Honoured to meet Johnny Depp

I was honoured to meet Johnny Depp and The Hollywood Vampires in Lucca during the Summer Festival.

Johnny knew of my art work which was amazing as he is a really talented musician and actor as well as a great guy. Made my day.

Meeting Johnny Depp -Anthony Moman -Alice Cooper -Joe Perry
Meeting Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper and Joe Perry during their concert tour.

 

 

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WAZZAP ?! ANTHONY MOMAN

ANTHONY MOMAN
WAZZAP

Futura Art Gallery
Pietrasanta, Via Garibaldi, 10
11 agosto – 31 settembre
a cura di Futura Art Gallery

Saranno le emoticons le protagoniste di WAZZAP?! la mostra personale di Anthony Moman, che inaugura sabato 11 agosto, presso Futura Art Gallery. Il termine coniato nel 1988, deriva da «emotion » e «icon», e si traduce in icona delle emozioni, emozioni che prendono vita nelle stravaganti opere realizzate dall’artista britannico, attraverso un medium più che insolito: le siringhe. La mostra sarà visibile a Pietrasanta, in Via Garibaldi 10, fino al 15 settembre.

Moman da sempre si appropria di materiali industriali non convenzionali, impopolari e li trasforma in seducenti oggetti del desiderio, trasmettendo messaggi sottili, ironici e “pungenti”. Nelle sculture, le singole siringhe si metamorfizzano in altra forma creando un’interferenza strutturale. Una sinergia come “creazione di un insieme che è molto di più della semplice somma delle parti, deriva dalla parola greca synergos, che significa cooperare e lavorare insieme”. Da questo concetto prendono forma le faccine, utilizzate ogni giorno e sdoganate grazie all’uso delle nuove frontiere della comunicazione, esse sono il modo più utilizzato oggi per esprimere emozioni e stati d’animo. Con buona probabilità potremmo dire che tutti noi oggi abbiamo utilizzato un’emoticon, così come almeno una volta nella vita abbiamo avuto a che fare con una siringa.

L’artista, nato a Londra nel 1966, formatosi in arte e design, si distingue per uno stile che incorpora le osservazioni ironiche della società contemporanea. Le sue sculture fatte di siringhe, provocano reazioni miste: disagio e pensieri comunemente associati all’uso delle droghe, all’HIV, evocano la chirurgia estetica e con essa il costante desiderio di ottenere, attraverso continui ritocchi, l’aspetto perfetto; e ancora vaccinazioni infantili, visite dal dentista, trattamenti salva vita per il diabete, procreazione assistita, oscillando costantemente tra pensieri negativi e positivi, quasi a ricordarci come la nostra sopravvivenza si trovi, molto spesso, a dover dipendere da una siringa.

Siringhe che meritano il giusto rispetto da parte della storia dell’umanità, siringhe che Anthony Moman cerca di sacralizzare nelle sue opere, trasfigurandole per riscattarle dall’anonimato cui sono state rilegate. Artista di cui sentirete molto parlare, alcuni dei suoi lavori più recenti, sono stati esposti al Deus Ex Macchina Milano, Temporanea per Milano Design Week presentata da Futura Gallery e nella stessa galleria a Pietrasanta, durante la Collettiva “Pi Greco”; al Palazzo Ducale di Lucca con ‘Andare Oltre Si Puo’ durante la mostra collettiva di beneficenza a favore di Downs Sindrome dei bambini.

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Coming Soon Solo Show Anthony Moman WAZZAP ?!

Upcoming Exhibition of New Sculptures By Anthony Moman at Futura Gallery Pietrasanta August 11 to September 8

 

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Wazzap ! New show at Gallery Futura, Pietrasanta

I will be showing all new, unedited work at Futura Gallery, Pietrasanta from August 11th to September 8th.

Full details soon.

Nomophobia Inspired Anthony Moman’s New Syringe Art Installation

Nomophobia is the irrational fear of being without your phone. If you cannot stop using your smartphone here is an instant cure.
This installation continues Anthony Moman’s exploration of syringes in art. The syringes have an ambivalent, controversial  presence. For some they evoke feelings of horror triggering childhood memories of visits to the doctor for essential vaccinations, for others the  squalid imagery of discarded drug paraphernalia.

