The Dream of Reason: curated by Edoardo Monti


In Florence, on Friday September 16 2022 (from 11.00 am to 8.00 pm), NOVO opens the exhibition The Dream of Reason by Daria Dmytrenko, curated by Edoardo Monti. The artist’s first solo exhibition in the rooms of the experimental space of Eduardo Secci Gallery continues until November 19, 2022.


The Dream of Reason brings together a new corpus of works - on linen canvas and wooden board -, in which painting is pivotal. Also the show is the first collaboration of Daria Dmytrenko as represented artist by the Gallery.


Navigating through the river mythologies of places of origin, childhood memories and geographies of the present, Daria Dmytrenko explores the subconscious through shades of color and a palette of intense tones. “The creative process is sacred, almost mystical: a sort of meditation, a flow of the subconscious within which painting tries to find balance and bring silence. In the act of painting, an infallible methodology is discovered, the aim of which is to obtain memories. Finding while creating. ”, In the words of the curator Edoardo Monti.


The Dream of Reason retraces the artistic path of Daria Dmytrenko, constituting a moment of synthesis of the research carried out so far, as well as a starting point for the upcoming.

Daria Dmytrenko 1993, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine) lives and works in Venice. She is currently studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice. Through pictorial practice, the artist investigates the visual expression of the subconscious using intuitive impulses as a tool aimed at bringing out the deepest memories and then translating them into composition. Among the the exhibitions she has been protagonist of Upon a Time, Eduardo Secci (Florence, 2022); Fluuuuuido, Cassina Projects (Milan, 2022); Degree Show II, Palazzo Monti (Brescia, 2021); Extra Ordinary, Vulcano agency, VEGA (Venice, 2020);103ma Collettiva Giovani Artisti; Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation, Piazza San Marco Gallery (Venice, 2020); Spin Off, Calle Lunga Santa Caterina (Venice, 2019); Speculum Mundi, Davide Gallo (Milan, 2018).