An exhibition within the Edit Cult program
On the occasion of the third edition of Edit Napoli, within the Edit Cult program that animates the historic center of the capital of Campania, Federico Pepe presents an exhibition, curated by Federica Sala, which is a total dialogue with the city of Naples and the spaces of the Museo Civico Gaetano Filangeri.
The title “Chest’è”, a typical expression of the Neapolitan language, summarizes the attitude with which the artist approaches his work: a mix of art, design, graphics that can not be explained in a didactic way but that must be understood and accepted as a creative jumble in which the signs are transformed into paintings or bicycles in an apparently random way. A sort of animated bestiary of signs in movement, whose apparent randomness is instead regimented by an ordered and geometric arrangement that instinctively brings out the connections.
The alphabet of the artist’s signs not only allows the dialogue between the various pieces but also corroborates the dialogue with the space, starting from the chasing of the symbols of the majolicas, up to the incredible chromatic cross-reference between the artist’s color palette and that of the museum room hosting the exhibition. In this everything, undefined yet earthly, there is the synthesis of his universe of colors, symbols, and signs in perpetual movement between form and representation.
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Curatorial text “La mostra non esiste”, in english "The exhibition does not exist", published in Le Dictateur n.6, Le Dictateur editions.
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Graphic design: Giuseppe Basile, Luca Ladiana