sunnuntai 7. maaliskuuta 2010

Opening photos and news about the second week

After the warm opening of last monday, the first program of finnish artists has been exihibited until today... now it's the turn of the italian group! From tomorrow it will be possible to see the photo works of Emiliano Verrocchio, drawings of Luca Cannavò, videoart of Lucio Luongo and animation + urban art/posters of Diego Miedo. The second group will be present for the whole next week, from 10 to 18. Make sure you'll come to check their stylish works, that apart some of Verrocchio's photos, are being exhibited for the first time in Finland!

sunnuntai 28. helmikuuta 2010

Caffelatte opening tomorrow at 18h!

WELCOME TO THE OPENING tomorrow monday 1.3.2010 at 18:00! The gallery will be also open in the morning starting 10h.

During the opening it'll be possible to have a small talk with some of the artists and eat delicious italian snacks... and to complete the night, storyteller Zambrano will warm up the mood with some of his music.

Galleria Espoonsilta is situated on the bridge of "Espoo" central train station, in Virastopiha 3. See you soon - a presto!

Berlusconi, Dante's Inferno and the little groups: an audiovisual work by Kari Yli-Annala

Kari Yli-Annala is a Helsinki-based artist, researcher-writer and coordinator of the Nomadic Academy of Experimental Arts. In his art, he uses various possible starting points: a certain place and its qualities, intermediatic relations between arts (aforism videos) or experimental pedagogics. Most often moving image is his medium.

Caffelatte is proud to present the premiere of Kari Yli-Annala's work In Piccoli Gruppi (2010), a videotravelogue filmed in Florence 2003, during the still ongoing "burlesconian" regime. A small group of friends from a Collegium in Perugia, groups and pairs of unknown people and occasional birds are reflected to each other and to a distorted portrait of the power circle of Berlusconi and Canto I in Dante´s Inferno.

>>> Kari Yli-Annala's audiovisual work exhibited 1.-7.3.2010

Diego Miedo - street art and animation from Naples

Comic drawer, animator, urban and grapich artist Diego Miedo has become famous for his grotesque and funny characters that can be found in the streets and back alleys of many Italian cities, particullary the ones of Naples.

He works on the streets attacking posters and painting murals depicting monsters, people destroyed by life or fun shapes, trying to awaken the slumbering mind of the Neapolitans and making them watch a more colourful streetview. He also realizes comics and cartoons that speak of life.

Caffelatte is bringing to Finland for the first time the artworks of Diego Miedo by presenting a set of posters and two animations released in 2009, Alabama Night and The Dance, the last made in collaboration with Ryan Dooley.

>>> Diego Miedo's urban art and animation exhibited 8.-14.3.2010

lauantai 27. helmikuuta 2010

Piazza Inferno, between the lightness and darkness of Hannele Matinlauri

For enviromental artist Hannele Matinlauri, both art and artwork mean possibilities - they enable to move from immaterial subjects to material objects: from being to an experience, from experience to a thought, from though to an action, from action to an artwork, from an artwork to a thought, from a thought to experience…This movement is a fascinating and endless process. At which point it becomes art or is named art, is one of her main interest that she has been testig through her group performances.

Hannele Matinlauri has created a spatial artwork for the upcoming Caffelatte event.
Meetingpoints of Khali consist of separate works, together forming a complete entity that will be present for the whole program of two weeks. The photo attached is part of her work: "Piazza Inferno, light work made out of smoked wooden mosaic, is part of my spatial artwork for Caffelatte project. In this work I'm examining the deep contrast between lightness and darkness through cubic structures, contrasting colours and images of mind. "

>>> Hannele Matinlauri's spatial work exhibited 1.-14.3.2010

Maija Ylä-Sahra's oil paintings and photography related to the city of Cortona

Maija Ylä-Sahra
is a painter from Espoo with a great passion for Italian culture. Her works has been shown in galleries through Finland, Brazil and Italy.

Her last exhibition was organized in september-october 2009 in Cortona, Italy, as part of the fifth edition of art collective Donnarte. The exhibition took place in the historical Fortress of the Girifalco.

As the art critic and curator of Centro d’Arte Minerva (Perugia) Luciano Lepri wrote about the artist: “ Thanks to her personal style, Maija Ylä-Sahra gives us very original works, characterized by strong lines and vivid colours. Dream, imagination and creativity make a symbolic bridge joining ancient and modern worlds able to create an ambience of authentic and deep poetry.”

Ylä-Sahra created two oil paintings for the upcoming Caffelatte: Two Cappucinos and Coffee Cups. Apart her paintings, some photos from her last visit in Cortona will be also shown in Espoonsilta.

>>> Maija Ylä-Sahra's paintings and photos exhibited 1.-7.3.2010

Old Italian towns, nature and mystique in the aquarelles of Helena Karhumäki

"The most important things in my work are inspiration, feeling and process. My paintings are kind of emotional memories about different situations, places and moments. According to different seasons, bright and clean colours take turns with broken colours. Lately mystique has begun to attract me.

