My art has an educational basis: assist people in their search for understanding and self-acceptance, create empathy, comfort, hope, achievement and, above all, wonder.
I focus my research on the sense of wonder.
Through the use of very colorful paintings and light installations I groped to give a different perspective view of the ego of each individual person, too harshly and painfully crushed by the problems of everyday life and the complete futility of the western life style.
I would groped to restore a missing inner balance: that between the dullness of a monotonous life and the fullness of a life full of wonders.
Reaffirm the forgotten charm and beauty.
Learn to refuse, through a different example, the widespread misleading glamor obsessed by our frenzied consumerist society and enhance the charm of the much discredited innocence.
Imagination, creativity, deliberate ingenuity, faith and playfulness.
These are the keys to my entire research.
Being an artist is a creative heart’s work. Making art only to find what form has a certain emotion, a certain feeling of the heart. Expressing that feeling, an artwork emerges. If someone meditates on that art, he can experience the same emotion as was present in the artist’s heart.
When you see an artwork you just see a form; you don’t realize that the soul of the artist is entering you. Those lines of the artwork are not just the lines of that form. If you concentrate on them, something different will emerge within you too… because it is the nature of the mind that it vibrates in you with a similar resonance to that which it sees outside it.
You probably do not know that the joy which you feel when you see a flower is not so much because of the flower itself but because of the symmetry of its petals, which is also induced in you. The experience of joy in the presence of someone who is beautiful is because of the flow of beauty which it brings about in you, making you also more beautiful. Ugliness means that something is disproportionate, crude, non-symmetrical and crooked; and this evokes in us a feeling of disharmony, repulsion, disorder and discomfort.
.“MELAMID for PRESIDENT” with Alexander D. Melamid, Manhattan, New York City
.“Fuck Miami” International Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Contra Studios, Chelsea, Manhattan, New York City, USA
.Photo Exhibition and presentation of the documentary “Mola come non l’avete mai vista” Palazzo Pesce, Mola di Bari, Italy
.“MAULE” Mostra Fotografica in memoria del fotografo Lucio Furio, a cura dell’Ass. Artistica Internazionale “God direct-line” e Joe Pansa, Palazzo Roberti, Mola di Bari, Italy
.˝What you see is what you get IV˝ International Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Curata da: Joe Pansa e Domenica Nasa, Palazzo Roberti, Mola di Bari, Italy
. ˝What you see is what you get III˝ International Exhibition of Contemporary Art Curated by: Joe Pansa and Domenica Nasa at Laboratorio Urbano Fabbrica Paladini Piazza Europa,2 Lequile(Lecce) April 26 – May 8
. ˝What you see is what you get II˝ International Exhibition of Contemporary Art Curated by: Joe Pansa and Domenica Nasa at and with the collaboration of the Association “Il Paese delle Bambole Rotte” Cassano delle Murge, Italy, 18 – 31 July
. ˝What you see is what you get˝ International Exhibition of Contemporary Art with the collaboration of the Youth Policy of the City of Bari Curated by: Joe Pansa and Domenica Nasa, Galleria
. Spazio Giovani, via Venezia, 41 Bari (Old City Center), Italy, 1– 14 July
. YOUNG SHOWCASE MUSEO MAGMA Palazzo dei Congressi, Roccamonfina (CE) Italy, 21 April – 24 May
. Proposte per una nuova collezione MUSEO MAGMA, Roccamonfina (CE) 20 October – 20 November
. RICREA FESTIVAL “Ri-usa, Ri-crea, Ri-arte“ Lecce Officine Cantelmo 20 – 22 september 2012 San Vito dei Normanni (BR) Ex Fadda 27 – 29 september, Italy Fasano (BR), Laboratorio Urbano di Fasano 4 – 6 october , Italy Mandrefonia (FG), Laboratorio Urbano Culturale 11 – 13 october , Italy Barletta (BT), GOS – Giovani Open Space 18 – 20 october, Italy Bari, Teatro Kismet 22 – 24 october, Italy Roma City Center, Liceo Ginnasio “Visconti”, piazza del Collegio Romano, 4
. Touching Compulsory – Bugs for Blind and Vision Impaired Exhibition of relief illustrations and tactile pictograms CITY MUSEUM of LJUBLJANA, 3 April – May 27 LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA
. Performance “NEWS AGENT (EDICOLA)” with Rachela Abbate, Angela Zurlo and Emma Houlihan, Piazza Sant’ Oronzo, 30 September Lecce Italy
. The Wall (archives) #4, A project by Pietro Gaglianò in collaborazion with Archiviazioni project space c/o Laboratory of Art and Architecture, Lecce, Italy
