May 24 - August 25, 2024

Image: Serafino Maiorano, incontri tra cielo e terra, 2023 | cm 150x225, painting on digital print
Curated by Ada Lombardi

Exhibition promoted by the Department of Culture of the City of Rome and Azienda Speciale Palaexpo 
Organized by Azienda Speciale Palaexpo


The exhibition, Animo SOS.PESO, by Serafino Maiorano is the first anthology dedicated to the artist.

Over one hundred works will be on display, among the most representative of those created by Maiorano since the mid-1980s and which have contributed significantly to defining Rome’s effervescent art scene.

The exhibition unveils how Maiorano structures his works by cycles and how he uses and mixes various artistic languages: from painting to sculpture, as well as installations.

Animo SOS.PESO opens with a selection of the artist’s works, such as those from the Gravitazioni (1989), Feconda, and Ludi Ceriali cycles. The latter is characterized by the presence of glass and elements, such as wheat and salt, which are found in the Mediterranean and in Crotona, and are tied to Maiorano’s personal family experiences.

The exhibition then continues with works dating back to the mid-1990s in which, for the first time,  the artist uses digital photographic images processed through a computer and "corrected" by hand through painting. The subjects of the pieces dating back to the beginning of the new millennium are based on great Roman architecture. But we also find self-portraits, works that focus on the artist's introspective research, and a wide selection of drawings, including those belonging to the L’osservatrice cycle in which the nature of Maiorano’s “eye witnessing-nature” emerges.

The exhibition ends with sculptures that meld together the period of the Feconda cycle with digital landscapes of great Roman architectural spaces. A masterful combination of elements through which Serafino Maiorano gives shape to countless data and moods imposed by the contemporary world.