I’m playing house music while looking the Picasso’s sculptures show at Moma. Hopefully no one can hear what I’m listening to with my headphones. It would be odd, because one should probably listen to Ravel. So I’m here, between modernism and disco, parties, drugs, communities, politics, minorities, forms, colors, noises, bombs, silence, rhythm, beats, bodies, body parts, drinks, communism, war, resistance, language language language a lot of language verbal nonverbal complete incomplete shattered mirrors disco balls the soft whispers of Picasso and Braque drinking absinthe in the corner making out with some go-go boy a bull a big big bull on the dance floor.
Tomaso De Luca (ITA, 1988, lives and works in Rome and New York) works in drawing, sculpture, installation, performance and video. He graduated from NABA in Milan with a BA Painting and Visual Art. De Luca has widely shown in galleries and institutions in Italy, Brazil, Korea, and New York. He is currently working on a new zine called MODERNISSIMO that will compliment his solo show at Monitor Gallery in Rome.
De Luca visual language is largely focused on modernity and underground culture. He renders art history subjects through new lenses of identity, gender and sexuality. Anchoring his thoughts in Art History from Classicism to Post-Modernity, he infuses and revisits subjects and techniques with contemporary perspectives provoking an irony and detournement of once deemed sacred viewpoints. DeLuca’s work is grounded in the complexity of his interests, challenging the viewer with new ways of seeing.