Matteo Pericoli

Friday 6 July 2012 37-FT LONG DRAWINGS OF THE LONDON RIVERSIDE UNFURLED BY ARTIST MATTEO PERICOLI FIRST UK EXHIBITION OF ‘LONDON UNFURLED’ From 11 July, PM Gallery & House will present a richly detailed exploration of the riverside architecture of London. London Unfurled is the result of a walk alongside the Thames by Italian illustrator and architect Matteo Pericoli. London Unfurled runs from 11 July to 2 September at PM Gallery, in Ealing, west London, the extension to Sir John Soane’s Pitzhanger Manor. Admission is free. This is the first time that Matteo Pericoli’s original London Unfurled drawings have been shown anywhere in the UK. Over two weeks in September 2009, Matteo Pericoli walked from Hammersmith Bridge to the O2 Arena and back again, examining the scene beside the Thames, taking 6,100 photographs and seeing off a pair of shoes in the process. The two resulting 11.5 metre drawings, showing the city as it is seen from the north and south banks, will each be unfurled around PM Gallery. Matteo Pericoli’s drawings are packed with familiar buildings, including St Paul’s Cathedral, the Houses of Parliament, Battersea Power Station and the Shard, but include details that people may never previously have noticed. The pen-and-ink drawings feature 41 bridges, 58 cranes, 1,343 individual buildings, over 27,000 window panes and 3,000 waves on the river. PM GALLERY & HOUSE, WALPOLE PARK, MATTOCK LANE, EALING, LONDON W5 5EQ

Matteo Pericoli è un architetto, illustratore, autore, giornalista e insegnante con alle spalle parecchi anni di vita lavorativa a New York (prima di tornare in pianta stabile a Torino dal 2008). I suoi disegni sono stati pubblicati in diversi giornali e riviste, sia negli Stati Uniti e in Europa, tra cui, tra gli altri, il New York Times, The New Yorker, The Observer, e La Stampa, di cui è un collaboratore regolare. Per oltre due anni, la sua rubrica mensile Finestra sull’Italia è apparso sulla rivista Bell’Italia. Ha scritto per i giornali italiani L’Unità e La Stampa.
Nel 2007 ha completato Skyline of the World, un lungo murales panoramico per il nuovo terminal internazionale di American Airlines al John F. Kennedy di New York.

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Finestre su New York

Finestre sul mondo. Manhattan svelata di Matteo Pericoli