Espinasse31 Meets Warhol
JUNE 16TH, 2017
Adrian Avila | Claudia La Bianca | Jotape |Daniel Antonio Tummolillo
“Don’t worry, make art” is widely considered to be the manifesto of American Pop Art.
“Everyone understands an Andy Warhol piece, some people enjoy his works others hate them, but it’s meaning is understandable by everyone”. Considered today as the first icon of popular art, Warhol continues to attract thousands of visitors and to arouse curiosity and interest.
Espinasse31 Artist’s Residency second official event in Milano, will focus on the silkscreen process to explore, produce and stimulate the aesthetic and critical thinking of artists and visitors. An unusual and innovative approach to the Pop world, enabling visitors to buy some limited edition silk-screen prints directly on June 16, produced during the event by Daniel Antonio Tummolillo, professor of the Serigraph Printing Course at the Academy of Brera. The Milanese residence will guide visitors into the world of international pop art, through the works of some of the most influential and prolific international creators. Double-stranded with the city of Miami, where many of the artists come from, Espinasse 31 will involve visitors in the process of screen printing during the live performance, welcoming the public into our large family where you can transform familiarity into success, just as Warhol was able to do!
Recognized at first glance for their original aesthetic sense, all the artists present at the event already have a long list of international publications and exhibitions:
Adrian Avila is a Cuban artist who graduated from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. He currently resides in Wynwood, the most famous district of American street art. Avila has made the largest number of murals in Wynwood and his works are present in numerous US collections. The subjects he portrays are mostly female and nude.
Claudia La Bianca is an American artist of Sicilian origins, who lived twenty- one years between New York and Miami. She has performed murals on some of the most important walls of the Wynwood district as well as in the “Marlins Park” stadium in Miami. She is also widely recognised for films such as The Journey Of A Dragonfly (2014) and for her Pop works.
Jotape is a Brazilian-born artist, active between Miami and Sao Paulo. The artist’s works, created through color and resin, could be defined as abstract paintings with pop effects. He has performed at countless editions of Art Basel Miami, and in galleries such as the Nan Miller Gallery or Aspen Grove Fine Arts. Among its collectors; The mayor of Sao Paulo João Doria, Emerson Fittipaldi (world champion of F1) and the Ayrton Senna Foundation.
Daniel Antonio Tummolillo, theatrical technician, has collaborated with the historic Teatro Piccolo in Milan and has been teaching Serigraphy at the Accademia di Brera for the past eight years. His artistic research for follows a dual track - screen printing as a means of finding his own artistic identity and craftsmanship. Espinasse31 has the pleasure of accompanying Daniel in his first official exihbition.