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b. 1982, Italy

Giovanni Ozzola Biography

After spending several years in London, Ozzola came back to Italy in 2001, where he began to build a personal artistic path that led him, in 2001 to participate in the exhibition Happiness: A Survival Guide for Art and Life, curated by David Elliott and Pier Luigi Tazzi, at the Mori Art Museum of Tokyo.

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Since then, his attention has been focused on light as a necessary material for vision. In the centre of his work, he puts the interest of three dimensional space and light, and has developed research on mental image and the essense of subjects.  The time of light and darkness is a thread that runs through all of Giovanni Ozzola’s work. For him, light signifies life and darkness is the container of human desires and fears – his beautiful still lifes creeping out of the shadows expresses this duality. The slate works depict epic voyages by explorers and is indicative of his interest in humanity’s most compelling questions about life and death and the irreversibility of time – translating them into a visual language rich with mythology and intersections.

Giovanni Ozzola Featured Artworks

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Archive #3 by Giovanni Ozzola contemporary artwork sculpture, photography, moving image
Giovanni OzzolaArchive #3, 2003–2021Slide film, passepartout, light box, plexiglass, dibond, glass and frame
30 x 20 cm
Gazelli Art House Contact Gallery
Archive #1 by Giovanni Ozzola contemporary artwork photography
Giovanni OzzolaArchive #1, 2003–2021Slide film, passepartout, light box, plexiglass, dibond, glass and frame
30 x 20 cm
Gazelli Art House Contact Gallery
Archive #4 by Giovanni Ozzola contemporary artwork sculpture, photography, moving image
Giovanni OzzolaArchive #4, 2003–2021Slide film, passepartout, light box, plexiglass, dibond, glass and frame
30 x 20 cm
Gazelli Art House Contact Gallery
Ghost Town with Dreams by Giovanni Ozzola contemporary artwork print
Giovanni OzzolaGhost Town with Dreams, 2015Giclee print on Epson hot press natural paper
150 x 216 cm
SMAC Gallery Contact Gallery
Garage Sometimes you can see much more by Giovanni Ozzola contemporary artwork moving image
Giovanni OzzolaGarage Sometimes you can see much more, 2009–2011Audio video full HD, Blu Ray colour
500 x 250 cm
SMAC Gallery Contact Gallery
Cicatrici-verso se stessi by Giovanni Ozzola contemporary artwork sculpture
Giovanni OzzolaCicatrici-verso se stessi, 2015Aluminium, copper and bronze
21 x 17 cm
SMAC Gallery Contact Gallery
Mont Analogue - Montebianco - Oro by Giovanni Ozzola contemporary artwork mixed media
Giovanni OzzolaMont Analogue - Montebianco - Oro, 2016Black natural slate and gold leaf
180 x 360 cm
Gazelli Art House Contact Gallery
Untitled with Light by Giovanni Ozzola contemporary artwork photography
Giovanni OzzolaUntitled with Light, 2015Ink jet print on cotton paper
150 x 267 cm
Gazelli Art House Contact Gallery

Giovanni Ozzola Recent Exhibitions

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Giovanni Ozzola Represented By

Gazelli Art House contemporary art gallery in London, United Kingdom Gazelli Art House Baku, London
SMAC Gallery contemporary art gallery in Cape Town, South Africa SMAC Gallery Cape Town, Johannesburg, Stellenbosch
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