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ABOUT MICHELANGELO BASTIANI 

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 photography 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, Rome, Venice, Milan, Capri, and Pietrasanta, and internationally in  Paris, London, Munich, Istanbul, Frankfurt, Kiev, and Oslo. In the United States, Bastiani has exhibited, New York, Miami, Palm Beach, Hamptons, Boca Raton, Houston, Austin, Dallas. He also exhibited at Saatchi Gallery in London and Mana Contemporary Museum in Jersey City.

Michelangelo Bastiani uses technology in his representations of water to illustrate its dynamic nature and facilitate a direct connection and tangible interaction with the viewer. In his current exhibition, “title”, Bastiani showcases his hologram installations and interactive video projections on LED screens exploring the theme of liquidness, with water representing the constantly changing intrinsic nature of art.

Of his work, Bastiani says: 

Based on Bohm’s oleographic theory that “our universe is a gigantic and splendidly detailed hologram”, in my works I reproduce a microcosm in a bottle, where videos, two-dimensional by nature, become solid and dynamic realities. It is a visual perception that can be explained through the Gestalt laws.

“Water, and liquidness in general, is my preferred field of investigation. My favorite subjects are natural phenomena of different magnitude, from the most tumultuous storms to soft clouds, relaxing water lilies, cold icebergs, waterfalls, fountains, galaxies, travels to the center of the earth… 

For instance, an artificial lake might take shape in a room and, thanks to digital techniques, the spectator becomes an integral part of the work by simply passing in front of it, thus becoming a part of the kinetic process. Analog and digital blend in these holograms which are enclosed in transparent bottles and jars, and direct interaction from the viewer results in infinite variables. The relationship between work and observer become stronger transforming what we imagine as the traditional ‘passive’ visit into an ‘active’ experience.” 

The comparison between artifice and nature is a central theme in art history: painters, sculptors and architects over the centuries have recreated the world through the lens of their works, Michelangelo Bastiani accepts this challenge by regenerating the natural world into the latest digital mechanisms, A futuristic process of art, combining multimedia and real objects, where the artwork becomes a place of interactive cultural animation, defining a stronger interpersonal relationship between the viewer and contemporary art production. 

Michelangelo Bastiani’s works are video installations on large screens, interactive video projections and holograms, focusing in particular on elements of nature and the state of matter. 

Based on Bohm’s oleographic theory that “our universe is a gigantic and splendidly detailed hologram”, Bastiani works reproduce a microcosm in a bottle, where videos, two-dimensional by nature, become solid and dynamic realities.

Bastiani is able to deal with this difficulty by tangible interaction technology, which communicates directly with the spectator: his digital waterfall will never keep a steady flow, but will change depending on the viewer’ movement, as part of the kinetic process of the work. 

Nature blends with artifice: the strength of the elements is performed as a sort of paradox where nature is trapped by the hand of man, but in the meantime exalted by his clever use of technology. 

The artist gives to natural phenomena or graceful feminine figures a new home, shaped as a glassy bottle: a microcosm perpetually communicating with the audience in the vision of a realistic and coherent scene. 

The interactive video is a perennial happening where the work lives and changes, resulting in infinite variables. Thus, the relationship between work and observer become stronger transforming what we imagine as the traditional “passive” visit into “active”. 

Between real and virtual, Bastiani gives life to a third dimension in which nature and artifice coexist, following an artistic research where the only constants seem to be transformation, and the evolution of his works over time. 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2020 Volta Art Fair

Mark Hachem Gallery

Video Installations

New York, NY, Usa

 

2020 Wynwood Art Fair

Mark Hachem Gallery

Video Installations

Miami, Fl, Usa

 

2020 Wynwood Art Fair

Boccara Art Gallery

Video Installations

Miami, Fl, Usa

 

2020 Pareidolie olografiche

Studio D’Azeglio – Bologna Art City

Video Installations

Bologna, Italy

 

2020 Este Arte

Boccara Art Gallery

Video Installations

Punta del Este, Uruguay

 

2019 Art Miami

Mark Hachem Gallery

Video Installazioni

Miami, Usa

 

2019 Context – Miami

Liquid Art System

Video Installazioni

Miami, Usa

 

2019 Scope

Vivendi Gallery

Video Installazioni

Miami Beach, Usa

 

2019 Art Miami

Markowicz

Video Installazione

in collaborazione con Carole Feuerman

Miami, Usa

 

2019 Art Elysées

Mark Hachem Gallery

Video Installazioni

Paris, France

 

2019  Timelessness

Old Masters and Contemporary Art

Aria Art Gallery

Video Installazioni

Florence, Italy

 

2019  Contemporary Istanbul

Mark Hachem Gallery

Video Installazioni

Istanbul, Turkey

 

2019  Contempo Festival

Chiesa di Santa Maria della Zaffara

Solo project – Video Installazioni

Monopoli, Italy

 

