Marco Perego celebrated his first London show with new artworks presented by Galerie Gmurzynska at The Royal Academy of Arts co-hosted by fashion house La Mania. Both Perego and Galerie Gmurzynska have a history with fashion and tradition with fashion. The night was a red carpet fashion will phenomena!
“New Trousers for New Men,” a quote from Ilia Ehrenburg was the motto of a 1970’s Galerie Gmurzynska exhibition in which women artists of the Russian Avant-Garde from the 10’s and 20’s showed side by side their paintings with their fashion designs. Ever since having curated this exhibition, art and fashion has been a lifelong passion for Krystyna Gmurzynska. That is how the collaboration for “Fairytale Mania” at London’s Royal Academy came to life, with the work of Polish born art historian Krystyna Gmurzynska and Polish fashion designer of La Mania, Joanna Przetakiewicz.
“Fairytale Mania” combined Perego’s earlier fairy tale paintings, collages of ripped paper and several sculptures. Perego also debuted a new series of paintings of white coral. “Coral is like paper. It looks really robust and strong, but in reality it’s so fragile. The elusive beauty make it so special,” Perego says. Also debuted was the presentation of the La Mania’s autumn/winter 2012/2013 collection. The exhibition’s atmosphere transported spectators to an imaginary world where fashion blends with the marvelous world of Marco Perego’s art.
MARCO PEREGO, painter and sculptor, born in Salo der Garda in Italy in 1980. Works in New York, Los Angeles and Milano Italy. Marco changes the meaning of famous lifestyle and popular arts. His works are both esthetically appealing and shocking at the same time. The artist gained his first success by appropriating the fairy tale side of pop culture, giving it a very modern and controversial dimension. One of the most known pieces of work is ‘modernized’ version of ‘Snow White’
In one of his early shows the first buyers were Dolce & Gabana with whom he partnered with the fashion house for the renowned collaboration “Where Fashion Meets Art” with his paintings as the background of the 2008 advertising campaign. One of his most well known pieces is his installation piece “The Only Good Rock Star is a Dead Rock Star” (2008) in which he anticipated the death of Amy Winehouse. His latest series of monochromatic works, executed in the old master technique of Trompe-L’Oeil, depict white torn paper, honoring the minimalist painters of the 50’s.
The Marco Perego exhibition will travel later this year to Poland where it will be shown at the world famous Warsaw Opera House. I meet Marco Perego and Isabel Bscher , who runs the Galerie Gmurzynskawith her mother Krystyna Gmurzynska to find out what makes them stop and stare…
STARE LOVE SHARE (Marco Perego )
ItsRudeToStare: What is the most recent stare-worthy experience you’ve had? It has to be something that stunned you and made you stop and stare?
Marco Perego: Watching my mom dancing!
ItsRudeToStare: The most eye catching thing you have ever seen?
Marco Perego: When I close my eyes and meditate.
STARE LOVE SHARE ( Isabelle Bscher)
ItsRudeToStare: What was the last thing that made you stop and stare?
Isabelle Bscher: This picture (below) by Marco Perego…
A art exhibition for Marco Perego hosted by La Mania and Galerie Gmurzynska. The Royal Academy of Arts, London. W1J 0BD