Liquid Art System on show at The St. Regis in Florence
A touch of contemporaneity and charm with works by Seo, Coderch & Malavia, Bosco
Liquid Art System, Franco Senesi's gallery brand, has arrived in Florence, exhibiting a collection of sculptures inside The St. Regis Florence, a historic building designed by Brunelleschi.
Located along the banks of the River Amo, in Piazza Ognissanti, just a few minutes from the main treasures of the cradle of the Renaissance, the elegant hotel of the Marriott circuit hosts the works of Korean artist Seo Young-Deok, Spanish duo Coderch & Malavia and Italian sculptor Giacinto Bosco. The gallery, based in Capri and with important exhibition spaces in Positano and Ravello, offers a contemporary touch to the 19th-century charm of Palazzo Giuntini, now the hotel's headquarters, bringing Art Deco furnishings into dialogue with the mastery of sculptors who demonstrate skilful play with materials, exploring the relationship between human figures, often reproduced life-size, and the surrounding environment.
Seo, who has been represented by Liquid for about a decade, immediately attracted the public with works composed of welded iron chains, thanks to the reuse of bicycles and industrial machinery. Coderch&Malavia's bronze sculptures manage to give a clear perception of movement: a four-handed work, that of Joan and Javier, capable of giving shape to the psychological analysis of the subject portrayed, full of thoughts and desires. Bosco, executing each of his creations according to the technical principles of lost-wax bronze, speaks of pure feelings common to all, such as love, wonderment, play. His sculptures are tales, very often inspired by poetry: romantic stories that communicate particularly well with the viewer. Their power is closely linked to aesthetics, and to the simplicity of the message that is conveyed.
This project is part of a path of continuous evolution of the city, increasingly contaminated by the Contemporary, and of the internationalisation of the gallery, which continually faces new and stimulating scenarios.