This is the economy of attention.
Companies compete for our time and vision,
apps and platforms draw us in,
continually extending the amount of time they engage our eyes.
Give zero ducks to how it looks to the swans. The swarm of swans still sings the song that swears I must be wrong.
Mauro Bonacina and Roman Road
ask you to disconnect from all distractions,
to immerse yourself in an experience of an artwork
through a process of mindful contemplation.
The gallery has been transformed.
Deviating from the white walled shell,
geographical and temporal references are deliberately eliminated.
Windows covered, walls and ceiling coated,
A single new painting hangs on the wall,
away from the distractions and timekeeping
of everyday life.
Mauro Bonacina (b.1977, Milan) lives and works in London, England. He completed his BA at Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2000 and graduated with an MA in fine arts from Goldsmiths, University of London, in 2003. In 2004 he was awarded the BOC Emerging Artist Award. Recent solo exhibitions include Yoghurt Weaver, Edel Assanti, London (2013); Maria Stenfors, London (2011); Charles Bank Gallery, New York (2010); Lucie Fontaine, Milan (2010); and Crooked Faith, Galerie Vera Munro, Hamburg (2006). Bonacina's work has been featured in international group exhibitions, including at Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart; Tate Modern, London; the Berlin Kreuzberg Biennale; and the Prague Biennale, Czech Republic.
69 Roman Road