Manfredi Beninati: La Natura Morta, September 2008
By Natalie Liechti
Executing a swift “Bruce Wayne by day, Batman by night” manoeuvre, Italian artist Manfredi Beninati presents La Natura Morta at the Max Wigram Gallery — while simultaneously showing at Liverpool’s Biennial. For those of us based in the south, Beninati fills Max Wigram with a series of drawings, oil colours and installations, all bearing typically dreamlike characteristics.
The surreal, cinematographic images depict innocent fairy-tale narratives, which appear to mask hidden depths below their washy surfaces.