machina was redesigned from Scottish Rapscallion Art.

Finally, a small section will focus on France, the romantic country par excellence: on display posters of two films such as Amélie – rethought by UK-based graphic artist Ruben Ireland and Polish artist Leszek Żebrowski – and Portrait of a Lady on Fire (directed by Céline Sciamma), to whom the self-taught artist Nan Lawson dedicates a poignant graphic work.

INFO

SOGGETTIVA GALLERY

Via Pasquale Sottocorno 5/A, 20122 Milano

3357722437 – 3458463222

info@soggettivagallery.com 

www.soggettivagallery.com 

Opening hours:

Tuesday – Friday 10 – 20.30
Saturday and Sunday 10-13.30 // 16-19.30

Soggettiva Gallery presents, from Tuesday 13 February 2024, the new exhibition CINEMA: LOVE WITHOUT BORDERS. A day before Valentine’s Day, in via Sottocorno 5a, Milan opens the exhibition focused on the noblest feeling of the human soul.

Employing the magnifying glass offered by the Cinema, the exhibition will propose a series of Alternative Movie Posters that investigate love in all its cinematic forms, reinterpreting the films that most of all have been able to stage this mood in an original and capable of leaving its mark in our imagination.

HOLLYWOOD LOVING

Within the exhibition it will be possible to identify some narrative nuclei: dealing with love films would have been unthinkable not to include the Hollywood production: among the works on display Casablanca by Michael Curtiz with the stellar pair Bogart-Bergman, revised in pop-art style by a Master of the Polish Poster School as Andrzej Krajewski; another unforgettable diva with Audrey Hepburn is the protagonist of Breakfast at Tiffany’s represented with an unusual horizontal format by Max Dalton, multifaceted artist who divides himself between Buenos Aires and Berlin. 

The progenitor of all contemporary love stories, Titanic (directed by James Cameron), redesigned by Dalton in a minimalist style, is a must. The golden color that characterizes the beautiful photograph of Days of Heaven by Terrence Malick is taken by Olivier Courbet, French artist moved to California, in the elegant work dedicated to the film.

The Grease and La La Land posters, by James Rheem Davis (graphic designer from San Francisco) and Patrick Connan, illustrator and art director from Paris, move to the rhythm of music. Two other Hollywood films such as The Misfits – which was the last performance for both Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe – and The Age of Innocence by Martin Scorsese – with a sweet Michelle Pfeiffer – were re-imagined for Soggettiva Gallery respectively by Cristina Stifanic, eclectic artist who loves to experiment with digital, and Stefania Gagliano, who thanks to refined printing techniques creates unique and unmistakable works.

OUR ARTISTS

Two other artists with whom Soggettiva Gallery collaborated to create exclusive works are Adam Juresko, designer originally from Virginia, USA and Silvia Cocomazzi, Milanese illustrator and former student of the School of Comics in Milan.

The first will feature five works, all inspired by great cinematic loves: from Drive, in which the shadows of Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan meet in a tender kiss, up to the Shakespearean love of Wild at Heart by David Lynch taken by Juresko with bright colors; from American Beauty, where in the shades of red is mentioned the famous scene of the movie characterized by a shower of roses, up to Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, romantic hymn to love win omnia, translated by the artist thanks to elegant graphic signs. Finally, Juresko paid a photographic tribute to the Nouvelle Vague classic À bout de souffle.

Silvia Cocomazzi instead focused on a unique and iconic director, namely Wong Kar-wai, a director from Hong Kong who became famous for a film that mentions love since its very title: we are talking about In the Mood for Love, film can evoke this feeling with the sole use of the soundtrack. In addition to In the Mood for Love, Cocomazzi has represented five other films by the director, from Happy Together to Hong Kong Express, from Fallen Angels to As Tears Go By and Days of Being Wild.

LOVE IS IN THE SPACE

A separate chapter is dedicated to all those films characterized by an “extra-ordinary” love, whether it is comic-inspired films or science fiction settings: To represent the love between superheroes will be Spiderman – that the Californian designer Anthony Petrie portrays while holding, in a sort of revisited Pietà, the lover who lost by his own fault -, and the couple Batman / Catwoman (directed by Tim Burton), represented by the Californian illustrator Steven Luros Holliday in a new and almost “fetish” look. The world of science fiction is presented instead under the guise of works inspired by film-manifesto of an unusual but very contemporary love, that man-machine: Her was re-intepreted by the Oregon artist Raphael KellyBlade Runner from French artist Guillaume Morellec while Ex Machina was redesigned from Scottish Rapscallion Art.

