Frankfurt am Main | 14 – 22 October 2023

D’ORO D’ART - The Grand Voyage

In a world where art is perpetually redefined by the ever-evolving landscape of technology, D'ORO D'ART emerges to the seamless union of heritage and innovation. This groundbreaking project, forged at the intersection of artistic craftsmanship and cutting-edge video art, marks a new horizon of artistic expression.

Conceived by Salvatore Giorgio Dino, founder and CEO of D’ORO Collection, and curated by Barbara London and Valentino Catricalà, D'ORO D'ART challenges the essence of traditional bookmaking, weaving it together with the stimulating allure of video art.

In 2023 D'ORO D'ART Project evolved, it opened its arms to embrace a new artist, ushering in a contemporary era of artistic and technological exploration: Federico Solmi.

The new collaboration includes three series titled “The Grand Voyage” of three one-off books each.

D’ORO D’ART - The Grand Voyage - Series Introduction

The Grand Voyage is a new Series of D’ORO D’ART -consisting in 3 one-off books- that dissolves the boundary between reality and the digital, creating a profound and thought-provoking dimension.

In The Grand Voyage, Solmi creates and adorns three characters in disguise that transcend the conventional. He transports these, as a symbol of industrial prowess into a realm far removed from the natural world. Here, in a post-physical, pixelated, computer-generated universe, they find themselves bewildered, their every move resonating with an air of surrealism.

The covers are original portraits in which Solmi wields acrylic colors and adorns his creations with gold and silver leaf. The imagery that is created when the book is closed unites with the video art creating an unforgettable experience that reflects our times entering in the very essence of contemporary culture.

The three books that compose The Grand Voyage series are: The Wanderer, The Wizard and
The Goddess.

You will find the work of Federico Solmi at Frankfurter Buchmesse Hall 4.1 H19.

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D’ORO D’ART - The Grand Voyage
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  • Federico Solmi

    Federico Solmi was born in Bologna, Italy in 1973. Since 1999 he has lived and worked in New York.

    Solmi’s work utilizes bright colors and a satirical aesthetic to portray a dystopian vision of our present-day society. His exhibitions often feature articulate installations composed of a variety of media including virtual reality experiences, video installation, painting, drawing, and sculpture.

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