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— Palookaville —


Schiavo Zoppelli Gallery Milano

Via Barozzi 6, 20122 Milano

From Sept. 21, 2018
to Nov. 8, 2018



Sept. 20, 2018
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.


Federica Schiavo Gallery presents "Palookaville", Todd Norsten’s latest solo show. 

During his frequent travels, Todd Norsten develops a photographical archive made of found symbols, traffic or neon signs, information plaques, logos and graffiti. He considers them anonymous examples of unacknowledged artistry and is deeply shocked by our innate need of communication, that brings men to constantly produce images and words. He finds amazing how intimate the handwritten messages in the public realm can be, in a world where the communication is largely digital. 

The artist appropriates these found traces, removing them from their original context, literal meaning and function. This conceptual reinterpretation is closely linked to Norsten’s technical skills and in-depth knowledge of the art history. The result is a body of work in which the synthesis of the Minimal Art, the appropriation of Pop Art and the illusion of the trompe-l’oeil coexist.

Discover more about the artist on Google Arts and Culture.