The work is a tribute to the great Czech painter, Alphonse Mucha. Zonk has sought to revitalize a public space, based on the concept of “beauty” and “line” characteristic of Art Nouveau, in its function of artistic-social modernization. The research of beauty in the forms and signs is expressed here in the concept of urban and social “refinement” in a perspective of balance and environmental harmony.
Giovanni Timpani, known as Zonk, was born in 1988 in Piedimonte Matese (CE). After an initial debut in the world of graffiti and street art, where he can concentrate his attention on the plastic value of drawing in its various expressive possibilities, he shows remarkable interest in the study of the sign attending Art Graphics at the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples where he graduates with honours. He specialises in drawing and engraving techniques, carrying out form researches according to an aesthetic perspective which defines an expressive eclecticism connected to the sense of form. He collaborates as an assistant in the Art Graphics and Engraving courses at the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples. He takes part in collective exhibits and art competitions and wins the 9° Engraving Biennial International Prize “Città di Monsummano Terme” (PT) Italy as well as the XXX edition of the FIBRENUS “Carnello cArte.