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Dario Ballantini 9 September – 9 October 2013 ArtMoorHouse, Moor House, 120 London Wall, Greater London, EC2Y 5ET Opening Hours : Mon - Fri (1pm - 5pm) or by appointment / Sat - Sun (by appointment)

Mondo. 2011 © Dario Ballantini

Celebrity Impersonator and Fine Artist Dario Ballantini returns for solo exhibition in London ArtMoorHouse is delighted to announce their upcoming exhibition of work by Italian celebrity impersonator and Fine Art painter Dario Ballantini. In his performed impersonations, Ballantini has become revered throughout the European continent for his unique ability to stretching the boundaries of figurative art – studying his subjects as though they are sitters. In the same way, from the subjects of his paintings the artist borrows their innermost expressions, laying bare and giving life to the characteristics latent beneath the anonymous, static faces which populate his canvases. Heralded by creatives and intellectuals throughout the Italian cultural scene as the ‘personification of eclecticism’, Ballantini has been recognised for his powerful expressiveness in both his primary art forms. Already present in the international art scene, he holds among his supporters and collectors historians, art critics, poets, song writers, film directors and actors – all of whom have been part of the artist's close entourage from the very beginning of his 'parallel' career as a celebrity impersonator. “Dario Ballantini’s paintings explore the unconsciousness, that part of ourselves that is hidden away, where awareness is banned. Night seeps into our thoughts and translates them into images of a sudden, dramatic perception…Our artist is perfectly aware of the rhythms that need to be painted on a canvas to bring up the labouring, the unease that the substance itself, when treated with deliberate excessive fury, can bring up and out of a background that offers no footholds but rather hotbeds of turmoil and grief, where the reds and the blacks, masterly used to bring out their dramatic intensity, will not let out any strokes or drips to soothe the whites, the blues and the yellows.” Luciano Caprile


Anche Senza, 2011© Dario Ballantini

Credi Davvero, 2013© Dario Ballantini

Se Proprio Devo, 2010 © Dario Ballantini

'I'm very excited to have the chance to share my art and connect with such a vibrant and multicultural audience that London and only few other places in the world can offer'. Dario Ballantini

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Editors Notes ArtMoorHouse Norman Foster's building provides the setting for a successful synergy between Art and Business. ArtMoorHouse is a new creative space in the heart of the City. Our aim is to provide a rolling programme of high-profile Fine art and Design exhibitions and events. From internationally acclaimed and well-established artists to emerging talents, ArtMoorHouse strives to engage, inspire and provide a talking point and an ice breaker in the banking and commercial environment. Thanks to the collaboration with prestigious national and international galleries, sponsors and supporters, ArtMoorHouse aim to present itself as a hub, a meeting point of diverse synergies in order to create a network of interactions between the art world, design and business. www.artmoorhouse.com


Contacts Media Enquiries Tani Burns: T: 0207 377 5665 M: 07888 731 419 E: tburnsarts@gmail.com ArtMoorHouse Elisa Martinelli: T: 07919 070 335 E: info@artmoorhouse.com W:

www.artmoorhouse.com

Dario Ballantini Massimo Licinio: T: 0039 335 634 65 81 0039 337 27 39 48 E: Massimo@massimolicinio.it W: www.darioballantini.it www.massimolicinio.it

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