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Daniele Bongiovanni at work in his studio. © ADB

In the Heart of Light: Renowned Painter Daniele Bongiovanni is Shaking Up the Global Art Scene

Published on November 28, 2020

Daniele Bongiovanni is an internationally recognized Italian painter who has shown work worldwide: in Australia, China, France, Ireland, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, etc. His work explores light and space.

“Nimble Est”, 2018. Mixed media on canvas 100×100 cm

Bongiovanni’s work aspires to a freedom that is substantiated in the very idea of making art; because art is in itself a space of independence and individual expressiveness, as a way of escape from everything standardized and preconceived, that penetrates us, permeates us, absolves us and regenerates us. Although inspired by reality, his subjects have an idealized and rarefied configuration, characteristics motivated by a deep conceptuality.

“Portrait of John Lewis”, 2020. Oil on canvas 21×29.7 cm

His important journey is supported by extraordinary technical and expressive ability, which led him to be invited to the Venice Art Biennale’s numerous editions. Over the years, he realizes several cycles that he presents, in solo and group exhibitions, at public institutions, including: the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, in the context of the 53rd Venice Biennale; the Centro Svizzero, Milan; the CS Gallery, Caroline Springs, Victoria; the Dublin City University (DCU); the Embassy of Italy in London; the MACRO Testaccio, Rome; the Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma (MACRO); the Museo d’Arte Contemporanea della Sicilia (RISO); the Palazzo Broletto, Pavia; the Palazzo della Luce, with the collaboration of the Fondazione Videoinsight®, Turin; the Palazzo Sant’Elia, Palermo; the Queen Mary University of London and the 57th Venice Biennale.

Thus derived, the ethereal lightness of abstract images is sublimated in our eyes, revealing new spatial intentions in a set of movement and stillness, which approaches the organic flow of life. Reality can be an image and a sensation, an invisible and imperceptible presence until it becomes the place of manifestation of other possibilities: the microcosm that reflects more complex visions through gesture.

Senior Writer