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By Matteo Giuntini

Opens  9th June Friday  7pm -9.30pm Exhibition runs until 2nd July 2023

Opening Night Drinks Reception Friday 9th June @ 7PM

Quick words, rapid phrases, & spontaneous ideas put down on paper that are reworked onto canvas at a later stage.

‘APPUNTI INUTILI translation ‘SILLY NOTES’ is a series of mixed techniques on paper, quick paintings with a punk sensation, images suggested by sounds and words, some sort of a chain reaction in which one stroke leads to another giving birth to fantastical and surreal stories.

A collection of images from the heart, shot straight like an electric impulse from brush to paper. Once again we are blessed by the excellence of the Artists that grace our walls and it is with a bursting heart of pride to re introduce everyone to one of The most un restricted of artists that we have had the pleasure to work with over the last thirteen years.

Ladies & gentlemen please welcome Matteo Giuntini who is bringing his very own recognizable artistic language all the way from Pisa Italy.

Matteo Giuntini (Livorno 1977). Since 2005, he has dedicated himself to researching his language through different mediums, painting, drawing, and installation. “I am nature,” says the artist, and over the years his work has focused on the visceral relationship between the human being, nature, and the animal world, an interweaving that often results in bizarre anthropomorphic creatures bordering on the grotesque. His painting deteriorates and envelops a wide variety of media. Using any kind of medium he gives life to various projects not least the series “Appunti Inutili”,

First presented in 2022 in Turin as part of Graphic Days, punk-inspired artist’s books, and unique hand-bound pieces. In 2019 he took part in the residency program at the Macro Museum in Rome and in January 2023 in Indonesia with the project Joglo Bianco. Giuntini counts numerous group and solo exhibitions both in Italy and around the globe. He has to his credit, a wide number of collaborations in the world of communication, design, and fashion houses such as the Valentino brand with which in  he realized a Capsule Collection presented in London at Chelsea in Bloom.

We look forward to seeing you on the opening night or throughout the show. Please get in touch for a buyers PDF.

Many thanks for your continued support.

Ben & Helen Oakley   

Directions to Ben Oakley Gallery:

Nelson Arcade SE10 9JB runs between Greenwich Market

2 mins from Greenwich Cutty Sark DLR

and Nelson Road.

5 minute walk from Greenwich Overground (10 mins from London Bridge)