Lapo Simeoni's artwork belongs to the ANNUNCIAZIONE PROJECT. The piece is the third one of the series and represents a detail of the artwork 'Annunciazione tra i Santi Ansano e Massima' by Simone Martini and Lippo Memmi.
After a period in which the artist kept his distance from painting, he returns with a series that aims to find a spiritual connection with his beloved mother, who recently passed away. Lapo Simeoni has explored the relationship between body and soul through many artistic tools on many occasions. This series is a kind of spiritual and intimate research that the artist wants to face in this emotionally complicated period of his life.
Lapo Simeoni (1979) is a graduate of Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. He currently lives and works in Berlin.
Through the use of recycled materials, furniture, collages, paintings, photography, books and objects, he reconstructs narratives around the relationship between man and consumerism, thanks to an extensive process of transforming each material and changing its original function. The artist works with images of the past and present, including photographs of monuments, in addition to logos and symbols from old magazines, contemporary advertising and ancient artefacts or forgotten household objects. Simeoni also alters images and objects assembling and deconstructing them, in order to develop a new vision of time and social transformation entirely ascribable to the contemporary.