Gianni Lucchesi

Born in Pisa, 1965. Lives and works in Pisa, Italy.

Biography

Gianni Lucchesi is an Italian artist who lives and works in Pisa. Lucchesi’s work has always been animated by the attempt to visually translate the reflections arising from the investigation of the psyche, of the emotional states of the individual about himself, others, and his surroundings. Through visual metaphors drawn from universal languages arising from artistic and spiritual research, emotions take shape and color. One of his codes of reference is the earth understood as subsoil, a metaphor for an emotional stratification of the subjects observed: he conceives the earth as an inner environment and the roots as the essence of the subject. In painting, he uses the natural behavior of materials as essence and not as representation, their chemical compatibility or intolerance is a metaphor for emotions.

In sculptures, the plinth is not a support but an environment, sometimes made by removing volumes from monoliths, others constructed as a box, a box, an “inner theater.” Solid iron, concrete, or ceramic monoliths accommodate small bronze figures that assume metaphorical postures, attitudes, or intentions, an external manifestation of their inner world.

Recent exhibitions include L’appello, installation, Sant’Anna Pisa high School, 2023; OFFline, PQV Gallery, Cremona, 2022; In levare, Gulli Gallery, Savona, 2021; Portami via, II Lepre Gallery, Piacenza 2019; In the name of the sign, Ismi Gallery, Viareggio, 2018.

He participated in several exhibitions and events, both at a national and international level such as the Berlin Art Fair and the Contemporary Art Biennale of Casablanca, Morocco. In 2006 he was awarded the Contemporary Art Cisdac international prize in Rome.

In 2012 he exhibited his artwork at the first Contemporary Art International Biennale in Casablanca. In 2016 he started his collaboration with Vittorio Sgarbi exhibiting some works at the Museo della Follia in Palermo, in 2017 in Salò, in 2018 in Naples, and 2019 in Lucca. He won several contemporary art competitions and produced several public works.

In 2018 and 2019 he worked for Teatro del Silenzio in Lajatico with a collaboration with Alberto Bartalini and Carlo Alberto Arzelà.

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