A solo show by Olnick Spanu Art Program artist Francesco Arena entitled Autumn Lines recently opened at the Sprovieri Gallery, London (February 11 – April 30, 2016).
The exhibition presents a series of works conceived at the end of autumn 2015 and inspired by the recent mass migration towards Europe by hundreds of thousands of refugees from war-torn Syria and the Middle East.
Arena’s sculptures arise from the geometric shapes of Minimal art and from the more archetypal ones of Arte Povera and are often the translation of formulae and numbers linked to specific histories and narrations.
All the four pieces featured in the show, albeit autonomous, are the translation of a numeric figure into a line, to which the title of the entire project alludes. Further information about the exhibition can be found here.