GIOVANNI LEONARDO BASSAN
-2003/2008 Liceo artistico A. Martini, Schio (VI) ITALY
-2009/2011 laurea triennale in disegno industriale, Politecnico di Milano, ITALY
-December 2021_FOREST OF HANDS
(Special collaboration with Comme des Garcons)
“3537”, 35 rue de Francs Bourgeois, Paris. FRANCE
“The Mine gallery”, 43 rue Montmorency, Paris. FRANCE
-June 2016_EVERYTHING DISTRACTS ME
“The Mine gallery”, 40 rue de Verneuil, Paris. FRANCE
“The Mine gallery”, Al Quoz 1, Dubai. UAE
-August 2022_I SING THE BODY ELECTRIC
Dune Alpine, East Hamptons. NEW YORK
-June 2022_THE LAST DAYS OF DISCO
Fragment gallery, NYC. NEW YORK
Sized gallery, NYC. NEW YORK
-Marc 2022_SWEET LUST
White Cube gallery, Paris. FRANCE
Sized gallery, Los Angeles. USA
-May 2021_FUTURE SOCIETY
Dazed&Confused art fair, Seoul. SOUTH KOREA
-November 2020_AFFINITA’ ELETTIVE
-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
-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
Giovanni Leonardo Bassan is a multidisciplinary 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 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.
Today his artistic practice embraces disciplines ranging from painting to sculpture, ceramics and furniture design. Bassan tries to offer valuable new perspective, studying alternative techniques and applying traditional forms in contemporary shapes. It is with a sensible shamelessly approach, full of emotions, that his pieces leads us to think.
Giovanni’s early mentor, Michèle Lamy, provided him with his first studio space in Paris, the city where he continues to live and work. His art has been shown internationally, in both group and solo exhibitions.