Giovanni Leonardo Bassan is an Italian artist, born in 1989 in Marostica (Vicenza). His artistic training began at the Art School A. Martini, Schio and then continue at the Politecnico di Milano, graduating in industrial design in 2011.
World traveler, participates in many international and volunteering projects. He currently lives and works close to his mentor Michele Lamy, in Paris, France.

As a contemporary artist, articulating the breakdown of the distinction between high/low culture, Bassan lends a European voice, with the sensibility of classical, historical painting, to the expressionism of the new figurative painting. As an observer of the quotidian, Bassan’s painting is a journey through the Parisian heterotopias, those sites of the elsewhere, beyond convention and norm: In the convoluted atmosphere of the city’s alternative party scene, a rapidly shifting landscape, the artist becomes a voyeur, a portraitist, and a participant. Incomplete images, almost cut out from history painting, appear before us juxtaposed, often half-broken, tilting towards the edge.

Bassan tries to offer valuable new perspective on figurative painting, studying alternative techniques and applying a tradition drawing on unusual supports . It is with a sensible shamelessly approach, full of emotions, that his painting leads us to think.

 

 

GIOVANNI LEONARDO BASSAN

10/11/1989, ITALY

email:

 giovannileonardobassan@gmail.com

 

education:

 -2003/2008 Liceo artistico A. Martini, Schio (VI) ITALY

-2009/2011 laurea triennale in disegno industriale, Politecnico di Milano, ITALY

 

gallery:

 -The Mine Gallery, Al Quoz Industrial 1. Dubai, UAE

T: +971 (0) 4 379 1704,  W: www.themine.ae

 

solo exhibithions:

 -November 2019_DELUGE

“The Mine gallery”, 43 rue Montmorency, Paris. FRANCE

-June 2016_EVERYTHING DISTRACTS ME

“The Mine gallery”, 40 rue de Verneuil, Paris. FRANCE

 -December 2015_MARTYRDOM

“The Mine gallery”, Al Quoz 1, Dubai. UAE

 

group exhibithion:

-July 2020_IT’S LEBANON’S ANARCHY THAT BOTHERS YOU

Galerie Charraudeau, Paris. FRANCE

-December 2019_CHROME HEARTS, ART BASEL MIAMI

Design District, Miami. USA

-May 2019 _DYSFUNCTIONAL, (WHAT ARE YOU FIGHTING FOR)

Ca d’Oro, Venice. ITALY curator Michele Lamy

-April 2019_LOVE MY WAY

Villa Noailles, Hyeres. FRANCE

-December 2018_WHAT ARE WE FIGHTING FOR

Selfridges, 400 Oxford St, London. UK curator Michele Lamy

-September 2017, MADE IN MEDITATION

Somwhere galley, New York City. USA

 – October 2016_FRATELLANZA, (SMUG)

Kunstafabrik, AM Flutgraben, Berlin. GERMANY curator Maria Shaknova, Ramata Coulibaly  

– July 2015_PROJECT 89, (Focus Facial)

Paradis, 25 rue de Bourgogne, Paris. FRANCE

 

performances:

 -November 2016_IN BETWEEN

Art Basel, Miami Beach, FL. USA

 

participation on performance:

 -December 2013_LOVE FOCUSED LIKE A LASER

Matthew Stone performance at Art Basel, Miami Beach, FL. USA