They were first used in the 1600s for different types of intravenous injections, followed by the 1850s when the French veterinary surgeon Charles Gabriel Pravaz and the Scottish doctor Alexander Wood developed a syringe. It had a hollow needle fine that pierced the skin. Initially made of metal by 1866 the barrels were made from glass enabling doctors to see the contents.
Syringes have most likely been the saviour of humanity but now are also associated with tattoos and cosmetic surgery as well as recreational drug use. The ambiguity of the syringes in Anthony Moman’s sculptures are what makes them unsettling.

Smartphone Addiction- Syringe Art Sculpture- Anthony Moman
Smartphone Addiction
Addicted to smartphones- Cure- Anthony Moman
Selfie Addiction (Art Installation Anthony Moman

Bear Necessities Sculpture by Anthony Moman in Milan during Design Week

bear necessities syringe sculpture by anthony moman
Bear Necessities Syringes on marine board in plexiglas box 110 x 90 cm

 

It was a real challenge to create a cuddly figure out of a divisive but highly symbolic medical instrument.                                                                                                                     
 The syringes used to create these sculptures provoke mixed reactions – for some there is a slightly awkward feeling that they are just a little bit inappropriate.
There are unwelcome thoughts about drug abuse and HIV from sharing needles. For others there is the lure of cosmetic surgery and the desire to achieve the perfect look whilst others fantasise about elaborate tattoos. Some think of childhood vaccinations, dentist injections, life saving treatment for diabetes, procreation via IVF and many more life saving medical treatments.
The issue of childhood vaccinations is so polemical especially when a political party seeking to win the Italian elections attacks it. My own Uncle survived an attack of polio as a child but was left without the use of his legs, limited hearing and loss of speech. He was nevertheless a great personality and much loved. This is for you, Zio Federico

Moman at Deus Cafe hosted by Futura Gallery during Milan Design Week

Moman at Deus Cafe Milan with Futura Gallery
Moman at Deus Cafe Milan with Futura Gallery

Feeling thrilled to be showing my work at the Deus Cafe hosted by Futura Gallery during Milan Design Week / Salone del Mobile on 18th April from 7.00 pm.

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PI CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITION FUTURA ART GALLERY, PIETRASANTA

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Pi greco Collective Exhibition Futura Art Gallery

Saturday, April 7, 2018 marks a bit of history for Pietrasanta as the day when the Gallery Futura opens its doors officially.

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Szymon Oltarzewski in Pi Greco, Futura Gallery
PiGreco Sculpture Moman Futura Gallery
Pi wall sculpture by Anthony Moman encircled by Philippe Delenseigne’s moving installation.
Anthony Moman Galleria Futura at the inauguration of Pi Greco
Too many people inside the gallery for the inauguration so getting a few rays instead

In fact, the new Futura contemporary art gallery has a historic pedigree as Fienilarte, but with a new approach and spirit thanks to the direction of Claudio Francesconi, former founder of Gestalt Gallery.

Futura has decided to open its doors with a project of important cultural interest, a collective exhibition totally dedicated to the age old and stimulating relationship between art and science: an exhibition dedicated to one of the most mysterious and evocative symbols in the history of science, Pi Greco.

The exhibition entitled Pi Greco will begin with a short presentation, re-proposing the traditional #PillsOfArt review previously produced by Fienilarte, with a short speech by the teacher of mathematics, Professor Letizia Vaioli and will also have the honour of hosting the lawyer Anna Paola Negri Clementi, curator of the same foundation. The artists on show will be Paolo Dovichi, Szymon Oltarzewski, Mimmo Paladino, Tom Jó Coladelli, Anthony Moman, Philippe Delenseigne, Alfredo Sasso, Girolamo Ciulla, Roberto Fallani,Armando Marrocco. Ten artists of diverse experience and nationalities, united by the common goal to represent an enigma that has always entangled the minds of scientists: the Pi Greco.

Inauguration: Saturday 7 April at 6.00 pm
Exhibition Time: 10.30-13.00 16.30-19.30
Address: via Garibaldi 10, Pietrasanta, Italy
Contacts: info@galleriafutura.com, http://www.galleriafutura.com, Tel : 338.336.2101
Free entry