BOZHINOV/RICCI: Tabula Impressa

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BOZHINOV/RICCI: TABULA IMPRESSA

dalla Rosa Gallery 05 - 26.04.2013

dalla Rosa Gallery | 121 Clerkenwell Road | London EC1R 5BY | dallarosagallery.com


Bozhinov/Ricci: Tabula Impressa at dalla Rosa Gallery, installation view



BOZHINOV/RICCI: TABULA IMPRESSA 5 – 26 April 2013 dalla Rosa is proud to present the new project by artist duo Bozhinov/Ricci, Tabula Impressa is a visual-semiotic exploration broadly based on the Jungian idea that man is not born as a blank canvas but already carries elements from a communal, ancestral background. The exhibition includes works on paper and a new series of painted icons that reflect the duo’s interest in incorporating traditional techniques into contemporary practice. “The starting point of this project is a collection of signs gathered from the streets of London over the past year. This colourful and multiform alphabet, based on chance discoveries and carrying a limited vocabulary, has been classified in ten categories according to their shapes and arrangements, and grouped by their sensitivity to human experience and knowledge. “The surrounding circumstances – pattern of pavements, climatic conditions, presence of other elements in the immediate vicinity – and the embodiment of each sign with an inner meaning creates tools for a variety of descriptions and interpretations of reality.” “Instead of alphabets and words, a structure appears where dots and lines build the coordinates for a spatial representation of language. There are levels of categories with signs interlocked in creating compositional worlds, assuming their own natural grammar, a silent dominion with strict inner principles. An organism with functional syntax and voracious vocabulary.” (Kiril Bozhinov, 2013) Bozhinov/Ricci is a duo of writer and artist sharing a communal field of interests, aesthetics and a cross-disciplinary approach to their research and practice. Their projects combine written and spoken word, visual work and references to other forms of human knowledge and experience. For further information contact hello@dallarosagallery.com All installation photos by Philip John Jones.


Bozhinov/Ricci: Tabula Impressa at dalla Rosa Gallery, installation view



Francesca Ricci, Whisper (2013), transfer and egg tempera on board Š Bozhinov/Ricci


Francesca Ricci, Lucky You! (2013), transfer and egg tempera on board Š Bozhinov/Ricci



Francesca Ricci, Sphere of Ethical Force (2013), transfer and egg tempera on board Š Bozhinov/Ricci



Bozhinov/Ricci: Impressa at dalla Rosa Gallery, installation Richard Ducker: Tabula Dark Matter at dalla Rosa Gallery, installation viewview



ABOUT THE ARTISTS KIRIL BOZHINOV 2013 Celestial Bodies, dalla Rosa at Art Projects, London Art Fair 2011 I Beg You to Hear Me!, dalla Rosa Gallery 2006 Published a collection of short stories ‘Eclipses: Stories of Disappearances and Reappearances’ 2001 Wrote, produced and co-directed a play ‘Chichikov and the Big-Nosed Devil’ at the White Bear Theatre in London 1994 – 1997 Advisor to the London Film Festival on Balkan and Eastern European Cinema 1993 - 1995 Co-founded and run the fanzine ‘Life is Nothing But a Belly Dance’ 1992 - 1997 Music journalist for Eastern European magazines: RITAM (Serbia), TROTOAR (Macedonia), HEROINA NOVA (Croatia), and ROCK AND POP (Czech Republic) FRANCESCA RICCI Education 1994-98 Accademia di Belle Arti, Florence (Italy) BA (hons) in Stage Design and Art History 1998 Exchange programme Southampton Institute / Accademia di Belle Arti Florence 2003-04 Raindance Film School (London) Director's Foundation Certificate Exhibitions 2013 Celestial Bodies, dalla Rosa at Art Projects, London Art Fair


2012 Cross Section/01, dalla Rosa Gallery (group show) 2011 I Beg You to Hear Me!, dalla Rosa Gallery, London 2010 20x20 magazine: Collected Visions (group show), Madame Lillie's, London agency@theAgency, feat.norn, The Pigeon Wing and microPerformance (group show) The AgencyGallery, London 2009 Art/Value/Currency (group show), The Pigeon Wing, London and Eastern District, New York 1999 Design Works, BBC Vision (group show), London 1998 Metamorfosi della tradizione, Centro Culturale Polivalente, Cattolica 1998 Xmix, Diorama Arts Centre (group show), London 1995 Scrittori alla Pergola, Teatro della Pergola (group show), Florence. First Prize for the set design of If this is a man by Primo Levi Projects 2009 Auris Mediocris, illustration for The Otologyst in ‘Eclipses: Stories of Disappearances and Reappearances’ by Kiril Bozhinov 2008 Co-founder and editor of 20x20 magazine 2007 ‘My First Fetish’ (short story), The High Horse Magazine issue 10 2004-07 Co-founder and editor of Interlude Magazine


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