Friday, November 11, 2016

Media age runs amok in 'Federico Solmi: The Brotherhood' at LA's Luis De Jesus Gallery

Christopher Knight, Art Critic
Federico Solmi's "The Brotherhood" mixes painting with video animation. (Luis De Jesus Gallery)
CALIFORNIA---Imagine animating the surging throngs in James Ensor’s monumental 1888 masterpiece, “Christ’s Entry Into Brussels in 1889,” with its grotesque painted caricatures of mobs populating church and state and engulfed in an alarming aura of surging madness. You’ll have some idea of what Federico Solmi’s The Brotherhood” is like. At Luis De Jesus Gallery, eight LED monitors and a room-size installation for a suite of five more monitors transform paintings into disturbing video-pageants. [link]

Other notable works by Frederico Solmi