Lorenzo e Simona Perrone

EFFETTO LIBRO  2019 real book, plaster, acrylic paint, steel 200 x 45 x 30 cm
EFFETTO LIBRO

2019

real book, plaster, acrylic paint, steel

200 x 45 x 30 cm

NON E' AMORE  2019 book, golden metal 40 x 40 x 33 cm
NON E' AMORE

2019

book, golden metal

40 x 40 x 33 cm

TRA LE PIEGHE DELL'ANIMA  2019 book, plaster acrylic paint, bronze
TRA LE PIEGHE DELL'ANIMA

2019

book, plaster acrylic paint, bronze

ACCOGLIENZA - DEA MADRE 2019 Marble  52 x 35 x 22 cm
ACCOGLIENZA - DEA MADRE

2019

Marble

52 x 35 x 22 cm

FAHRENHEIT 451  2018 Bronze
FAHRENHEIT 451

2018

Bronze

FIGLIO DEL SONNO E DELLA LUNA 2018 Book, plaster, acrylic paint, goose feathers 100 x 70 x 30 cm
FIGLIO DEL SONNO E DELLA LUNA

2018

Book, plaster, acrylic paint, goose feathers

100 x 70 x 30 cm

PER VENEZIA (omaggio a Montanelli)  2014 Book, plaster, metal 92 x 60 x 30 cm
PER VENEZIA (omaggio a Montanelli)

2014

Book, plaster, metal

92 x 60 x 30 cm

CONTRADDIZIONE 2019 Book, plaster, metal
CONTRADDIZIONE

2019

Book, plaster, metal

PER NON DIMENTICARE  2016 Book, plaster, acrylic paint, barbed wire   115 x 95 x 20 cm
PER NON DIMENTICARE

2016

Book, plaster, acrylic paint, barbed wire

115 x 95 x 20 cm

GENIUS LOCI  Bronze 2017 55 x 50 x 25 cm
GENIUS LOCI

Bronze

2017

55 x 50 x 25 cm

TEMPUS CONTINUUM  2018 Bronze 60 x 160 x 30 cm
TEMPUS CONTINUUM

2018

Bronze

60 x 160 x 30 cm

Biography

Lorenzo and Simona use real books on which they rage with water, glue and plaster, thus obtaining a raw material on which they intervene with various apparently foreign materials such as barbed wire, glass, stones, woods and white paint. Thus a shift of perception from the semantic to the symbolic dimension takes place: the volume is shaped and translated towards an accentuated symbolism that transforms it into sculpture.

In the end, covered in white, every book, whether cast in bronze, carved in marble or wood, becomes an Archetype, a symbol of Culture and Knowledge and screams in silence to be read otherwise. Sensitive to contemporary issues, their research evolves towards social and environmental issues.

Lorenzo Perrone was born in Milan, studied graphics and painting, graduated from the Humanitarian "Book School" and attended graphics and cinema courses at the "New School" and the "School of Visual Arts" in New York

His professional life develops in the field of graphics and communication between Milan, London and New York.

In 2000 Perrone returned definitively to youthful artistic aspirations, leaving the screamed language of advertising for the apparently silent one of sculpture.

He restarts from the two main concepts of his training: books, as a raw material, for him a symbol of saving culture and White. He begins to work on LibriBianchi, real books on which he rages with water, glue and chalk, stripping them of their written content, thus obtaining a raw material on which he intervenes with various apparently foreign materials and with white paint that transform the book into sculpture. Under the white blanket the books become archetypal of Culture and scream in silence to be read otherwise.

In 2015 with the collaboration of his wife Simona, Perrone expands its production to large installations and bronze which brings the book closer to infinite livability.

Still and always LibriBianchi, but the white of the bronzes is not absolute white, it is a patina, a reminder of a card of ancient stratifications. The artist lives and works in Milan. He collaborates with libraries, bookstores and participates in events where writing, storytelling, culture and books are supported. Appreciated by bibliophiles and collectors, his works are exhibited in numerous art galleries in Italy and abroad.

