As an ongoing series of his recent work, Mattia Biagi is opening eyes with his Storm of Life exhibits. Using the city as his canvas Biagi has created various installations of the exhibit in Los Angeles over the past 13 days. His work focuses on common cultural superstitions, and the origins from which they arise as well as the stigmas that stick with them. Freedom of choice is centralized as both conceptual and as a way of life in this series of work.
By creating sculptures and installations that confront, advertise and incorporate some of the most powerful superstitions in Western culture, Biagi is forcing viewers to confront those very same ideas of dogma and slavish devotion to the irrational. For Biagi, superstitions are based on fear and irrationality. He continuously questions the range to which we accept superstition and how we can unconsciously accept them as dogma despite their unfounded nature.Storm of Life will be begin Wednesday July 13th, 2011 from 6pm to 9pm at Farmers and Merchants Building, 411 S. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013