. “IL SALENTINO” Recognition of honor, Salentine Culture Week and Euro Mediterranean, Carlo V Castle, curated by Lucy Ghionna Lecce, 29 August- 4 September
. Vajkard Exhibition at Snežnik Castle Museum, curated by Martin Petrič, Slovenia, July
. Second Place Prize at Concorso “Differenze generazionali” Bari, curated by Comune di Bari and Radio Luogo Comune, November
. “LITTLE CONSTELLATION” PERFORMANCE with Ingibjörg Magnadóttir “The anxiety of now” at M.C.A. Malta Conteporary Art, MALTA, La Valletta, curated by Mark Mangion, Pier Paolo Coro and Rita Canarezza, October
. “VUOTO PIENISSIMO” Artists from Puglia Region at ROBERTI PALACE, Mola di Bari, ITALY, curated by Joe Pansa and Domenica Fanizza with Ass.Culturale “Rosa di Jericho”,July
. “FASHION WORKS IN PROGRESS (Emergenze in campo)” Officine Cantelmo, Lecce, ITALY, curated by Giuseppe Lisi and Lucy Ghionna, July
. “IO MOSTRO” at Accademia di Belle Arti di Lecce, ITALY, June
. “T.R.A.M.” at Accademia di Belle Arti di Lecce, ITALY, May
. Extemporary of Visual Art at CASTELLO MARCHIONE, Conversano, ITALY, curated by Sergio Gatti, April
. “IO MOSTRO II” at Accademia di Belle Arti di Lecce, ITALY, February
. NOTHINGNESS, CHAIR AND THE MAIDEN Gallery, VILLAGE, NEW YORK, curated by John Dabu and David Zelikovsky, July
. THE CLASSICS: MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY, CHAIR AND THE MAIDEN Gallery, VILLAGE, NEW YORK, curated by John Dabu and David Zelikovsky,
. Stage Design of the Theatrical Opera “IL SINDACO” of Angelo Tanzi, June
. “300 WORLD’S Artists” ART RAW Gallery, CHELSEA, NEW YORK, curated by Joshua Wohl, February – March
. Preview Show 2009, CHAIR AND THE MAIDEN Gallery, VILLAGE, NEW YORK, curated by John Dabu and David Zelikovsky, November
. G.A.P. 2008 (Giovani Artisti Pugliesi) Bari, ITALY, curated by Lia De Venere, 29 October – 18 November
. Festival di Cortometraggi , ANGIOINO CASTLE, Mola di Bari, ITALY, July
. Academy of Fine Art of BANSKA BISTRICA, SLOVAK REPUBLIC, curated by Lia De Venere June
. “DOLCE VITA FESTIVAL”of the city of Bratislava, Exhibition of Contemporary Art at GOZA Gallery, curated by Lia De Venere and Istituto Italiano di Cultura of Bratislava, BRATISLAVA, SLOVAK REPUBLIC, June
. Extemporary of Visual Art at Caffè Letterario “CULTURE CAFE”curated by Annella Andriani for Lega Tumori, ITALY, February
. “TIMANIFESTA” Carthusian Monastery of PAVIA Exhibition curated by Ass. Culturale, PAVIA, ITALY, July
. “L’ARTE SEDUTA“ curated by Artistic Association God direct-line at Hypogeoum San Pasquale, Mola di Bari, Italy, 22 March – 14 April 2013
. “LA MULTIDIMENSIONALITA’ DEL NULLA” curated by jOe Pansa at Borgo dalle 44 Tegole Gallery, Florence, Italy, 2 – 11 April 2011
. “SENZA MENTE” at Hypogeum San Pasquale, Mola di Bari, ITALY, curated by jOe Pansa and Domenica Fanizza with Ass.Culturale “Rosa di Jericho”, 27 February – 21 March 2010
. “MO’ MENTI” ,Roberti Palace, Mola di Bari, ITALY, curated by jOe Pansa and Domingo Bombini with the collaboration of Annella Andriani,10 – 24 August 2008
. “THE NON SENSE“ Caffè Letterario Jam Ski Lit, Mola di Bari, ITALY,curated by jOe Pansa, 10 December – 8 January 2006
Workshops & Trainings
Theatrical Residency “Zoom Festival” Teatro Studio Krypton, Scandicci – Firenze – Italy
RAMDOM DEFAULT Masterclass in Residence: On Art, Cities and Regeneration – Lecce – Italy
Vajkard, International Workshop of Art and Design – Notranjska Region – Slovenia
Workshop on Vocal Techniques “La voce nella dimensione gestuale e performativa” with Francesca Della Monica – Teatro “Il Grattacielo” – Livorno – Italy
Workshop teatrale “Dal testo letterario alla messinscena” directed by Paolo Panaro, Mola di Bari – Italy
Workshop “Arte dell’animazione e libro d’artista“ Accademia di Belle Arti di Lecce with Prof. Miguel Angel Guillem Romeu and Prof. Blanca Rosa Pastor Cubillo
Best Prototype at International workshop of non-fiction illustration “Kaverljag workshop 016 – Insects for the blind and partially sighted” Grintovec,Istra – Slovenia
Workshop teatrale “Pastori Erranti” with Paolo Panaro, Elisabetta Aloia e Vito Lopriore Mola di Bari – Italy
Workshop di perfezionamento Teatro Comico with Paolo Panaro – Mola di Bari – Italy
2011 – 2010 M. A. in Visual Art Decoration
Academy of Fine Art of Lecce (Italy)
Full marks with honours
Training researcher at Malta Contemporary Art Foundation Research Center in Valletta (Malta), 2010
2004 – 2008 B.A. in Visual Art Decoration
Academy of Fine Art of Bari (Italy)
Erasmus student at the University of Art and Design, Cluj Napoca (Romania), 2007