Milan, Milan, how could we not love you? We always say “you either love it or hate it”, and it is true that an ambivalent feeling binds those who live in this city with its streets, its air, its people. It’s hard to enclose the nuances of these contradictions in a well-defined shape: but the illustrator Marco Goran Romano succeeded, in humorous and romantic way, with his solo exhibition “Greetings from Milan“. Opened only for a few days (from 11 to 18 October 2014) in a bright warehouse called Spazio Voghera in the Tortona District in Milan, the show was met with enthusiasm by more than 700 appearances and I could not miss either the exhibition or the encounter with its author!
Caricamento in corso
Con Marco @goranfactory alla #mostra #greetingsfrommilano. Super! #milano #art #sterlizieblog @polkadot_mag
It is interesting knowing that Marco, born in 1986, is not actually from Milan: he moved to the city just in 2011, and perhaps for this reason he can see the urban reality with different eyes. Through his paintings, he gives back a graphic and faceted vision of the most iconic architecture and famous landmarks of Milan.
A few examples? The art installation Ago, Filo e Nodo of Piazza Cadorna, the lucky mosaic with bull on the floor of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, the building Torre Velasca and the most recent – but absolutely relevant – middle finger sculpture by Maurizio Cattelan in front of the Milan Stock Exchange. The exhibition “Greetings from Milan” is now closed and we still don’t know if it will run in other countries of the world to bring some of our city in the heart of those who do not know it: meanwhile, I suggest you to follow the work of the young, talented and award winning illustrator Marco Goran Romano – and, of course, to spread the word by sharing this post!
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