ARIANNA GALLO AND LUCA BARBERINI IN JAPAN!
We are really happy to announce our next show to be held at the Neo House of Tokyo Nerima from 9th to 15th June!
We look forward to see all our Japanese friends, collectors, students we have met in our studio here in Ravenna, but also to make new friends! It will be a unique and special occasion, because it is the first time that Luca and I are exhibiting together.
Each of us has created 9 small mosaics, hence the name of the exhibition "Piccoli Mosaici", but in a very different style.
The theme of the exhibition is: The mosaics as an Italian excellence, nowadays as during the antiquity.
All the mosaics exposed to Neo House are made of tiny pieces of marble, smalto and gold. The name of this technique is “opus vermiculatum” (an ancient technique employed in the execution of the most refined mosaics during the Roman Empire).
This exhibition will take the visitors on a hypothetical journey to Italy with my reproductions of ancient mosaics from northern to southern Italy. Then they will get back to the present with Luca’s contemporary mosaics.
The last day of the exhibition, the 15th June, we will run some short mosaic workshops.
During our stay in Japan, Koko mosaico will be open as always. Our assistants Melissa and Ivana will take care of the lab and its activities.
Wish us luck! :)
Arianna and Luca
The trainees, followed by the teachers Enrico Poggiali, creator of the course, and Arianna Gallo, mosaic artist, will actively participate in all the phases of the work and will learn the basics of the floor mosaic (opus tessellatum)
Koko Mosaico together with Ravenna Incoming organise guided tours of the atelier. The tour starts every Saturday morning at 11.30
Join us for this 2 days mosaic class, suitable for all levels, with Ravenna's master mosaic artist Arianna Gallo.You will be working directly onto mortar using traditional stained glass, smalti and vitreous glass with pounded leading plaster