During the last few years I have had an opportunity to paint in Hungary and Italy. The scenes in Piemonte and Toscana as well as the atmosphere of Umbrian and Perugian hill towns, cathedrals and monasteries reflect in some of my works. Nature in general is an endless source of inspiration. Flowers again interpret emotions and feelings. I use both acquarell and oil techniques."

>>> Aquarelles of Helenä Karhumäki exhibited 1.-7.3.2010

perjantai 26. helmikuuta 2010

Love & death: the videoart of Lucio Luongo

Audiovisual artist Lucio Luongo currently lives and works in Milan as a freelance Art Director. His videoart has been shown internationally in several festivals and exhibitions, for example in 798 Space in Beijing, Hype Gallery in Milan and Cinéma Pour L'oreille festival in Marseille. Caffelatte is bringing Luongo's art for the first time in Finland by exhibiting three works: Inconvenience, Hai Perso (You have lost) and Sudreamest, the last 2 made in collaboration with the neapolitan audiovisual artist Plank.

"Love and death have been the center of my work. They are the effects of each other. Love is a feeling so viscerally intense, deep, wild and piercing, that only those who have no fear of death can live in deeper ways. The intensive research of their relationship celebrates these two great laws that dominate human conscience, the central keys of the interpretation of life."

>>> Lucio Luongo's videoart exhibited 8.-14.3.2010

torstai 25. helmikuuta 2010

Pencil & ink stories by Luca Cannavò

Sicilian comic artist and illustrator Luca Cannavò is partecipating for the second time at Caffelatte’s exhibition with his stylish strips. Cannavó has graduated from the International School of Comics in Rome (Scuola Internazionale di Comics Accademia delle Arti Figurative) and has been drawing in Finland for various reviews and magazines, advertising agencies and organizations. He also teaches comic drawing.

For me, drawing is the only possible way of being free.

>>> Luca Cannavò's drawings exhibited 8.-14.3.2010

keskiviikko 24. helmikuuta 2010

The Venice of Tuulia Susiaho

Tuulia Susiaho is a graduate of the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts. Apart solo exhibitions, her video works and installations have been featured at many group exhibitions both in Finland and abroad. In 2007 her works has been presented as part of the "How to look at Venice?" -exhibition in Galleria Contemporaneo (Mestre, Venice).

Susiaho is partecipating in the 2010 Caffelatte exhibition with two experimental works that were shot in Italy, 1° Agosto (2007) and Se Brusa la Vecia (2005). The title of the work "Se Brusa la Vecia" recalls an old tradition from the region of Veneto where a puppet resembling an old woman is set on fire for the symbolic purpose of leaving the past behind and welcoming the new year.

>>> Tuulia Susiaho's video works exhibited 1.-7.3.2010

tiistai 23. helmikuuta 2010

Bizzare city views through the lens of Emiliano Verrocchio

"I have always been living in big cities and therefore think that I miss the ”countryside feeling” of simple things. Everything I see around city centres is somehow full of nothing-and-something at the same time, and so I try to catch both aspects with photos. The strange relation between these apparently dead objects and people is puzzling me. Unnatural things are made by humans and so they tell me quite a lot about their producers."

>>> Emiliano Verrocchio's photos exhibited 8.-14.3.2010

maanantai 22. helmikuuta 2010

Caffelatte at Galleria Espoonsilta 1.-14.3.2010

The art collective Caffelatte is back in Galleria Espoonsilta for the second time! Our finnish-italian collective is represented this time mostly by new artists and some old friends from the 2008 –exhibition. The previous exhibition lasted one week, bringing up 13 artists. Now the partecipants has been given more time, and the gallery space will be available for two weeks. This time a dozen artists (plus some guests at the opening) will show their creativity, being devided in two groups of one week each. Welcome to the opening monday 1.3.2010 at 18:00, that will start with some little italian snacks and storyteller Zambrano's music. Galleria Espoonsilta is situated on the bridge of "Espoo" central train station, in Virastopiha 3. The exhibition is open every day 10-18h.

PROGRAM 2.-7.3.2010

Kari Yli-Annala / Audiovisual experimental works

Tuulia Susiaho / Audiovisual experimental works

Helena Karhumäki / Watercolour paintings

Maija Ylä-Sahra / Oil paintings, photography

Hannele Matinlauri / Environmental art

PROGRAM 8.-14.3.2010

Diego Miedo / Audiovisual experimental works, animation

Lucio Luongo / Audiovisual experimental works, animation

Emiliano Verrocchio / Photography

Luca Cannavó / Drawings, graphics

Diego Miedo / Street art, drawings, graphics

Hannele Matinlauri / Environmental art