Fondazione Stelline is pleased to present the first solo exhibition in Italy and his debut in Europe of the New York–based artist Reginald Sylvester II.
Born in Jacksonville, North Carolina, in 1987, and currently based in New York, Reginald Sylvester II is establishing himself as one of the most promising artists of the latest generation. Characterized by a rich and varied pictorial language, Sylvester’s paintings exist in a place in between abstraction and figuration, where instinctive gestures are translated into immediate and spiritually charged communicative forms.
The body of work prepared for the exhibition at Fondazione Stelline captures a particularly important moment in the artist’s career. The introspective view of Sylvester’s early works is gradually evolving into a study on the outside world, initiating a series of new reflections on how the personal sphere can interact with the collective body. Primarily focused on portraiture, these new works touch on Biblical themes to address the critical times Western society is currently facing, as the title ‘The Rise and Fall of a People’ testifies.
Reginald Sylvester II was born in Jacksonville, North Carolina, in 1987. He grew up in Oakland, California, and attended the Academy of Fine Arts at the University of San Francisco. He has exhibited internationally in shows organized by Maximillian William, London, and at Pace Prints in New York. Sylvester lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
RISE AND FALL OF A PEOPLE
16th March – 1st April 2017
Tuesday – Sunday, h. 10AM – 8PM (Monday closed)