2019  Art Marbella

Galleria Ca’ D’Oro

Video Installazioni

Marbella, Spain

 

2019  Art Market Hamptons

Galleria Ca’ d’Oro

Video Installazioni

Hamptons, Usa

 

2019  Volta Art Fair

Mark Hachem Galerie

Video Installazioni

Basel, Switzerland

 

2019  Art New York

Mark Hachem Galerie

Video Installazioni

New York, Usa

 

2019  Art New York

Galleria Ca’ D’Oro

Video Installazioni

New York, Usa

 

2019  “Troisi poeta Massimo”

Istituto Luce – Teatro dei Dioscuri

Video Installazione

Rome, Italy

 

2019  Art Ankara

Aria Art Gallery

Video Installazioni

Ankara, Turkey

 

2019  Art Wynwood

Mark Hachem Gallery

Video Installazioni

Miami, FL, USA

 

2019  Zona Maco

Mark Hachem Gallery

Video Installazioni

Mexico City, Mexico

 

2019 Art Palm Beach

Galleria Ca’ D’Oro

Video Installazioni

Palm Beach, FL, USA

 

2019  The luminous substance of the intangibile

Aria Art Gallery

Video Installazioni

Istanbul, Turkey

 

2018  Art Miami

Mark Hachem Gallery

Video Installazioni

Miami, FL, USA

 

2018  Scope

Vivendi Gallery

Video Installazioni

Miami, FL, USA

 

2018  Art Miami

Markowicz Fine Art

Video Installazioni

Miami, FL, USA

 

2018  Art Miami

Galleria Ca’ D’Oro

Video Installazioni

Miami, FL, USA

 

2018 Art Elysées

Mark Hachem Gallery

Video Installazioni

Paris, France

 

2018  Contemporary Istanbul

Mark Hachem Gallery

Video Installazioni

Istanbul, Turkey

 

2018  A19 Exhibition

Aria Art Gallery

Video Installazioni

Istanbul, Turkey

 

2018  Scope Basel

Vivendi Gallery

Video Installazioni

Basel, Switzerland

 

2018  Art New York

Galleria Ca’ D’Oro

Video Installazioni

New York, Usa

 

2018 Collective “The Other God”

Aria Art Gallery

Video Installazioni

Florence, Italy

 

2018 Art Boca Raton

Galleria Ca’ D’Oro

Video Installazioni

Boca Raton, FL, USA

 

2018 Art Wynwood

Mark Hachem Gallery

Video Installazioni

Miami, FL, USA

 

2018 Art Palm Beach

Mark Hachem Gallery

Video Installazioni

Palm Beach, FL, USA

 

2018 Palm Beach Modern+Contemporary

Galleria Ca’ D’Oro

Video Installazioni

Palm Beach, FL, USA

 

2017  Chashama

Galleria Ca’ D’Oro

Video Installazioni

New York, NY, USA

 

2017  Art Miami

Mark Hachem Gallery

Video Installazioni

Miami, FL, USA

 

2017  Context Miami

Liquid Art System

Video Installazioni

Miami, FL, USA

 

2017  Context Miami

Galleria Ca’ D’Oro

Video Installazioni

Miami, FL, USA

 

2017  Scope Miami

Mark Hachem Gallery

Video Installazioni

Miami Beach, FL, USA

 

2017  Beyond the Matter

Galleria Ca’ d’Oro

Video Installazioni

Chelsea, NY, USA

2017 CONTEMPORARY ISTANBUL ART FAIR

Aria Art Gallery

Video Installazioni

Istanbul, Turkey

 

2017  Art Market Hamptons

Galleria Ca’ d’Oro

Video Installazioni

Hamptons, Usa

 

2017  Timelessness

Aria Art Gallery – Rose & King Gallery

Video Installazioni

London, UK

 

2017  Saatchi Gallery

Barbara Paci Galleria d’Arte

Video Installazioni

London, UK

 

2017  Art New York

Mark Hachem Gallery

Video Installazioni

New York, Usa

 

2017  Art Central

Mark Hachem Gallery

Video Installazioni

Hong Kong, China

 

2017  Salvioni Art space

Galleria d’Arte Barbara Paci

Video Installazioni

Milano, Italy

 

2017  Scope New York

Mark Hachem Gallery

Video Installazioni

New York, NY, Usa

 

2017  Art Wynwood

Mark Hachem Gallery

Video Installazioni

Miami, Florida, Usa

 

2017  Palm Beach Modern+Contemporary

Mark Hachem Gallery

Video Installazioni

Palm Beach, Florida, Usa

 

2017 Maravee Ludo Park

Video Installazioni

Lignano Sabbiadoro, Udine, Italy

 

2017 Art Stage Singapore

Mark Hachem Gallery

Video Installazioni

Singapore

 

2017 Art Palm Beach

Mark Hachem Gallery

Video Installazioni

Palm Beach, Florida, Usa

 