Simona was born and attended schools in Florence, where she cultivates a deep passion for beauty and nature. She trained with the humanities, but it was the family tailoring that gave her her professional imprint in Paris where she moved and expressed herself through costume and fashion to collaborate with industry magazines and international photographers.

In the mid-90s she moved to the Tuscan countryside where she is co-founder of the Hand Made Group, a small creative design and niche communication studio with foreign clients. Eclectic by nature, she manages to combine this with being the mother of three daughters, social activism, the study of yoga, sustainable projects linked to the earth, in an innovative and continuous search for a creative expression linked to ethical values that she will find his outburst in the meeting with Lorenzo and the LibriBianchi.

Exhibitions

SOLO SHOWS AND INSTALLATIONS
2019 
“LIBRI, MATERIA PRIMA” Studio Danovi, Milano 
“DI VENTO E DI MARE” Liquid Art Gallery, Pantelleria 
2017 
“LIBRI, CIBO DELL’ANIMA” Galleria Frascione, Firenze 
“SHAKESPEARE IN WHITE” The British Institute of Firenze 
2016 
“SHAKESPEARE IN WHITE” Galleria Jannone, Milano Maria Savarese 
“SHAKESPEARE IN WHITE” La Kasa dei Libri, Milano
2015 
“PAGINE AL VENTO” La stanza del vento, Montemarcello  
2014 
“UNA CERTA IDEA DI BIANCO” Libreria Sovilla, Cortina 
“TERRA MADRE”  ArteLibro, Bologna  
2013 
“ANIMA MUNDI“ Biblioteca Harold Acton, The British Institute of Firenze “COME MUSICA”  ArteLibro, Bologna 
“IN VOLO” Nuova Biblioteca Leontine, Villa Giacobazzi, Sassuolo 
“IL MIO CANTO LIBERO” Libreria Nardini, Le Murate, Firenze 
“IL MONDO OFFESO”  ArteLibro, Bologna 
2012 
“IL MONDO OFFESO”  ArteLibro, Bologna 
“TORRI” Grand Hotel Baglioni, ARTEFIERA OFF Bologna o  
2011 
“C’ERA UNA VOLTA UN RE…” Galleria Morotti, Varese  
“SCRIPTA MANENT” Libreria Bocca, Milano 
“TOTEM 150” SalaBorsa, Palazzo d’Accursio, Bologna
“LA MIA EUROPA” Galleria Frascione, Firenze
“THE READING ROOM” Abecedarian Gallery, Denver – USA
“BOXES OF DESIRE” Tiffany, ARTEFIERA OFF Bologna   
2010
“LIBRI BIANCHI in MUSICA” Music Heaven, Museo della Musica, Bologna “LIBRI BIANCHI” Galleria Al Blu di Prussia, Napoli  
“LIBRI BIANCHI” Galleria Al Blu di Prussia, Napoli 
2009 
“LIBRI BIANCHI” Studio Dimore – Palazzo Peruzzi, Firenze
"LIBRI BIANCHI” Galleria Antonia Jannone, Milano   
2008 
“LIBRI BIANCHI” Libreria Bocca, Milano
2004 
“IL BIANCO IN LIBRERIA” Libreria Tikkun, Milano 

