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RENATO NICOLODI | 2018

ACHERON I With ACHERON I, an installation in the water, Renato Nicolodi suggests a link between our contemporary society and the mythological underworld. Acheron, derived from the Greek word achos, in mythology symbolizes the ‘river of sorrow’. The mythical river is the way to the underworld, where the dead cross over under the guidance of Charon. Acheron is also a real river in northwestern Greece, which flows partly underground. This natural phenomenon may be the basis for the myth. In Bruges, Nicolodi’s artwork embodies this transition which forms a link between life and death. The surface of the water serves as a boundary. The sculpture is a haven, a gateway, a port between the present, the future and the past.

2018

Langerei

België

Bio

RENATO NICOLODI
Renato Nicolodi graduated in painting at Sint-Lukas in Brussels in 2003 and in 2007 he was a laureate at HISK in Ghent. In the following years, he took a remarkable course, in which his interest quickly shifted to sculptural installations. Nicolodi is known for his solo exhibitions Genius Loci (Ypres, BE), EI HOUSE (Ghent, BE) and he is represented by the Axel Vervoordt Gallery. His work did not go unnoticed abroad. Already you will find his installations at the Frieze Sculpture Park (London, UK), at the Palazzo Fortuny (Venice, IT) and at the Lieu d’Art Contemporain (Sigean, FR).

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