This huge room is first of all a homage to the movement that has found its place through art. The entire room is the result of an artistic encounter between the three artists that have been on the Roman and international scene for some time: Brus, Hoek and Ike. Several writers go into warehouses and abandoned buildings to use them as dusty canvases. This is a completely spontaneous practice, thus not attached to a specific cultural or curatorial project and has been the starting point for this artistic encounter. There is no intention to create a museum-like artwork, it is more of a wish to highlight the weight that this movement has on shaping the streets of our city. The strength of the gesture, the exactness of the traits and the strong impact of the colours have completely invaded the space. Brus’s research into handwriting and his excellent ability to play with architectural elements of the wall, divided into coloured bands, is only spatially opposed to the wall by Hoek e Ike; a perfect union and communication between the puppets drawn by the former and the colour-shifting almost abstract shapes of the latter. The white of the floors shouldn’t be seen as an insurmountable boundary, but rather it should be seen as an invite for the spectator to enter and walk the entire room, to approach the work gently and to tactfully pick on the different artistic styles, gestures and impulses.


  • Title: Padiglione Roma
  • Creator: Brus - Hoek - Ike
  • Creator Nationality: italian
  • Creator Gender: male
  • Creator Birth Place: Italy
  • Date: 2014
  • Location Created: Ex Dogana di San Lorenzo
  • Productions: Outdoor - Moving forward
  • Photographer's name: Matteo Armellini
  • Type: painting
  • External Link: https://out-door.it/brus-hoek-ike-padiglione-roma/

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