Over / Under
Over / Under Achiever AkaCorleone
Underdogs Gallery (Lisbon) is proud to present “Under / Over Achiever” a solo exhibition by AkaCorleone in Lisbon, Portugal.In his return to Underdogs, after his first solo exhibition at the gallery in 2014, AkaCorleone presents a patently personal reflection with narrative contours where he explores the interior efforts that orient and characterise his creative process. The body of work presented here, based on the fundamental concepts of opposition and duality, materialises an honest view on the way the artist manages his methodologies as well as the results that either fall short of or exceed his expectations, illustrating a whole array of stimuli and pressures, objectives and obstacles, certainties and insecurities, aspirations and anxieties, inspiration and creative block, that accompany him in his artistic practice.
The body of work presented in this exhibition was created within the scope of the Underdogs Artist Residency Programme that took place during May and June 2016. Solo exhibition | 08 to 30 July + 01 to 10 September
Opening reception with the artist:
Friday, 8 July 2016, 7pm – 10pm
Exhibition open from 8 to 30 July, and 1 to 10 September.
The gallery will be closed during August.
Gallery opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 2pm – 8pm
Rua Fernando Palha, Armazém 56 – Lisbon, Portugal
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About the artist AkaCorleone
AkaCorleone (b. 1985) is a visual artist of Portuguese and Swiss descent who started out as a graffiti writer in the underworld of his native Lisbon. A compulsive drawer, obsessed with all things graphic and visual from an early age, he studied arts, earned a degree in Design and Visual Communication and worked as a graphic designer for a few years, having left the profession to focus on his artistic practice. He is known today for his dexterity in using colours, typography, characters, and refined forms which he blends to achieve eye-catching compositions imbued with originality and an all-pervasive humour. He has been exhibiting his work in solo and group exhibitions since 2010.
july 8 (Friday) - 30 (Saturday)
R. Fernando Palha 56,1950-087 Lisboa,Portugal