A few steps from Termini Station there is the Pigneto area, a triangle of streets with a retro charm between Prenestina and Casilina, between imperial history and a history of ideas in continuous writing. Narrow streets, low houses and people on the street, where cultures cross, mix, rebuild and experiment.
In the beating heart of this reborn neighborhood rises Nero Gallery. A young and dynamic gallery born with the aim of giving space to Street Art, Comics, Lowbrow Art (it is a cultural movement of the Visual Arts that arose in Los Angeles in the late 70s.) Belonging to the popular arts, this movement had its cultural roots in the underground comics, in punk rock music and in hot-rod and street cultures, also known as Pop Surrealism or Pop Surrealism, it stands out for its humorous tones).
A space for all those extravagant, eccentric and unconventional artistic forms, assuming that art should have them. It offers young artists and new art genres that span and embrace the nuances of hyper-contemporary art.
Among the most significant exhibitions, hosted until now, that of the Twee Muizen and Virginia Mori deserve a mention.
Twee Muizen is a Spanish duo, formed by Denís and Cris, both from Galicia. Currently they live and work permanently in Barcelona. They use various supports, ranging from canvas to wood, and various techniques, from oil to acrylic, to even experiment with the art of sewing creating magnificent Art Toys.In their iconographies are always present animals, having spent their childhood in the middle in woods and mountains. These animals are always, or almost always, accompanied by a human figure.
Virginia Mori, class 81. She perfected in Illustration and Animation at the State Institute of Art in Urbino. He participates in several artistic events in Italy and wins the "SRG SSR idee suisse" award at Annecy Call for project. His bic pen designs have been exhibited in several collective and personal exhibitions in Italy and abroad.
The duality is always recurrent in Virginia's works that, thanks to her characteristic black humor, manages to arouse in the viewer contrasting emotions, a mixture of attraction and repulsion, of enchantment and unease. And it is precisely in the wide spectrum of meanings, in the metaphorical panorama that the observer is invited to explore and discover, that the charm of the works of this artist resides.