The painter Enrico Robusti is renowned for his unabashed and satirical portrayals of the hedonism, and weaknesses, of Italian political society.
Ransom Gallery presented his solo exhibition Vice: Food, Sex and Irony in Italy, on Thursday 22nd May in 2014 at 105 Pimlico Road, Chelsea, London. Robusti’s creations attempt to draw public attention to the comedy, or rather the comic tragedy, of Italian politics. In his creations, Robusti portrays politicians’ gluttony: everyone is eating, but not only food, his grotesque characters devour food, sex and money. On the launch night of this exciting exhibition, guests were invited to taste a combination of Italian art by Robusti, and delicious food and wine especially selected by Giorgio Locatelli, the renowned Michelin-starred chef and BBC presenter.