Giuseppe Lo Schiavo

Italy 1985


Giuseppe Lo Schiavo
Giuseppe Lo Schiavo
May 19, 2016
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

One of the most inspiring young Italian artist Giuseppe Lo Schiavo creates amazing works that blend modern computer graphic with photography. Using photography not only as a passive tool but also like the paintbrush of a painter with great possibilities, he creates his own universe expressing great creative potential. The talented artist considers himself as an inventor rather than a discoverer – he invents the new realities with photography in order to escape from a daily routine into the world where nothing is impossible.

Giuseppe Lo Schiavo - ad vivum photographic exhibition turin 2013
Giuseppe Lo Schiavo – Wind Sculpture, 2015

International Acclaim

Giuseppe Lo Schiavo came to prominence and received international acclaim in 2012 with Levitation, a series of photographs inspired by the work of a Belgian surrealist artist René Magritte and his series of paintings entitled Castle of the Pyrenees that challenges observers’ preconditioned perceptions of reality. In Levitation, the landmark icons such as the Parthenon, the Colosseum, the Eiffel Tower, the Taj Mahal or the statue of Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) in Rio de Janeiro appear on floating rocks illustrate “a universe made of the thoughts.”

Wind Sculptures series explores the relationship between humanity and nature

Giuseppe Lo Schiavo - ad vivum exhibition munich 2014
Giuseppe Lo Schiavo – Cristo Redentor, 2012 (Left) / Taj Mahal, 2012 (Right)

References to the Art World and Recent Work

Amongst Magritte, there are many other references to the art world in Lo Schiavo’s photographs. His collection of photographic portraits entitled Ad Vivum was inspired by the greatest Flemish painters of the 15th century, while Art Currency series explores the indissoluble, ambivalent alliance between art and money in Pop Art manner. He also admires contemporary artists such as Marina Abramović, Bill Viola, Mustafa Sabbagh, and directors like Terrence Malick, Kim Ki-duk or Paolo Sorrentino. In February 2015, Lo Schiavo presented a fascinating new project entitled Wind Sculptures which explored the relationship between humanity and nature through the use of an emergency NASA blanket, and the wind. The entire project was taken throughout Europe, including in Italy, Greece, France, Switzerland, Portugal, Iceland, and the UK.

Wind Sculptures series explores the relationship between humanity and nature

Combination of Photography and Technology

Born in 1985, Giuseppe Lo Schiavo obtained his degree in Architecture from the Sapienza University of Rome and he is specialized in Architectural 3D Visualization. Since 2012, when he decided to devote himself to art, Lo Schiavo has combined a photography and technology to expand the boundaries and create extraordinary artworks. His work has been featured in numerous international magazine and it has been included in exhibitions in London, UK, New York, NY, Munich, Germany, Istanbul, Turkey, as well as in Rome, Turin, and Cosenza in Italy.

The artist is represented by Burning Giraffe Art Gallery.

Giuseppe Lo Schiavo lives and works in London, UK.

Featured image: Giuseppe Lo Schiavo – portrait
All images courtesy of the artist

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2016STROKEIngo Seufert Gallery for Contemporary Photography, Prater island, Munich, GermanyGroup
2016Rettrospettiva. Deconstructing PhotographyVIOlife, LuxembourgSolo
2015Il blu nell’arte da Yves Klein a Jan FabreMACA Museum, Cosenza, ItalyGroup
2015Do you like flowers?Burning Giraffe Art Gallery, Turin, ItalyGroup
2014Beyond Reality, Beyond PhotographyIngo Seufert Gallery for Contemporary Photography, Munich, GermanySolo
2014Beyond Reality, Beyond PhotographyBurning Giraffe Art Gallery, Turino, ItalySolo
2014Contemporary IstanbulMixer Gallery, Istanbul Congress Center & Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Center (ICEC), Istanbul, TurkeyGroup
2014ParatissimaTorino Esposizioni, Turino, ItalyGroup
2014Affordabel Art FairSuperstudio Piu, Milano, ItalyGroup
2014Impossible StructuresKarte Art Gallery, Istanbul, TurkeyGroup
2014Portrait SalonFuse Art Space, Bradford, UKGroup
2013Portrait SalonFour Corners, LondonGroup
2013The Exposure Award ExhibitionAperture Foundation Gallery, New York, Unites StatesGroup
2013The GapMixerArt, Istanbul, TurkeyGroup
2013Show Your Art at Saatchi GallerySaatchi Gallery, London, United KingdomGroup
2013Fotografia Europea2Photo, Ateliers ViaDueGobbiTre, Reggio Emilia, ItalyGroup
2012Creativi Under30Associazione Grossetana Arti Figurative, Grosseto, ItalyGroup
2012Young at ArtissimaGalleria Claudio Bottello Contemporary, Turin, ItalyGroup
2012Young at Art, I Stay hereImbiancheria del Vajro, Chieri, ItalyGroup
2012Aspettando la biennaleColleggio San’Adriano, Turin, ItalyGroup
2012Arte ispirata ad Hans RichterMuseo d’Arte Contemporanea di Acri, Cosenza, ItalyGroup
2012Young at ArtMuseo d’Arte Contemporanea di Acri, Cosenza, ItalyGroup
2009I Stay HereMuseo di Mare, Pizzo Calabro, ItalySolo