Silio Durt: Bordelisme

Guillaume Daeppen

Mullheimerstrasse 144, Basel

March 18 – May 6, 2017

Bordelism, an exhibition of Silio Durt art opens in March at Guillaume Daeppen Gallery in Basel. The focus of the show is on Durt’s recent works that are an outcome of the explorations of elements from the everyday world and the accumulation of information. His aesthetics is particular, as his imaginary figures and elements create an amalgam of forms and lines that cannot be easily read.

Without a clear division of spaces, his pieces transmit the frenzy and chaos of our everyday existence, often filled with bottomless pits of information and horrible human action. With his aggressive aesthetics set between dark/ wrong and right/beautiful, Silio Durt’s art shines a light on the lost souls of our lives.

Between lines, plastic color fields and spontaneous gestures, the exhibition Bordelism highlights five years of disorganization and valorization of nothing in Silio Durt art. By accompanying his hallucinated figures with a philosophy of muscle and a critique of the elements offered in the daily reading of the world, Silio Durt reveals the universe that emanates from the inferior strata and the accumulation of daily information. Societal facts are diverted in order to bring out, in a generous flow, an aggressive aesthetic; a thought in movement placed at the service of the off-axis beings.

 Finally, a provocative and enraged bestiary inhabits his pieces, coherent in their most violent nature. The means of arriving at this joyous discontent are numerous: from the purulence of lines, to serial monochrome, and the dripping of color. Silio Durt creates a poem to disorder. His pieces fluctuate between classical schemes of beauty and good, and reveal a committed world where everything is to be reinvented under the frantic rhythm of crisis and decay.