The philosophical reflective process of Gianni Caravaggio (b. 1968, Italy) aims to investigate the foundation of art and its production through the realisation of works definable as devices for demiurgic acts, capable to build space within the space thanks to their evocative potential. His works allow the spectator to retrace the artist's creation act and generate new different scenarios by way of imagination. The viewer seems to be called to complete the artwork, guided by the suggestive power of essential shapes, colours and poetical titles that characterise Gianni Caravaggio's production. The materials of his works go beyond their usual attributes and generate unexpected relations with human thought, leading the spectator to amplify his preconceptions and venture above the objectivity, along the subjective experience.Read More
Gianni Caravaggio (b. 1968, Rocca San Giovanni, Italy) lives and works in Milano. He had solo exhibition in museums and institutions such as: Museo Novecento (Firenze, 2018), Musée d'art Moderne et Contemporain de Saint-Etienne Métropole (Saint-Etienne, 2014), Museo MAGA (Gallarate, 2014), MAMC (Saint-Priest-en-Jarez, 2014), Collezione Maramotti (Reggio Emilia, 2008), Centro Arti Visive Peschiera (Pesaro, 2008), Castello di Rivoli (Rivoli, 2006). Recent institutional group shows include: Palazzo Palmieri (Monopoli, 2017), Abbazia di Santo Spirito al Morrone (Sulmona, 2017), Palazzo Ducale di Massa (Massa, 2017), Museo del Novecento (Florence, 2016), Ex tribunale di Pescara (Pescara, 2016), Fondazione Museo Miniscalchi-Erizzo (Verona, 2015), Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro (Milano, 2015), Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini (Città di Castello, 2015), Castello di Rivoli (Rivoli, 2014), Palazzo Reale (Milan, 2012), Collezione Maramotti (Reggio Emilia, 2011), Frankfurter Kunstverein (Frankfurt, 2011). Amongst the many prizes and acknowledgements, the artist has also been awarded with the Premio Acacia (2013),Premio Castello di Rivoli (2008) and the Special Fund Prize, Moma PS1, New York (2002).
Text courtesy Rolando Anselmi.