AUGUSTO PODEROSI “Al Hakawati “The Storyteller””
Date of the work: 2020; Oil/canvas on wooden table support;
140 x 100 cm;
Work published with official quotation on the ARTPRICE international portal.
AL HAKAWATI “The Storyteller” is the first pictorial-narrative work of a series, which arise from the silence of the soul between past and present in a journey towards the sacred and profane. In the journey, the viewer in the absence of a memory, erased by artificial theorems, gets lost only to find himself again and Al Hakawati becomes the narrator and guardian of an ancient tradition. The journey is that of the soul where history in search of an end, intertwining with others to infinity, is transformed into the history of man himself. The Storytelle’s face appears in space and time, here he crushes with a demon who is part of his tragedy that tries to dissolve. The work is the first cameo of a tale made up of legends, where places are the meeting point of peoples who make their acquaintance in intertwining wonderful stories. Stories that escape reason leading us into the world of brilliant madness is misunderstood which makes the fire that feeds our passions burn.
The work was presented in an exhibition made by the Amedeo Modigliani Foundation at the “Franco Zeffirelli Foundation” museum in Florence (documentation attached) and in various online exhibition.
About artist: AUGUSTO PODEROSI
was born in Rome he works eclectically in the fields of figurative and audiovisual arts he started his activity in the laboratories of scenography to the Cinecitta Studios. Sculptor, painter and restorer to the holy see he realizes numerous artistic patronage for the Basilica Papale di S.Paolo Fuori le Mura, di S.Antonio di Padova , Basilica Del Cristo Re (Rome) for the Vatican City and various other Roman churches. Refines the knowledge on sacred themes graduating from the Pontificio Ateneo Benedettino of’ Liturgical Institute of Sant’Anselmo. From 2000 to 2003 he was the artistic director of the laboratory of art to the Basilica di S.Paolo Fuori le Mura carrying out tasks of master of sacred and liturgical art to the Benedictine monks of the monastery he worked on the restoration of the portal of the Basilica for the Jubilee 2000. In 2008 is the first artist has receive permission to expose sculptural installation “Corpo di L u c e” https://www. youtube.com/watch? v=PKMek_dLCHU, at the Basilica of S Pietro in Vincoli at Rome under the eyes of the Statue of Moses by Michelangelo, exposure sponsored by the Institute of IMAIE. Collaborator of famous advertising agencies of the caliber of Movie Magic he is also choreographer in combat film and actor for spot directed by Tony Scott and Rob Cohen he has also collaborated, with directors like Mario Missiroli e Ugo Gregoretti for the theater Argentina and the theater Valle.The great passion for cinematography leads him to collaboration as the actor with some of the major Italian directors debuting with Federico Fellini, in Ginger & Fred, Damiano Damiani, Carlo Lizzani, Mauro Bolognini, Lamberto Bava, Giancarlo Nanni, Sergio Martino, Pal Sandor, Stefania Sandrelli; For tv Claudio Calicari, Paolo Poeti, Gianni Lepre, Paolo Fondato, Giulio Questi, Giuliana Gamba, Renato Di Maria, Marco Serafini, Paolo Bonora, Angela Redini, Carlo AlbertoPinelli, Paolo Monico Sebastian Leda e Francisco D’amorim Lima. In 2016 is the winner for the financing for High Formation of Film Acting delivered by Audiovisual Institute www.nuovoimaie.it to achieve the first Cinematografic Martial Combat as Artistic Director and fight Arranger. The format was held at the www.cinecitta3.tv and was broadcast https://livestream.com throughout the wor ld. Lecturer at the Uni versi t y of Cinematography www.accademiaartisti.com in the field of Cinematographic Martial Combat.
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