RED, WHITE AND BLUE
Milan / January 28 —March 15, 2014
On January 28th Massimo De Carlo presents Red, White and Blue, a solo exhibition of most recent series of works by Piotr Uklański.
When Piotr, the immigrant, embarks on an inward road trip to examine his aspirations and dreams, his journey leads him through the palette of ideology, counter-cultural history and exploitation.
He begins a new life but remains haunted by a terrifying secret. Just when he thinks he’s completed his quest in the forest of identity forever - his heart has other ideas. Fate takes an unexpected turn with the arrival of his daughter.
Building tensions and resentments soon explode into desperate self-seeking warfare. For his art to find the room to grow—midst his yearning for love and attention—he must trust an unlikely source. He has questions about what happened and will stop at nothing to learn truth about himself.
Piotr Uklański, one of the most eclectic artist of our time, was born in Warsaw in 1968 and lives and works in Warsaw and New York. He has participated to various exhibitions all over the world; among the most recent solo exhibitions ESL, Bass Museum, Miami (2013); Czterdzieści i Cztery, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw (2012); Piotr Uklański A RETROSPECTIVE, Secession, Wien (2007); Piotr Uklański, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel (2004); Project 72, The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2000). His works has been exhibited in group shows in prestigious institutions such as the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Tate Modern in London, Palazzo Grassi in Venice, the Museo de Arte Moderna in Mexico City, the National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto, the MoMA in New York and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. Uklański represented Poland at the 26th Sao Paulo Biennale; he took part in The 50th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia, The 63th Venice Film Festival and the 2010 Whithey Biennal at The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.