Solo Residency: Open Studios
Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop
Zone 2 - Notting Hill + Holland Park
Unit 1, 1 Bard Rd, Notting Hill, London W10 6TP, UK
Mon-Sat | 11am-5pm
Visits will follow COVID-19 regulations and can be booked in limited time-slots through the Gallery website
Marco Bizzarri is the current Solo Resident at Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop until November 2020. During the Kensington + Chelsea Art Week the Solo Residency Studio is open to the public from Monday-Saturday, 11am-5pm.
The work of Marco Bizzarri reveals the social crisis caused by the incessant yearning for progress, his procedures have a profound way of feeling the current context; they reveal the inevitable collision between nature and humans, exposing the collateral damage for our own existence. Thus, through a process of concealment it presents extreme situations, human dramas that we do not see but that it is necessary to look at; the act of masking works symbolically as a representation of our own refusal to understand. This way, through different procedures and techniques, amongst which painting, installation and video stand out, his work raises to the level of heroes those who calmly endure, some who wait for something to grow from the ruin.
His work is crossed by problematics such as ecocide, human displacement and the exploitation of nature. Body and landscape become a common thread in his practice which, without having a particular interest in naturalism or realism, always appear spectral or chaotic. Though the use of veilings and intense colour, Marco presents a world that must be carefully observed.
Also during KCAW20, visit the open studio of Stacie McCormick, normally behind the scenes at Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop, and IMPROMPTU(S), an exhibition of Juliette Dominati and Clare Burnett, exploring lines between sculpture and painting.