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In my work I play with the narrative possibilities made available by the practice of painting. By the means of representation I sketch stories that does not fully make sense, that don’t necessarily have a logical chain or a plausibility. In my paintings I try to put side by side, overlap and recombine scenes that are part of people’s everyday lives but that come from different times and different places. The characters and the occurrence that I depict come from photographic archives or from web, downloaded from image storages (e.g. tumblr) that index the images by controvertible and evanescent categories and taxonomies. The result of this combination is a sort of visual riddle that anyone can resolve and guess, completing the story.
Andrea Gallo born and raised in Cosenza in 1975, educated in Architecture at Reggio Calabria University and in Entertainment Design at the “Digital Arts Academy ” in Florence.
Latest Exhibitions: 2018, Sguardi, OnArt Gallery, Firenze; 2017, The Secret Garden, RVB Arts, Roma; 2017, Un, due, tre stella, OVO, Cosenza; 2016, Il Disco ,Museo del Presente, Rende (CS); 2016, San Francesco da Paola, Museo Diocesano, Cosenza; 2015 Shapes, Circoloquadro, Milano; 2015 Paratissima 11. Ordine o caos? , Sezione Museo Maca, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Torino; 2015 Premio Limen, Complesso Valentianum, Vibo Valentia; 2015 Wunderkammer, Museo Bilotti Ruggi d’Aragona - Arte Contemporanea, Rende (cat.); 2015 Young At Art, Museo Maca, Acri (CS),
Prizes : Premio Arte Laguna - First Selection; Premio Combat 2017- Recommended Artists from the jury: Young At Art 2015/ Museo MACA – Winner of the Painting Section.
Museums: BoCS Art Museum, Cosenza; Museo di Arte Contemporanea “Roberto Bilotti Ruggi d’Aragona - Arte Contemporanea”, Rende; Museo Arte Contemporanea Camera di Commercio di Vibo Valentia.