10/01/2023 – 07/02/2023

Edicola Radetzky – Viale Gorizia (lato Darsena), Milano

Edicola Radetzky presenta The jewels of the creature in golden armour, mostra personale di Naomi Gilon realizzata con la collaborazione di Candy Snake Gallery.

Realizzato appositamente per Edicola Radetzky, il progetto trasforma lo spazio vetrato dell’edicola in uno scrigno dall’atmosfera fantastica ispirata a manga epici e visionari come Saint Seiya e Sailor Moon.

Tra forme arcaiche/aggressive e dettagli glamour/preziosi, le sculture in mostra si pongono come vestigia dotate di un potere occulto, parte di una serie di oggetti magici che una volta uniti possono invocare un’energia protettiva o nociva.

Belgian artist born in 1996 in Arlon and based in Brussels, Naomi Gilon is one of the most interesting artists of an emerging international scene increasingly open to the contamination between visual art, fashion and design. Focused on the idea of transformation of the body as a tool for the construction of social identity and on the experimental use of ceramics as a material that is both fragile and sensual, Naomi Gilon's research is in constant dialogue with the forms of popular culture, from the traditional ones of classical mythology to the most contemporary expressions of youth subcultures.

Among the collaborations developed by Naomi Gilon in recent years, we can mention the fashion brands Marc Jacobs, with whom she has reinvented some iconic bags of the American fashion brand, and Han Kjøbenhavn, with whom she created a dress that became viral after being was worn by actress Julia Fox at the Oscars party.

The reference imagery is linked to the human-animal hybridization typical of fantastic fiction, from speculative literature to horror cinema, in which the encounter of the human body with wild nature represents the recovery of underground energies linked to the collective unconscious. In particular, the shapes of the hands or feet that turn into paws with claws are typical of Naomi Gilon, an expression of an animal aggression that is symbolically reintegrated and tamed until it becomes attractive due to the sinuous shapes and captivating colors. thus obtaining a new harmony between civilization and instinct that passes through the sensuality of matter.

Nelle opere di Naomi Gilon l’immaginario gotico incontra la fluidità post-internet in un ironico mash-up in cui la dimensione fantastica entra nella quotidianità anche attraverso oggetti d’uso, avvicinandosi al design e alla moda ma conservando l’unicità del pezzo unico.

Tra le mostre principali ha esposto presso: Candy Snake Gallery (Milano), Encore Brussels (Bruxelles), Kruger (Stoccolma), Galerie Fleur&Wouter (Amsterdam, Paesi Bassi), Cdlt+ Gallery (Liége, Belgio), Kunsthal Gent (Gent, Belgio), Superchief Gallery (New York, USA), Les Galeries Louise (Bruxelles, Belgio), Subsidiary Projects (London, Regno Unito), Kingsgate Project Space (London, Regno Unito), Alice Gallery (Bruxelles, Belgio), Normaal Gallery (Bruxelles, Belgio), Diesel Project Space (Gent, Belgio), BAM (Mons, Belgio), Like A Little Disaster (Polignano a Mare, Italia), Pavillon Baltard (Paris, Francia), Les Halles Saint Géry (Bruxelles, Belgio). In programma per il 2023 una mostra a New York.