REFRACTION, RAW LABS, ROYAL ALBERT WHARF 17-19 JAN 2020 (P.V. 17 JAN)
RAW Labs, Norton Quays, Royal Albert Wharf, London E16 2QP. Date/Times: 17 January, 6-9pm (Private View) 18 January, 12-10pm 19 January, 12-5.30pm Websites: FRANCO DI CESARE: www.francodicesare.com Instagram: @cfdicesare JAMES HODGSON: www.jameshodgsonart.com
Artists James Hodgson and Franco Di Cesare present their first collaborative exhibition, Refraction, exploring the relationship between their two individual styles. Their work combines in an exploratory landscape, combining sculpture, installation and other forms sprawled throughout the gallery and inviting personal interpretation from the viewer. Both artists work extensively with geometry and form as leading principles in creating their work. Hodgson’s conceptual work resonates with the constructivist style of Di Cesare’s paintings and sculptures. The collaborative curation emphasises these relationships, intended to inspire free interpretation. The exhibition will evolve throughout, with elements of live installation, as Hodgson creates new process sculptures inspired by the space and surrounding environment. Working with powders, the work is in a constant state of flux and balance; Di Cesare’s work similarly has shifting focal points, implying movement, which mirror the eye of the spectator as you explore the exhibition. Refraction will be showing at RAW Labs, Royal Albert Wharf for a limited period, 17-19 January 2020. Private View Friday 17 January, 6-9pm.
Franco Di Cesare trained at I.S.A. N. Da Guardiagrele Art School in Chieti ( Italy) under Prof. Architetto G. Camillotti, (Disegno Geometrico) who instigated Franco’s interest in Constructivism, and Prof. Sergio Mezzanotte (Arti Plastiche). He has exhibited internationally including as Artist in Residency in The Bermondsey Project Space from 2010-2014.
James Hodgson originally trained in European Theatre Arts at Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama (2008-11) and DAMU (AMU), Prague. His artistic practice morphed into visual art through installation, inspired by a focus on devising and contemporary perspective. He has exhibited work at London Galleries since 2017, as well as continued involvement in directing performance works