2017 Maravee Ludo

Museo Civico di Palazzo Elti

Video Installazioni

Gemona del Friuli, Udine, Italy

 

2016 Art Miami

Mark Hachem Gallery

Video Installazioni

Miami, USA

 

2016 Scope Miami

Mark Hachem Gallery

Video Installazioni

Miami Beach, USA

 

2016 Contemporary Istanbul

Aria Art Gallery

Video Installazioni

Istanbul, Turkey

 

2016 Art Elysees

Mark Hachem Gallery

Video Installazioni

Paris, France

 

2016 Castello di Susans

Maravee Ludo Exhibition

Video Installazioni

Majano (UD), Italy

 

2016 Saatchi Gallery – Start Art Fair

Aria Art gallery

Video Installazioni

London, UK

 

2016 Aria Art Gallery

“Eau de Florance” Exhibition

Video Installazioni

London, UK

 

2016 Art Context New York

Liquid Art System

Video Installazioni – Solo Project

New York, Usa

 

2016 SpazioMR Gallery

Spazio MR Gallery

Video Installazioni

Rome, Italy

 

2016 C24 Gallery

C24 Gallery

Video Installazione

Chelsea, New York, Usa

 

 2015 Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair

Aria Art Gallery

Video Installazioni

Istanbul, Turkey

 

2015 The Others Art Fair

Alviani Art Space

Video Installazione

Torino, Italy

 

2015 Capri The Island of Art 

Liquid Art System

Video Installazione

Capri, Italia

 

 

2015 Capri Tiberio Palace – Liquid Art System

Video Installazione

Capri, Italia

 

2015 Barbara Paci Galleria d’Arte

De Rerum Natura “infra terram”

Video Installazioni

Pietrasanta, Italia

 

2015 White Room Art System

Video Installazioni

Capri, Italia

 

2015 Aria Art Gallery

Video installation

Florence, Italy

 

2014 Grand Hotel et de Milan

Video installations

Milan, Italy

 

2014 Barbara Paci Gallery

“It’s time to move”

Video installations

Pietrasanta (Lucca), Italy

 

2014 Il Bottaccio London

“Visibilia ex Invisibilibus”

Video installations

London, UK

 

2014 Aria Art Gallery

“Digital Marmore Wall II”

Video Installation

Florence, Italy

 

2013 Istanbul Art Fair

“Digital Marmore Wall”

Video Installation

Istanbul, Turkey

 

2013 Aria Art Gallery

“Digital Marmore Wall”

Video Installation

Florence, Italy

 

2013 Mana Contemporary Museum

“Geyser”

Video Installation

Jersey City, NJ, USA

 

2013 Arezzo Biennale

“Water Galaxy”

Video Installation

Arezzo, Italy

 

2013 Aria Art Gallery

“Geyser”

Video Installation

Florence, Italy

 

2012 Art Kyiv Contemporary – Aria Art Gallery

Video Installations

Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv, Ukraine

 

2012 Galleria in Paradiso “Street”

Video Installation

Giardini della Biennale, Venice, Italy

 

2012 Houston Art Fair

Video Installations

Houston, USA

 

2011 Dream Factory Gallery

Video Installation

Milan, Italy

 

2011 Aria Art Gallery

Video Installation

Florence, Italy

 

2011 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”

Oslo, Norway

 

 

Selected One Person Exhibition

2019  Nothing Else

Video Installazioni

Chiesa di Santa Maria della Zaffara

Monopoli, Italy

 

2018  The luminous substance of the intangibile

Aria Art Gallery

Video Installazioni

Istanbul, Turkey

 

2018  Viaggio al Centro della Terra

Solo Show

Villa Lysis, Comune di Capri

Video Installazioni

Capri, Italy

 

2018  Reazione Impossibile

Solo Show

Mark Hachem Galerie

Video Installazioni

Paris, France

 

2017  Chashama

Solo Show

Galleria Ca’ D’Oro

Video Installazioni

New York, NY, USA

 

2017  Beyond the Matter

Solo Show

Galleria Ca’ d’Oro

Video Installazioni

Chelsea, NY, USA

 

2017  Air of Florence

Solo Show

Aria Art Gallery

Video Installazioni

London, United Kingdom

 

2016 SpazioMR Gallery

Solo Show

Spazio MR Gallery

Video Installazioni

Rome, Italy

 

2016 Liquid Art System

Solo project

Hologram Video Installation

Context NY Art fair

New York, USA

 

2015 Barbara Paci Galleria d’Arte

De Rerum Natura “infra terram”

Video Installazioni

Pietrasanta, Italia

 

2007 Galeria Aurora

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

 

2004 BGH Galery

Santa Barbara California, USA

 

2002 Hotel Carlton

Oslo, Norway

“Water Galaxy”

 

Professional Membership

President of FIRENZE PRESENTA

Cultural Association