Finally, a small section will focus on France, the romantic country par excellence: on display posters of two films such as Amélie – rethought by UK-based graphic artist Ruben Ireland and Polish artist Leszek Żebrowski – and Portrait of a Lady on Fire (directed by Céline Sciamma), to whom the self-taught artist Nan Lawson dedicates a poignant graphic work.

INFO

SOGGETTIVA GALLERY

Via Pasquale Sottocorno 5/A, 20122 Milano

3357722437 – 3458463222

info@soggettivagallery.com 

www.soggettivagallery.com 

Opening hours:

Tuesday – Friday 10 – 20.30
Saturday and Sunday 10-13.30 // 16-19.30

CHRIS BRAKE

Prima di passare al cinema, Chris ha lavorato come illustratore, esponendo spesso nelle rinomate gallerie d’arte della cultura pop di Los Angeles “Hero Complex Gallery” e “Gallery 1988”, producendo opere d’arte ufficiali per 20th Century Fox, Joss Whedon, Joe Dante e Roger Corman. Successivamente ha lavorato come assistente del dipartimento artistico per clienti come Virgin Media, Now TV, Little Mix e Jamie T. Il suo primo cortometraggio “Nest” è stato semifinalista al “Berlin Student Film Festival”, dove è stato nominato per il Premio della Giuria. 

Before moving on to film, Chris worked as an illustrator, often exhibiting in the renowned Los Angeles pop culture art galleries “Hero Complex Gallery” and “Gallery 1988”, producing official artwork for 20th Century Fox, Joss Whedon, Joe Dante and Roger Corman. He later worked as an assistant in the art department for clients such as Virgin Media, Now TV, Little Mix and Jamie T. His first short film “Nest” was a semifinalist at the “Berlin Student Film Festival”, where he was nominated for the Jury Prize.

STEPHEN LUROS HOLLIDAY

Da ragazzo ero appassionato di fumetti. Ho iniziato andando ai corsi di illustrazione di fumetti alla Heron Art School di Indianapolis. È stato solo al college alla School Of The Art Institute di Chicago che ho scoperto il mio amore per la serigrafia. Ho disegnato di tutto, dalle fan art, alle stampe dei film con licenza ufficiale, ai poster dei concerti. 

Il mio lavoro è stato esposto in varie mostre collettive dedicate a vari argomenti cinematografici. Ho lavorato con GalerieF a Chicago, Hero Complex Gallery, Gallery1988 e Creature Features a Los Angeles.

MAX DALTON

Max Dalton, illustratore, pittore e musicista e scrittore occasionale. Crea spesso illustrazioni per poster, libri, riviste, giornali, pubblicità e prodotti.Ha partecipato a molte mostre collettive e personali a New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Arizona, Parigi, Seoul e altro ancora. Il suo lavoro è apparso in molte riviste come The New Yorker, Monocle e O, The Oprah Magazine.

Max Dalton is an illustrator, painter, musician and writer. He often designs for posters, books, magazines, newspapers, advertisements and products. He has participated in many group and solo shows in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Paris, Seoul and elsewhere. His work has appeared in magazines such as The New Yorker, Monocle and O, The Oprah Magazine.

OLIVIER COURBET

Olivier Courbet è un creativo multidisciplinare francese con sede a Los Angeles, California. Lavora con marchi, agenzie, studi cinematografici e startup di tutto il mondo tra cui Dreamworks, Paramount, Disney, Mattel, Will.I.AM e NBA.Ha vinto numerosi premi e il suo lavoro è stato descritto in vari libri e pubblicazioni di design tra cui Computer Arts, Logology, SXSW.

 

LAN LAWSON

Nan Lawson è un’artista e illustratrice con sede a Los Angeles. Si è laureata in regia cinematografica alla Syracuse University, ma dopo la laurea ha perseguito la sua passione per l’illustrazione. Ora ha unito il suo amore per il cinema e l’arte per dedicarsi alla cultura pop e alla locandina. Lavora nell’editoria e nell’industria dell’intrattenimento; crea libri illustrati e copertine di libri, oltre a opere d’arte e manifesti per film e televisione.

Ha lavorato con clienti tra cui Harper Collins, Audible, Random House, Hachette, Amblin Entertainment e Warner Bros.