Michelangelo Bastiani “Beyond the Matter”

Ca’ d’Oro Gallery

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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, “Beyond the Matter”, 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:

“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.”


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 Liquid Art Systems Gallery in Capri.

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from October 24, 2017 to November 25, 2017

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http://ca-doro.com/newyork/ (venue's website)

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Free

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From 11:00 To 20:00
Closed on Sundays

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