Maurizio Caldirola Arte Contemporanea, Monza

Maurizio Caldirola gallery since 2014 shows site-specifc projects and solo exhibitions of established artists and young national and international performers, representing a point of reference for contemporary art in Monza.

For VOLTA 14 the gallery proposes, in accordance with the artistic choice, the opposition between figurative sculpture and abstract painting by presenting some works of Bernardi Roig, Paolo Grassino, Wang Zhongjie and Joan Salò.

Bernardi Roig (Palma de Maillorca, 1965) is one of the most outstanding Spanish artists of the current international scene. His multidisciplinary work (sculpture, video, drawing, painting, texts) is an obsessive refection on isolation, erotic drive and desire through a distilled language of minimalist and conceptual heritage that places the representation of the human figure in the epicenter of its problems.

Wang Zhongjie (Zhengzhou P.C. China,1973) in his search path he keeps the distance from the popular currents of paintings and from circles of insiders. In his current canvas, colors that enriched figures are consigned at the outdoor space. Now they became frames of riches monochrome spaces, the result of overlap paintings which give off a inside magic light.

Joan Salò Armengol (Igualad, Spain; 1983) young Spanish artist whose works are unconventional in that he use ink on canvas, rather than the more traditional methods of paint. He uses repetitive strokes, subtle linear patterns that recall the prints textile yarn, but also scrambled channel of video, a digital tapestries and even electroecephalographics meters. Looking at these paintings they converge dual impressions of precision and lyricism, textured warmth and cold calculation.

Bernardì Roig, Noli me tangere, THE BALLS, 2017, Neon tubes, variable dimensions
Bernardì Roig, Study for a Portrait of the Devil (M.C.), 2015, Polyester resin and marble powder, 49 x 30 x 35 cm (without base)
Joan Salò, b85, 2015, Acrylic on canvas, 70 x 70 cm
Joan Salò, Untitled, 2015, Acrylic on canvas, 130 x 130 cm
Wang Zhongjie, Untitled, 2017, Oil on canvas, 115 x 160 cm
Wang Zhongjie, Untitled, 2017, Oil on canvas, 80 x 100 cm
Markus Linnenbrinck
2017, Epoxy resin and pigments on wood.