CJ. one Gallery is proud to present, The Kiss, the solo exhibition of Fabrizio Musa.

The solo exhibition of Fabrizio Musa "the Kiss" is a look at Italy in the 60s mediated by the cinematographic genius, Maestro Federico Fellini in the movie "La Dolce Vita" which marked an era.

The film follows Marcello Rubini (Marcello Mastroianni), a journalist writing for gossip magazines, over seven days and nights on his journey through the "sweet life" of Rome in a fruitless search for love and happiness. La Dolce Vita won the Palme d'Or (Golden Palm) at the 1960 Cannes Film Festival and the Oscar for Best Costumes. The film was a massive box office hit in Europe.

The analysis of the film is summarized in the famous sequence of the Kiss between Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg in the Trevi Fountain in Rome reviewed by the artist in a series of frames and highlights brought to acrylic on canvas.

The black and white, a stylistic signature of Musa, fits perfectly with the frames chosen through an elegant play of lights and shadows and summarizes the intensity of a cinematic moment but also of an era in which the economic boom brought Italy back in a prestigious place among the most important countries in the world after the second World War.

The exhibition continues with a "pop" reworking but always in black and white of female icons of those years from Sofia Loren to Gina Lollobrigida to Claudia Cardinale.

Cindy J. Choi