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Vernissage BLU OLTREMARE di Abi Lajavardi, curated by Carlotta Biffi.

17 May 2018 from 7-9pm, Spazio Nour.

Spazio Nour is pleased to present 'Blu Oltremare. Abi Lajavardi', the second chapter of a pair of solo exhibitions divided between Milan and Tehran by the young Italian illustrator Elisa Vendramin.

The exhibition will open on Thursday 17 May and can be visited by appointment until Friday 25 May, the date of the finissage, during which there will be a concert by the acoustic duo Tinsagu Project.

The exhibition presents a selection of Vendramin's artistic research: more than twelve works that dialogue freely within Bligny 42, developing a reflection on the idea of space and the multiple meanings it takes on.

Vendramin's work, which introduces a significant convergence of form and content, is articulated as a narrative with delicate and elegant tones. The space, which is dissociated from its original connotation of a blank page to be filled, is an active element of the composition and co-protagonist of the image. On the one hand, with its studied balance of full and empty spaces, it gives weight to the image and directs its fluctuating movement, helping to determine its rhythm and morphology. On the other hand, space - or rather, spaces - are the real focus of his artistic research, fragmented, chosen and recombined to create the impression of another place.

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Elisa Vendramin (Sacile, 1985) is a young Italian graphic designer and illustrator whose work goes beyond any traditional classification.

After completing an MA in Communication Design at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (London, 2010), Vendramin collaborated with cultural institutions such as Science Museum of London and Nordic House Reykjavik, as well as companies such as Wall&Decò (Italy), Bompiani (Italy) and Fendi (Italy). She has exhibited in several group exhibitions in London, Paris and Reykjavik - where she has been living permanently after being selected for several art residencies, including SÍM International Residency (Reykjavik, 2011) and NES Artist Residency (Skagaströnd, 2011).

Since 2013 she has been living and working in Milan, where she continues to work internationally as an illustrator, as well as following personal research projects. Her most recent exhibitions include: Beyond Form - Solo exhibition (Atelier Olschinsky Art Store, Vienna, May 2015), Les Rencontres d'Arles (Divonne Studio, Arles, July-September 2017), Switch On Your Creativity (Festival Hall, Osaka, May 2017), International Weird Collage Show (Jealous Gallery, London, February 2018).


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