Indagine II’24 – La Sbornia a Verduno

10 February - 31 March 2024

Investigation II’24‘ is the title of the solo exhibition of Spanish artist Octavio Floreal, which extends from the gallery rooms to the spaces of La Sbornia in Verduno. This extension of the exhibition explores the universe of the artist, originally from the Canary Islands, presenting four large sculptures installed in the gardens and interior rooms of the new avant-garde restaurant in the Langhe. The vision of La Sbornia in Verduno involves a network of multi-sensory suggestions generated by the connections between landscape, architecture, art and food and wine. The restaurant takes its name from a artwork created in 1960 by the well-known Alba artist Pinot Gallizio. The artwork ‘La sbornia a Verduno‘ is a composition of multiple elements, made of black graphic signs, sometimes indistinguishable, that challenge the spectator to the game of recognition, the game of investigation. “Investigation” by definition is “a theoretical and practical activity, directed towards the knowledge or discovery of something”. [(Sin.) analysis, examination, exploration, observation, research, study]. This word, which later became the title of the exhibition, gathers within itself the mother principle that has motivated the research of Spanish artist Octavio Floreal from the very beginning, so much so that it has become the name of one of his major strands of work that he has been exploring for more than twenty years.

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Octavio Floreal, - Indagine 14’22 2022

85x259x177cm ferro e legno

Octavio Floreal, - Indagine IV’22 2022

100x300x10cm ferro

Octavio Floreal, - Indagine 15V’22 2022

195x157x182 ferro

Octavio Floreal, - Indagine V’19 2019

62x129x97 ferro

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