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12.04.2011

 

A bit more poise please - Christian Tagliavini and his 'Quadreria Privata' at Galleria Cons Arc in Chiasso, Switzerland

There is a great difference between the worlds of cardboard hobby cut outs and paper art, and as we are about to see, it can be truly enchanting. Christian Tagliavini dresses his models in paper couture, which is how he created images such as his ‘Dame di Cartone’. He is also fond of the Renaissance and created his own vision of 1503.

A lot of different worlds collide – and quickly become a ‘Quadreria Privata’ or private gallery. Tagliavini’s seductive portraits are on display in Chiasso until the end of April.

What exactly happened in 1503 is irrelevant. The artist’s vision is less focused on exactness and documentation, instead it hones in on his creative perspective of individuals. Meet Artemisia, Cecilia, the man with the feathered hat and the lady in green. A contemporary take ‘antique’ styles.

The paper portraits win over the viewer through their unconventional beauty and the comic-like effect of their ‘clothing’, which isn’t just entertaining but also fascinating. Christian Tagliavini ‘crafts’ his way through the centuries and sharpens the silhouette.

The artist’s quest to capture eloquence and elegance is never-ending. Thoughtful and subtly alive – with a generous helping of Swiss distance.

Christian Tagliavini was born in Switzerland, 1971 and works as a graphic designer and photographer. His work discreetly mirrors these two backgrounds.


Christian Tagliavini –
Quadreria Privata

Until 30 April 2011

Galleria Cons Arc
Via Gruetli
6830 Chiasso
Switzerland

QUADRERIA PRIVATA by Christian Tagliavini

QUADRERIA PRIVATA by Christian Tagliavini

QUADRERIA PRIVATA by Christian Tagliavini

QUADRERIA PRIVATA by Christian Tagliavini

QUADRERIA PRIVATA by Christian Tagliavini

QUADRERIA PRIVATA by Christian Tagliavini

QUADRERIA PRIVATA by Christian Tagliavini

QUADRERIA PRIVATA by Christian Tagliavini

QUADRERIA PRIVATA by Christian Tagliavini

QUADRERIA PRIVATA by Christian Tagliavini

QUADRERIA PRIVATA by Christian Tagliavini

QUADRERIA PRIVATA by Christian Tagliavini

QUADRERIA PRIVATA by Christian Tagliavini

QUADRERIA PRIVATA by Christian Tagliavini

QUADRERIA PRIVATA by Christian Tagliavini

QUADRERIA PRIVATA by Christian Tagliavini

QUADRERIA PRIVATA by Christian Tagliavini

QUADRERIA PRIVATA by Christian Tagliavini

QUADRERIA PRIVATA by Christian Tagliavini

QUADRERIA PRIVATA by Christian Tagliavini