The artist who will carry out a site-specific work in the village of Portico e San Benedetto, in Emilia-Romagna. Rudi’s interest in early animated films and their cinematic mechanism is fundamental to his work. In contrast to the weightlessness and graphic power of the two-dimensional work of his canvases, his sculptures present a tactility and a material multiplicity of tensions, surface textures and colors, which like crazy codes refer to different semantic spheres. Graduated from Goldsmith College in London, he continues his studies at the Städelschule in Frankfurt. Winner of the Cultural Perspectives Foundation Scholarship, Bulgaria in 2019, and The Neville Burston Award for Painting, UK in 2015, among his most recent exhibitions are: ‘Pretty sure it’s just the wind’, Goethe Institute and ‘SWIMMING POOL’, Sofia in 2021, and ‘ORBIT’, Messeturm, Frankfurt, in 2020. His Elpis collaborator is Elisabetta Negroni.
«As we approached Ponte della Maestà, Quinto [Cappelli] stopped and noted the stone protrusions along the bridge, where the horses can wedge their hooves and climb the steep angle… naturally I took the same steps. At the top of the bridge, before saying goodbye he told me: ” […] because you’re a painter, maybe you should know that water flow was important for Dante”. Then I looked back at Portico».