In the evocative setting of the city of Follonica, the first solo exhibition of Jamesboy, “L’irrequietezza dell’essere” (The Restlessness of Being), opened at the Pinacoteca Civica on July 7, 2019.
The exhibition united the artist’s work of the last three years, articulated in two different yet related paths: the study of the anatomical figure and the nomadic tribe.
Jamesboy was guided in both research projects by an autobiographical matrix that traces his Peruvian origins. He used anatomical figures to represent the convergences between the human body, the spirit of nature, and the portent of death, interpreting the changing and transient condition of modern man with the nomads.
In the depiction of human bodies, there is a desire to condense the basic elements of life, evoking atavistic images in which man, woman and children coexist, portrayed in their fragility and sometimes precarious balance. The approach to tribal nomadism is the natural outcome of an investigation on man and his restless living in the rhythms of contemporaneity. A nomad is, in fact, someone who lives according to the perpetual longing to escape; a common tendency, especially among artists.
The exhibition was part of the broader project Urban Art City, a series of interventions and initiatives of Street Levels Gallery that have made the city of Follonica an important satellite of the work carried out in parallel on the Florentine region. Between murals, didactic workshops, live performances and events of all kinds, “L’irrequietezza dell’essere” (The restlessness of being) represents the moment of the festival destined to a more human reflection, therefore intimate, sincere, private.
Piazza del Popolo 1 58022, Follonica (GR)