Umberto Ciceri

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Umberto Ciceri was born in 1961 in Milan and now lives and works in Barcelona.

After his early studies in art and fashion design, he has been for decades a prolific creative and Art Di­rector for the collections of textile, print and embroidery of the majors fashion firms such as Versace, Moschino, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Armani, Chanel, Hermés, Gucci, among others.

Active in the art world since 2007, he cultivates his creativity around patterns and textures, developing his personal research on neurophysiology and colours atomic physics.

Ciceri’s artistic practice is divided into two main axes, different in content and representation techniques. One has social purposes and uses sound installations, video projections and performance. The other is based on neuroaesthetic studies, a personal evolution of kinetic technique which gets people to move in front of the work in a ritual perceptive of temporal coincidence, named Hypertrait.

The constant element in the video installations is the association and ambiguity between the high defi­nition of the text to be read and the low definition of the images to be watched. The artist records with an HD video camera but purposely films out of focus, encouraging an emotional contrast between the descriptive logic of the words in focus and the logic of the sensation in the blurry films: the entire work indeed hinges on these ethical and aesthetic ambiguities.

In the works based on neuroaesthetic studies, “moving” in antithesis to immobility acquires an existential meaning: regeneration against stasis, the Passage has risen to evolutional model. The shifted motion of the spectators is thus the motion of the works in which they are reflected. This plunges into the substance of seeing, extracted chromatic core samples, millimetre by millimetre, from the main body of the images to the search for the indivisible, balance out the optical and kinetic representations, which reverberate on the surface of our vision.

A walkthrough through the labyrinthine abstractions of every common existence dominated by fate en­hance the wonder and the hidden drama behind every provisional state of harmony.

Umberto Ciceri is represented by international galleries, took part in the 54th Venice Biennale of Art in the Italian Pavilion, and his works are in prestigious private collections around the world.

VIDEOS

SPIN LIFE (motion is an illusion just as stillness is an illusion) “Work Filmed”

LUMINOSI

MAKING OF

HUMAN Fights Rights Lights

HUMAN Fights Rights Lights – Video triology of 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights

HUMAN Fights Rights Lights (extended version)

Carlo Sampietro: The Street is in the House

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May 1st – June 3rd In his second US solo show, The Street is in the House, Italian born artist Carlo Sampietro presents five years of work based on his observations of life in megalopolises. “The Street is in the House” is a body of work that transmutes elements of urban life into objets d’art. […]

Art New York 2018

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    MICHELANGELO BASTIANI – ANTHONY LIGGINS – EWA BATHELIER JAVIER MARTIN – LONG BIN CHEN   VIP Preview Pass Thursday, May 3, 2018                 2pm to 5pm   Public Fair Hours Thursday, May 3, 2018          5pm to 8pm Friday, May 4, 2018                12pm to 8pm Saturday, May 5, 2018           12pm to 6pm   […]

Javier Martin: Blindness The Appropriation of Beauty

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Javier Martin: Blindness The Appropriation of Beauty     Mar 21st – Apr 30th Opening Reception: Tuesday, Mar. 20th, 6pm -8pm   The multimedia work of the Spanish-born artist Javier Martin raises many questions as to the function of art in relation to commercial culture and mass media. At times, the questions put forth in […]

Marco Grassi: Wonderland

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  Jan 26th – Mar 20th Opening Reception: Friday, Jan 26th, 6pm -8pm

The Gold Experience

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  curated by Gloria Porcella – Frances Sinkowitsch – Lori Robinson   EWA BATHELIER – M. CLARK – MARCO GRASSI /GRAMA – GIOVANNI MOTTA – VICKY STECKEL NINA SUREL – WILLIAM SWEETLOVE –  PAUL VINET – JASON YOUNG Nov 29th, 2017 – Jan 3rd, 2018

Michelangelo Bastiani: Beyond the Matter

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  Oct 24th – Nov 27th 2017    

Ewa Bathelier: Floating

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  Sep 1st – Oct 23rd 2017    

ART MARKET 2017

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GALLERIA CA’ D’ORO @ BOOTH 1003   MICHELANGELO BASTIANI – EWA BATHELIER – CRACKING ART MARCO GRASSI – MELISSA HERRINGTON – MICAELA LATTANZIO  DOWNLOAD YOUR VIP PASS HERE   VIP Preview Pass Tuesday, July 6, 2017                 12:00pm to 8:00pm   Public Fair Hours Friday, July 7, 2017                    12:00pm to 8:00pm Saturday, July 8, 2017               11:00am to […]

CONTEXT ART FAIR NEW YORK

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The second edition of CONTEXT New York will take place May 3 – 7, 2017 in Manhattan. The fair will join Art New York at Pier 94, located on the Hudson River at 12th Avenue at 55th Street. A VIP Private Preview will kick off art week in New York City on Tuesday, May 3, […]


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