Matthew Lutz-Kinoy Takes Over Italian Country Estate 26 June 2021
Matthew Lutz-Kinoy, Grand Entrance for Bernardo Buontalenti (2021). Acrylic on canvas. 420 x 420 cm. Courtesy Mendes Wood DM.
Matthew Lutz-Kinoy, Fade into Blake (2021). Acrylic on canvas. 650 x 450 cm. Courtesy Mendes Wood DM.
Matthew Lutz-Kinoy, Garden chariot in blue (2021). Acrylic and charcoal on canvas. 260 x 170 cm. Courtesy Mendes Wood DM.
We would love to be roaming around Matthew Lutz-Kinoy's exhibition Grand Entrance in sunny Italy.
Occupying the ground floor of Villa Era near the city of Biella, Northern Italy, the exhibition is Mendes Wood DM's second show at the Italian country estate.
Taking inspiration from the lavish performative festivities of Medici rulers, who temporarily transformed Florence into theatrical stages, Lutz-Kinoy places his works of Renaissance and Baroque decorative motifs against the backdrop of Villa Era's beautiful architecture to create a truly magical show.