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 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.”
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.
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.
Featured image: Giuseppe Lo Schiavo – portrait
All images courtesy of the artist
|2016||STROKE||Ingo Seufert Gallery for Contemporary Photography, Prater island, Munich, Germany||Group|
|2016||Rettrospettiva. Deconstructing Photography||VIOlife, Luxembourg||Solo|
|2015||Il blu nell’arte da Yves Klein a Jan Fabre||MACA Museum, Cosenza, Italy||Group|
|2015||Do you like flowers?||Burning Giraffe Art Gallery, Turin, Italy||Group|
|2014||Beyond Reality, Beyond Photography||Ingo Seufert Gallery for Contemporary Photography, Munich, Germany||Solo|
|2014||Beyond Reality, Beyond Photography||Burning Giraffe Art Gallery, Turino, Italy||Solo|
|2014||Contemporary Istanbul||Mixer Gallery, Istanbul Congress Center & Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Center (ICEC), Istanbul, Turkey||Group|
|2014||Paratissima||Torino Esposizioni, Turino, Italy||Group|
|2014||Affordabel Art Fair||Superstudio Piu, Milano, Italy||Group|
|2014||Impossible Structures||Karte Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey||Group|
|2014||Portrait Salon||Fuse Art Space, Bradford, UK||Group|
|2013||Portrait Salon||Four Corners, London||Group|
|2013||The Exposure Award Exhibition||Aperture Foundation Gallery, New York, Unites States||Group|
|2013||The Gap||MixerArt, Istanbul, Turkey||Group|
|2013||Show Your Art at Saatchi Gallery||Saatchi Gallery, London, United Kingdom||Group|
|2013||Fotografia Europea||2Photo, Ateliers ViaDueGobbiTre, Reggio Emilia, Italy||Group|
|2012||Creativi Under30||Associazione Grossetana Arti Figurative, Grosseto, Italy||Group|
|2012||Young at Artissima||Galleria Claudio Bottello Contemporary, Turin, Italy||Group|
|2012||Young at Art, I Stay here||Imbiancheria del Vajro, Chieri, Italy||Group|
|2012||Aspettando la biennale||Colleggio San’Adriano, Turin, Italy||Group|
|2012||Arte ispirata ad Hans Richter||Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Acri, Cosenza, Italy||Group|
|2012||Young at Art||Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Acri, Cosenza, Italy||Group|
|2009||I Stay Here||Museo di Mare, Pizzo Calabro, Italy||Solo|