The Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève presents its first exhibition dedicated to contemporary comics with Cinema Zenit by Italian comic book artist Andrea Bruno (Catania, 1972). Among his influences are the great masters of the Italian and Argentinian schools, including Alberto Breccia, José Munoz, Sergio Toppi, and Hugo Pratt. Andrea Bruno is interested in stories in which the unsaid, the characters’ alienation and dream-like settings are constant features. Over the past twenty years the artist has created an increasingly personal style, abandoning line and pen in favour of black blotches of ink, and the use of a brush and pieces of corrugated cardboard used as dabbers.
Together with the original artworks for Cinema Zenit, the exhibition includes the artist’s latest plates and drawings from recent books notably Sabato tregua (Canicola, 2011) and Come le strisce che lasciano gli aerei (Coconino, 2012, with texts by Vasco Brondi), also published by Rackham Editions in France, and the fanfold Biblioteca onirica silkscreen series (Alexander Berardinelli Editore, 2013). Andrea Bruno lives and works in Bologna.
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