Transfiguration, twilight, and rebirth are the themes in Agostino Arrivabene’s latest works. If you have received your new issue of Juxtapoz, you will have seen a feature of the Italian artists newest works. His exhibition, "Vesperbild” opens at Galleria Giovanni Bonelli, Milan, Italy on May 22, and runs through July 26, 2014.

Using his own processes of alchemy, Arrivabene has transformed and reinterpreted Classical themes into a contemporary viewpoint. The new paintings draw from mythological stories, and depict a transformative process in which inner suffering evolves into a desire for healing through dream or divine intervention.

Vesperbilder are sculpture from 14th century Germany depicting the union of the two extreme stages of death and resurrection. They were the images of waiting, icons of crepuscular meditation, in short a link of union between night and day and vice versa. Arrivabene’s contemporary Vesperbilder reflect on this concept of transition, threshold, and boundary between light and shadow.

An interview with Agostino is featured in the June 2014 print issue of Juxtapoz.

Galleria Giovanni Bonelli
Via Luigi Porro Lambertenghi 6 – 20159 Milan
May 23rd – July 26th 2014
Opening Ceremony Thursday, May 22nd, at 6:30 pm