SOLO SHOWS
2019 
“BIANCO” Galleria Ca D’Oro, New York – USA 
“INDAGINE COSTRUTTIVISTA” Libreria Bocca, Milano 
2018
“MATERIA DIVINA” La stanza del vento, Montemarcello   “50° Anniversario” Galleria Paola Forni, Bologna
2017 
“50° Anniversario” Galleria Paola Forni, Bologna 
“CETACEA” Galleria Babele, Scarlino 
2016 
“ARTE & FANGO” Galleria Frascione, Firenze 
“BOOKART” Beyond reading, Pordenone 
“APPRODO AL FARO” Galleria Babele, Scarlino 
“SOLOSCULTURA” Galleria Paola Forni, Bologna  
2015 
“ARTWALK” Galleria Katic, Stuttgard, GERMANY 
“INTO THE WHITE” Galleria Ca D’Oro, New York – USA
2014 
“…E VISSERO FELICI E CONTENTI” Libreria Babele, Firenze
“I COLORI DEL BIANCO” Galleria Paola Forni, Bologna  
“ARTWALK” Galleria Katic, Stuttgart - GERMANY 
“RACCONTI BREVI” Galleria Morotti, Varese 
“LASSU’ SULLE MONTAGNE” Libreria Sovilla, Cortina d’Ampezzo  
2013
“LASSU’ SULLE MONTAGNE” Galleria Paola Forni, Bologna 
“ENCHANTED AFTERLIFE“ Art Cube Gallery, Laguna Beach, California – USA 
“NE LA PITTURA TENER LO CAMPO” Chiostri Francescani, Ravenna 
“FINCHE’ LA BARCA VA” Galleria Paola Forni, Bologna 
“MIMESIS” VARIAZIONI SUL LIBRO, Biblioteca degli Uffizi, Firenze 
“KINDERGARTEN” Galleria Antonia Jannone, Milano 
“CON LA BESTIA NEL CUORE” Galleria Arte A Colori, Colle Val d’Elsa  
“IL CLASSICO DEI TRE CARATTERI” Libreria Bocca, Milano 
“ANESTESIA TOTALE” SETUP Artfair, Bologna
2012
“CULTURED” MADinItaly, Miami - USA 
“ZOO, animali in galleria” Galleria Consadori, Milano 
ARTWALK” Galleria Katic, Stuttgart - GERMANY 
“SCENA BIANCA” Galleria Consadori, Milano  
“TABULA RASA” Galleria OTTO, Firenze 
“IL MONDO OFFESO”  ArteLibro, Bologna 
“FUORILEGGE” Galleria Arte A Colori, Colle Val d’Elsa 
“FOGLI DI CARTA” Spazio Tadini, Milano 
“ARTISTI IN MOVIMENTO” Pad. Arte contemporanea, Parma 
“LO STATO DELL’ARTE” 54 Biennale di Venezia. Padiglione italia, Torino 
“APOKALIPS” Grattacielo Pirelli, Milano 
“PINOCCHIO Biennale 2012” Arte Babele, Firenze 
“FUORILEGGE” Galleria Arte A Colori, Colle Val d’Elsa, Firenze 
“CROCIFISSIONE” Cenacolo di Bagutta, Milano
2011
“VIAGGIO NEL PAESAGGIO” Galleria Babele, Firenze 
“ARTELIBRO” Festival del Libro d’Arte, Bologna  
“OH!NIRICA” Galleria OTTO, Firenze 
Winner “PREMIO BASI” Premio Arte contemporanea, Grosseto  
“ARTISTI IN MOSTRA” Galleria Antonia Jannone, Milano 
“THE READING ROOM” Abecedarian Gallery, Denver - US
2010
“FOOTBALL PORTRAITS” Galleria Frascione, Firenze 
“CAOS BIANCO” Finalista IV° Premio Le Segrete di Bocca, Milano
2009
“NEO WUNDERKAMMER” Spazio Fabrizio Cocchi, Bologna 
“DANTE 100X100” Chiostro dei Glicini - Società Umanitaria, Milano 
“LIVRES BLANC“ Galerie Le Studiolo, Parigi 
“SENSI FEMMINILI, SENSI MATERICI” Galleria Gli Eroici Furori, Milano  
“ARTE, INFORMAZIONE ED INFORMAZIONE AD ARTE” Napoli 
2008
“LA CENSURA NELL’ARTE” Le Segrete di Bocca, Milano
2005
“PAGINE AL VENTO” Il Pozzo delle Arti, Capalbio (Grosseto)
2004
“LIBRI BIANCHI” Cascina del Guado, Robecchetto con Induno, Milano
Lorenzo e Simona Perrone