Giovanni Ozzola: the intuition of the infinitude of an instant
Born in 1982 in Florence, Giovanni Ozzola main thematic interests lie in conceptualizing and representing infinity and exploration, both geographic and introspective. The artist is confronted with an aesthetic multidisciplinarity that leads him to express himself with photography, video art, installation, but also through traditional techniques such as engraving and "fresco". Through these hybrid contaminations, his work comes about, made up of images and light, A light in which time passes and moments multiply and become concrete, unique and mysterious. His images, purified by a narrative development, lead the viewer to a safe place and at the same time allow a glimpse of the infinite, a visual horizon in which to lose oneself and surrender oneself to turmoil. His images, stripped of all narrative, are images in conflict: their extreme equilibrium take us to places where our mind is calmed and comforted. A selection of his most recent solo exhibitions include “Traces of Wind" (Galleria Continua, Beijing, 2022), "I didn't see you" (166 Art Space, Shanghai, 2021), “Atto Unico” (Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, 2021), “Octillion” (Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, 2019); "If I Had to Explain, You Wouldn't Understand" (Fosun Foundation Shanghai, 2019); “Algo Tuyo y Mío” (Centro Foundacion UNICAJA, Malaga 2018 and Almeria 2019); “Rutas de Sangre” (Claustros of the convent of San Francisco de Asis, Basilica Menor, La Habana, 2018); “Fallen Blossoms - Whispering” (Galleria Continua, 798, Beijing, 2017); “Wrecks and rooms with stars”, curated by Davide Ferri (Untitled Association-Lynchen, Berlin, 2017); “Adrift” (District 6 Museum, Cape Town, 2016). Among the most recent group exhibitions, “Kronos and Kairos” (Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, Colosseum Archaeological Park, Rome, 2019); “Recto Verso” (Foundation Louis Vuitton, Paris, 2018); "Insights" (Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai, 2018); “LANDSEASKY: Revisiting Spatiality in Video Art”, curated by Kim Machan (traveling exhibition: MAAP, Seoul, 2014).