Michelangelo Bastiani

Michelangelo Bastiani

Born in Bibbiena (Italy) in 1979, Bastiani now lives and works in the Tuscan city of Florence.

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Artworks

Nuvola d'appartamento

Video hologram. Led Screen, glass, steel, glass jar.

Dimensions: 33x31x39 cm
Year: 2016

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The Tempest

Video hologram. Led Screen, glass, steel, antique glass bottle.

Dimensions: 42x52x55 cm
Year: 2015

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Percorso di luce - Le otto fontane

Monitor Led, computer

Dimensions: Width Dittico 470 cm - Height 66 cm
Year: 2015

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Rendering "Tentativo Impossibile"

Video hologram. Led Screen, glass, steel, antique lab bottles.

Dimensions: 201x155x82 cm with pedestal
Year: 2016

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Geyser III

Interactive video projection

Dimensions: Variable size
Year: 2016

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The dancer

Video hologram. Led Screen, glass, steel, glass jar

Dimensions: 30x31x38 cm
Year: 2016

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Giverny VII

Interactive video projection

Dimensions: Variable size
Year: 2015

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Night in Giverny

Monitor LED, Video Ologramma, Glass

Dimensions: Width 124 cm - Height 72 cm
Year: 2014

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Water Galaxy

Interactive Video Projection

Dimensions: Variable size
Year: 2011

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Street Geyser

Interactive Video Projection

Dimensions: Variable size
Year: 2012

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Digital Marmore Wall III

Interactive Video Projection

Dimensions: Variable size
Year: 2012

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The Blob

Interactive Video Projection

Dimensions: Variable size
Year: 2013

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Digital Marmore Wall III

Monitor LED

Dimensions: Width 72 cm - Height 124 cm
Year: 2014

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New Giverny

Monitor LED

Dimensions: Width 72 cm - Height 124 cm
Year: 2014

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Stargate

Interactive video projection

Dimensions: Variable size
Year: 2013

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Viaggio al centro della Terra

Interactive Video Projection

Dimensions: Variable size
Year: 2012

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Michelangelo Bastiani Curriculum

Florentine artist Michelangelo Bastiani graduated first from Florence's Art Institute and later from the Academy of Fine Arts, where he majored in painting and photogray under Maestro Gustavo Giulietti.

Bastiani lived in California and New York before returning to Tuscany, and has held critically-acclaimed exhibitions in the Italian cities of Florence, Venice, Milan, Capri, and Pietrasanta, and internationally in London, Istanbul, Frankfurt, Kiev, and Oslo. In the United States, Bastiani has exhibited at the New York Context Art Fair, the Jim Kempner Gallery in New York, the C24 Gallery in Chelsea, the Mana Contemporary Museum of Jersey City, and the Houston Art Fair. He is represented by the Liquid art system gallery in Capri, where he has a permanent installation.

Water has been at the core of Bastiani's artistic explorations since the beginning of his career, representing the constantly changing intrinsic nature of art, and he creates hologram installations and interactive video projections on led screens which explore this theme. Water has always been difficult to represent because of its dynamic nature, and Bastiani's strategy to resolve this problem is the use of technology which allows a direct connection and tangible interaction with the viewer. For example, his waterfall does not have a constant flow, but alters according to the people who pass in front of it and thus become a part of the work's kinetic process. The natural and the artificial are compared, and the strength of the elements is represented in their contrasting symbiosis: man necessarily both imprisons and exalts nature, and vice versa.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016

  • Art Context New York, Liquid Art System, Video Installazioni - Solo Project, New York, Usa
  • Spazio MR Gallery, Video Installazione, Rome, Italy
  • C24 Gallery, Video Installazione, Chelsea, New York, Usa

2015

  • Capri the Island of Art, Tunnel di luce "Le otto fontane", White Room Art System. Video Installazione, Capri, Italia
  • Barbara Paci Galleria d'Arte, De Rerum Natura "infra terram", Pietrasanta, Italy
  • White Room Art System, Video installations, Capri, Italy
  • Aria Art Gallery, Video installation, Florence, Italy

2014

  • Grand Hotel et de Milan, Video installations, Milan, Italy
  • Barbara Paci Gallery "It's time to move", Video installations, Pietrasanta (Lucca), Italy
  • Il Bottaccio London, "Visibilia ex Invisibilibus", Video installations, London, UK
  • Aria Art Gallery, "Digital Marmore Wall II", Video Installation, Florence, Italy

2013

  • Istanbul Art Fair, "Digital Marmore Wall", Video Installation, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Aria Art Gallery, "Digital Marmore Wall", Video Installation, Florence, Italy
  • Mana Contemporary Museum
  • "Geyser", Video Installation, Jersey City, NJ, USA
  • Arezzo Biennale, "Water Galaxy", Video Installation, Arezzo, Italy
  • Aria Art Gallery, "Geyser", Video Installation, Florence, Italy

2012

  • Art Kyiv Contemporary - Aria Art Gallery, Video Installations, Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Galleria in Paradiso "Street", Video Installation, Giardini della Biennale, Venice, Italy
  • Houston Art Fair, Video Installations, Houston, USA

2011

  • Dream Factory Gallery, Video Installation, Milan, Italy
  • Aria Art Gallery, Video Installation, Florence, Italy
  • Hubner and Hubner Gallery, Video Installation, Frankfurt, Germany

2009

  • Jim Kempner Gallery, Video Installation, New York, Usa

2007

  • Area Pettini, "NAM NAM", Florence, Italy

2006

  • Villa Strozzi, "Ruotati!, Florence, Italy

2005

  • Giubbe Rosse, "Accademici", Florence, Italy

2004

  • Accademia di Belle Arti, "Studenti in Mostra", Florence, Italy

2003

  • Giubbe Rosse, "Colors", Florence, Italy

2002

  • "Otto's Gallery" Hotel Carlton, Oslo, Norvegia

Selected One Person Exhibition

2015

  • Barbara Paci Galleria d'Arte, De Rerum Natura "infra terram", Pietrasanta, Italy

2007

  • Galeria Aurora, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

2004

  • BGH Galery, Santa Barbara California, USA

2002

  • "Otto's Gallery" Hotel Carlton, Oslo, Norvegia
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