The Bally Artist for the year 2009 is: GABRIELE GENINI
“Gabriele Genini’s works are really special travel notes expressed as a non-coded universal model, sketches that spark the imagination and give substance to dreams. Gabriele takes us on a journey through the details of a “different” world, with its own rhythm and timing. He uses his notebook to show us the beauty of a world on the brink of disaster, and helps us experience rare moments spared from the acceleration of our own society. His sensitivity allows him to achieve a difficult artistic comparison between past and present from which emerges a type of timeless art.”
Born in Osogna on 06.01.1981, Gabriele Genini is an artist who loves to re-elaborate the exotic suggestions that he perceives during his travels with new styles. Here, the word “travels” means desire and “discovery” of new horizons, countries, people and cultures that may also be artistically unknown. As a modern explorer, he embodies the persona of the great traveller … a passion that he shares with many great artists of the past who created two fundamental artistic movements for European art during the 1800s and 1900s: Orientalism and Primitivism.
European art during the 1800s and 1900s: Orientalism and Primitivism. Also, in addition to giving Gabriele Genini a monetary award, the Bally Cultural Foundation will purchase one of his works for its collection. The Foundation will also sustain his work by organising some expositions and allowing him to continue to turn his travels into snapshots of his personal way of seeing the world.
“Tratto levante, rumore di matita, carta di riso”. In the photos, the delivery of the original notebook designed by Grabriele Genini during his trip to Japan which received the main prize as the winner of the “Bally Artist 2009″.