Mattia Barbieri : the reflection on the nature and power of the image
Born in the mid’80, on July 10th, like Marcel Proust, Giorgio De Chirico, Jake La Motta, Nikola Tesla and Camille Pisarro, Mattia Barbieri has an artistic research that is articulated through painting, drawing and sculpture.
In its evolution it’s possible to identify cycles, series developed in an attempt to show a different perspective of the same landscape, conceiving the potential of the practice as a multifaceted prism, understood as a sort of visual zoom able of capturing in detail different perspectives of the same scene.
What unites each cycle is the reflection on the nature of the image, constantly redefined through a hybrid language that sees the juxtaposition of apparently heterogeneous visual grammars, such as the figurative tradition of the history of Art with its sacred narratives and the digital imagery.
Receptive, sensitive, pragmatic are characteristics that can also be found in his work, which always tends to harmonize extreme characters, heterogeneous grammars and apparently irreconcilable opposites. In his work there is a strong echo of the iconography of Lombard and Venetian paintings in which you recognize his geographical and pictorial origin(Brescia,Italy).
Mattia Barbieri works between Italy and New York but due to the Coronavirus pandemic,he is in Milan at the Moment. In January He will have a virtual exhibition with Virginia Bianchi Gallery and months to follow a solo show at Palazzo Martinengo in Brescia and a project with Superstudiolo in Bergamo.
He will also take part in a group show about Italian drawing at Fondazione del Monte in Bologna during the spring 2021.