PAST EXHIBITION

Paintings

Robert Bosisio

Mar 23rd, 2018 - May 20th

104GALERIE (Ikejiri-Ohashi, Tokyo) is holding a solo exhibition called “Paintings” of the Italian artist Robert Bosisio opening Friday23rd March 2018.

Robert Bosisio was born in Trodena, North Italy in 1963. After graduating from The Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, he continued to study art in Berlin, New York, and London. Currently he works in Trodena, Italy; Cluj-Napoca, Romania; and Berlin, Germany.
He has held solo exhibitions in different places like the Museum Art Center Hugo Voeten in Antwerpen (Belgium, 2014),Galleria Doris Ghetta (Italy, 2013) and Museul de Artă – Art Museum Cluj-Napoca (Romania, 2010), as well as in Austria, Germany,Switzerland and the United States. He has won many awards, and is highly acclaimed worldwide.

This exhibition is the first solo show for Bosisio in Japan, and will consist of new portrait works from recent years, and also selectedpieces from the series “interiors” which he has carried out for many years. The work will be shown in 104GALERIE and 104GALERIE-R.

Is a painting by Robert Bosisio abstract or figurative? The reason a viewer might ask such a question is that through differences in the distance from which you view the work, and the light and shadow on it, you can witness a change in the representation effected by the environment. A work may seem like a vague abstract painting from close up, but if you step back and gaze at the
whole piece, the outline of an image with a certain presence appears.
This effect, unique to the work of Bosisio, is created by the complex textural layers of oil, tempera, ash, sand, wax and plaster that he uses to paint. His deep thoughts are reflected in the production process as well. Sometimes his techniques of painting landscapes and portraits seem classical, but from them he negotiates with his own abstractness, pursuing his own territory. In that tension a beauty is born and, as the greatest fascination of his art, draws viewers in.
As a close friend and supporter of Bosisio, film director Wim Wenders has published several poems and texts dedicated to him.These texts are filled with his deep insight and emotion towards Bosisio’s art.

Seeing is Believing…

by Wim Wenders


Like for Vermeer,
seeing is not only Robert’ s greatest pleasure,
and a sacred act;
it is also the very subject of his art.
(And not only when he is painting an eye…)
When you stand in front of his canvasses
he makes you see and recognize (again)
that painting can still transcend the surface of things
and reach their quintessence,
even in the 21st century.
He makes us believe (again)
that we’ re not just surrounded with stuff
but with real objects that have a spirit.

(from “Seeing is Believing…” , 2010)


OUTLINE

Exhibition

Robert Bosisio「Paintings」

Session

23rd March – 20th May, 2018
Closed on Wednesday

Opening reception

23rd March,2018 19:00-21:00

Hours

12:00-20:00

Place1

104GALERIE
Meguro-Heights 104,3-22-1 Aobadai Meguro-ku Tokyo
Tel:03-6303-0956

Place2

104GALERIE-R
GARAGE, 1-6-4 Ohashi Meguro-ku Tokyo


Grants / Awards

1999

Recognition award “La Fenice” , Venice (I)

1996

Martin Rainer award of the Johan Wolfgang von Goethe foundation, Basel (CH)

1995

Promotion prize from the Walter von der Vogelweide foundation, Munich

1990-2005

Several aids from the south tyrolian state government

1987

Purchase prize, Römerquelle competition, Secession, Vienna (AT)


Solo Exhibitions

2017

COLUMBUS, art foundation, Ravensburg (D)

2017

Galerie Martin Mertens, Berlin(D)

2017

Galaria Fravi, Domat/Ems, Graubuenden (CH)

2017

Kunstforum Unterland, Neumarkt/Egna (I)

2016

Spațiu Intact, Galerie de artă contemporană Fabricii de Pensule:
MATTHIAS WEISCHER & ROBERT BOSISIO, Cluj (RO)

2016

Galerie Albert Baumgarten: ROBERT BOSISIO – Malerei, Freiburg (D)

2016

Galerie Clemens Thimme: CONNI BRINTZINGER & ROBERT BOSISIO, Karlsruhe (D)

2015

Galerie Martin Mertens: RADU BELCIN & ROBERT BOSISIO, Berlin (D)

2015

Art Forum Contemporary: Robert Bosisio – „Pittura Compresa”, Bologna (I)

2015

Galaria Fravi: Robert Bosisio – „WIDERSCHEIN”, Domat/Ems, Graubuenden (CH)

2014

Museum Art Center Hugo Voeten Antwerpen (BE)

2014

Gallery Maier Innsbruck (A)

2013

Galleria Doris Ghetta 202 Pontives-Lajon (I), „Lighting the dark” with Theodora Axente, curated by Denis Isaia

2013

Museum Rabalderhaus Schwaz (A)

2013

Clemens Thimme Gallery, Karlsruhe (D)

2012

Cavalese Contemporary Art Centre (I),
„Alle porte del silenzio” with Willy Verginer, curated by Elio Vanzo

2011

Castel Moos-Schulthaus, „personal images”, Eppan (I)

2011

Gallery Art Forum Bagnacavallo (I), „temet nosce”, solo exhibition with Peter Demetz,curated by Adriana M. Soldini – catalogue

2011

Artforum Gallery, „Intime stanze” solo exhibition with Peter Demetz, Bologna (I)

2011

Alexander Museum Palace Hotel with Peter Demetz, Pesaro (I)


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