Giuseppe Gonella (Motta di Livenza, 1984) lives and works in Berlin.
Giuseppe Gonella’s paintings explore the rituals, the dreams and fears typical of modern humans and they take the viewer through dystopia and mysterious landscapes with uncertain horizons, appearing as illusions. His paintings detach from the reality we see and they transform and mold memories in modern allegories. His research on the human condition digs deep between introspection and desire for freedom and it is in contrast with our society that nowadays, thanks to the mass media, creates icons that quickly fade away.
Some selected solo shows:
Diptych, MAC Contemporary Art Museum, Lissone, IT; Chasing lights, Galleria Giovanni Bonelli, Milan, IT; Walking Home, Magic Beans Gallery, Berlin, DE; Mente Locale, L’atlante / Der Blitz, MAG Galleria Civica G. Segantini, Arco, IT; De aeterno reditu, Egbert Baque Contemporary Art, Berlin, DE; Involved, Galleria Giovanni Bonelli, Milan, IT; No place left to hide, Casa dei Carraresi, IT; Suspended oscillation, SenArt, USA.
Some selected group exhibitions:
I Sky you, Magic Beans, Berlin, DE; Praestigium / Imago mundi, Fondazione Sandretto RE Rebaudengo, Turin, IT; Sommer frische Kunst, Bad Gastein, AT; Map of New Art / Imago mundi, Luciano Benetton Collection, Giorgio Cini Foundation, Venice, IT; Intersections, Egbert Baque Contemporary Art, Berlin, DE; XV. Cairo Prize, Palazzo della Permanente, Milan, IT; Biennale d’Arte Giovani, MAM Contemporary and modern Art, Gazzoldo degli Ippoliti, IT; Free all / Authors in transit, Giovanni Bonelli Gallery, Pietrasanta, IT; InnehaltenSense, L’espace de l’espèce HB55, Berlin, DE; In absentia, The Correggio Museum – Palazzo dei Principi, Correggio, IT; 54. Venice Biennale, Italian Pavilion at Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Turin, IT.
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