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Matteo Basilé

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Matteo Basilé (1974) lives and works in Rome. He began his career in the mid-nineties, becoming one of the first artists in Europe to combine art with technology. Basilé’s work is unique in its ability to reconcile apparently incompatible concepts such as the beautiful and the grotesque, the real and the surreal, the natural and the artificial, contaminating technology with Italy’s artistic tradition to construct surreal, dreamlike images. His work takes the form of an ongoing dialogue between east and west, between tradition and modernity, between the sacred and the profane, creating a new iconographic universe halfway between high-tech mannerism and a new surrealism in which reality and fiction overlap. Echoes of Caravaggio, the sumptuous scenes of the Roman Baroque, Flemish art and Velázquez’s deformed figures animate the artist’s photographs and videos, creations combining sculpture, architecture, painting and film. Exploring the nature of the human being, the artist develops a narrative that may be subdivided into successive chapters:

Quel che resta della Transavanguardia (2006) The Saints are Coming (2007), Thisoriented (2009), Thishumanity (2010), Landing (2012), Unseen (2014), Pietra Santa (2016), Viaggio al Centro della Terra (2017) Stardust (2018), Memento (2019), a series of independent stages in which the artist addresses his perception of existence. Matteo Basilé’s works are magically suspended between the time of art and the time of history, bringing back the enigmas that great painting has managed to convey over time and generations, and building upon it a new interpretation of Renaissance portraiture, now capable of insinuating a myriad of other meanings below the surface of the image: its power is no longer that of teaching or of capturing the spirit of the subject, but the power of fascination.

Solo exhibition

2021

Mnemosyne, Galleria Gianpaolo Abbondio, Todi, Italy

 

2019
Memento- nmcontemporary – Monaco 

Mirror – Hongkun Museum of Fine Art – Beijing, China

Mater – Museo di Palazzo Bellomo, Siracusa, Italy 

Falling out of time – United Art Museum – Wuhan – China


2017
Starting from this humanity – Palazzo Acquaviva, Atri, Italy

Viaggio al centro della terra – Galleria PACK, Milan, Italy


2016

Pietra santa – macro museum – Rome, Italy

Lumen et umbra – Galleria Zeta Effe – Florence 


2014
Pilgrimage – data, Orto dell’Abbondanza – Urbino, Italy

Unseen – Museo D’Arte Moderna Vittoria Colonna, Pescara, Italy

Unseen – Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto, Italy  


2013
2007/2013 – 53 ART MUSEUM – Guangzhou, China  

Landing – Espace Soardi – Nice, France


2012
Thishumanity – Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Madrid – Madrid, Spain 

Landing – Galleria GUIDI & SCHOEN – Genoa, Italy


2011
The far near – thishumanity – Hubey Provincial Academy of Art Museum, Wu Han City – China

Seisenzanome – Galleria Lorenzo Ronchini- Terni, Italy


2010
Thishumanity – Galleria Pack – Milan, Italy 

The saints are coming – Last Act, Galleria EMME OTTO – Rome, Italy


2009
Thisoriented 2nd stage, BIASA ArtSpace, Bali 

Thisoriented installation, Galleria Guidi e Schoen, Genoa, Italy


2008
The Saints Are Coming, Villa Bottini, Lucca, Italy

Diary, Casa degli artisti ‘Giacomo Vittone’ Tenno, Trento, Italy


2007
Apparitions, MART, Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Trento e Rovereto, Italy

Quel che resta della Transavanguardia, Galleria Pack, Milan, Italy


2006
Il Nuovo Mondo, Ronchini Arte Contemporanea, Terni, Italy

Trans-Avanguardia, Il Ponte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy

No Man’s Land, Galleria Guidi&Schoen, Genoa, Italy

Utopia, Museo d’Arte Moderna V. Colonna, Pescara, Italy 


2005
Prototypedomestika, Galleria De Crescenzo & Viesti, Rome, Italy

Primordial Alchemy, Galleria Pack, Milan, Italy

TM: Tribes of Memory, GNAM, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy

I Don’t Believe It, Il Ponte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy

Collective exhibition

2019

Memento- nmcontemporary – Monaco 

Mirror – Hongkun Museum of Fine Art – Beijing, China

Mater – Museo di Palazzo Bellomo, Siracusa, Italy 

Falling out of time – United Art Museum – Wuhan – China

 

2017

Starting from this humanity – Palazzo Acquaviva, Atri, Italy

Viaggio al centro della terra – Galleria PACK, Milan, Italy

 

2016

Pietra santa – macro museum – Rome, Italy

Lumen et umbra – Galleria Zeta Effe – Florence 

 

2014

Pilgrimage – data, Orto dell’Abbondanza – Urbino, Italy

Unseen – Museo D’Arte Moderna Vittoria Colonna, Pescara, Italy

Unseen – Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto, Italy  

 

2013

2007/2013 – 53 ART MUSEUM – Guangzhou, China  

Landing – Espace Soardi – Nice, France

 

2012

Thishumanity – Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Madrid – Madrid, Spain 

Landing – Galleria GUIDI & SCHOEN – Genoa, Italy

2011

The far near – thishumanity – Hubey Provincial Academy of Art Museum, Wu Han City – China

Seisenzanome – Galleria Lorenzo Ronchini- Terni, Italy

 

2010

Thishumanity – Galleria Pack – Milan, Italy 

The saints are coming – Last Act, Galleria EMME OTTO – Rome, Italy

 

2009

Thisoriented 2nd stage, BIASA ArtSpace, Bali 

Thisoriented installation, Galleria Guidi e Schoen, Genoa, Italy


2008

The Saints Are Coming, Villa Bottini, Lucca, Italy

Diary, Casa degli artisti ‘Giacomo Vittone’ Tenno, Trento, Italy

 

2007

Apparitions, MART, Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Trento e Rovereto, Italy

Quel che resta della Transavanguardia, Galleria Pack, Milan, Italy

 

2006

Il Nuovo Mondo, Ronchini Arte Contemporanea, Terni, Italy

Trans-Avanguardia, Il Ponte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy

No Man’s Land, Galleria Guidi&Schoen, Genoa, Italy

Utopia, Museo d’Arte Moderna V. Colonna, Pescara, Italy 

 

2005

Prototypedomestika, Galleria De Crescenzo & Viesti, Rome, Italy

Primordial Alchemy, Galleria Pack, Milan, Italy

TM: Tribes of Memory, GNAM, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy

I Don’t Believe It, Il Ponte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy

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