VALENTINO RUSSO

Roma, 1994

valeruxo@gmail.com

CV
Portfolio

2015

Card games are one of the most recurring activities in italian movies from the 30s to the 80s, thus a symbol of italian everyday life, tradition and folklore in the 20th century.
'I love this game' results from an analisys of the many facets of gambling: the fun, the pleasure, the addiction, the misery. We might feel in control of the game, as sometimes we feel in control of life, but fate is unpredictable and wealth is temporary.
The work is made up of a collage, composed of digitally edited frames and images from italian movies, distorted and altered, and six paintings realized with artists Giulio Dal Lago, Edoardo Forato, Marta Oliva, Marco Rigoni and Marta Valpiana; presenting an abstract geometry that resembles the backside of a card.

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Artwork by Marco Rigoni

01

Nemmeno l'occhi pe piagne!
Digital montage

02

I love this game
Digital montage

03

Basta che c'รจ l'amore
Digital montage

04

Untitled (Golden hour)
Digital montage

05

Ammettilo, sono fortunato
Digital montage

06

Addio Asso
Digital montage

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Exhibition view @ IUAV, Venezia (IT)