Art & Design

March 16, 2017

The Artist Capturing the Mood of Today’s Political Climate

Brooklyn-based Reginald Sylvester II opens his debut solo show in Italy

  • Written by Samira Larouci

Supported by historic Milanese foundation Fondazione Stelline, Brooklyn-based artist Reginald Sylvester II presents his first debut solo exhibition The Rise And Fall of a People—curated by Michele Robecchi, publisher of contemporary art for Phaidonin the Italian city today.

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Born in Jacksonville, North Carolina and now living and working out of Brooklyn, having already exhibited his work at Basel and Pace Prints last year, the 30-year-old artist shows no sign of slowing down.

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His latest exhibition presents rich large-scale paintings that muse on the current critical times Western society is facing. Using Biblical themed portraiture to delve in to the dark underbelly of today’s political climate, the show coincides with the publication of Reginald’s first monograph (which is accompanied with an essay by Michele Robecchi).

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The Rise and Fall of a People runs from 16 March to 1 April at Fondazione Stelline, Corso Magenta 61, Milan.

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