Giacomo Spazio (by his owns words)
To the unaccustomed eye, my works may seem incoherent, blurred or, better yet, without solution of continuity. But nowadays the idea of creation has changed. Its no more a matter of creating something out of nothing, but to bring up-to-date, to give new life to what has already been produced. This does not imply a lacking of creative force but, rather, a radical change of the materials available. There is an infinite array of neglected materials (in the physical world and in our memory) which we may re-use in new combinations. So contemporary artists like me can only draw ideas from very dissimilar sources and combine them together, blend them with our own ideas and throw them before your eyes. My works, show that coherence is dead, whereas art as a form of expression is alive and springs from the whirlwinds of tensions and contradictions that surround me/us. Art is imagination and nothing else. As an artist, I do not pursue an aim and I do not follow a trend. I have no agendas, no style to defend nor a path to show. I dont care about specializations, technical problems and diversification, because Im not looking for perfection. I dont know what I want, but I know what Im looking for and by all means I refuse isms.
Every time I have to prepare an exhibition, I feel my efforts are pointless, I feel Im perplexed, but I never, ever, feel inert, because I like indetermination, an endless uncertainty. I have a strong interest in fragments, landscapes, chromatic sequences, overlappings, juxtapositions. In an age rooted in inconsistency and confusion, I think its meaningless to have a clear idea of my own path. Even if I can work using all my experience, Im still convinced that in order to anticipate the future it is necessary to get lost in it. Using my wide open eyes I can only hear the noise of the colours surrounding me and towering over me. But the noise of colours, just like the noise of music, will never be a nuisance. Art is a sign. A mere sign. Just a hint of a sign!
Solo Show and Collective from the year 2005
2011 Milano / The Don Gallery ( Pop Life )
2010 Berlino / Xlab gallery (As Loud As possible) - Catalogue
2006 Riccione / Galleria Comunale (Assalti Al Cuore) - Catalogue
2005 Milano / Galleria Libreria Derbylius (Selected Ambient Words)
2011 Istanbul / Contemporary Istanbul (supported by West Berlin Gallery)
2011 Berlino / West Berlin Gallery (Dissidenten)
2011 Milano / Spazio Concept and Xlab from Berlin (The Corrosive Container)
2011 Cologne / Bloom Art Fair (supported by West Berlin Gallery)
2011 Milano / 10.2! Gallery Artista di Libro
2011 Berlino / Stroke 5 Urban Art Fair
2011 Milano / The Don Gallery (Stars)
2011 Milano / Federica Guzzoni Gallery (Milano da Bere) - Catalogue
2011 Monaco / Stroke 4 Urban Art Fair
2011 Berlino / West Berlin Gallery (Beyond Good & Evil)
2010 Berlino / Stroke 3 Urban Art Fair
2010 Monaco / Stroke 2 Urban Art Fair (Catalogue)
2009 Milano / LimiteNoArtGallery Border Percorsi attraverso il concetto di confine
2009 Istambul / Museo dArte Contemporanea (Catalogue)
2009 Monaco Stroke 1 Urban Art Fair
2009 Milano / Derbylius
2008 Bergamo / Orange Gallery
2007 Genova / Container Art
2006 Varese / Container Art
2006 Tokio / Museo dArte Contemporanea
2005 Bergamo / Container Art (Catalogue)
2012 Berlino / West Berlin Gallery (Solo Show / Personale)
Born in 1957, Giacomo Spazio writes in 1975 poetical phrases on the walls of Milan and performs between Milan and London, both alone and with the group "Poesia Metropolitana".
In 1980 he abandons performances to dedicate to painting and in 1983 his works, full of colors and big in dimensions, are painted on the walls inside the prestigious "Teatro dell'Arte (Art Theatre)" in Milan. He's for sure one of the first italian artists to work on the street (1975-1987), being an avantgarde in years of the Italian Urban Art Movement.
From 1990, his artistic work, always swinging between music and literature, becomes of strong emotional and social impact.
He says of himself "I am a man. Simply a man. My life style totally reflects into my artistc work. We all need poetry and we all need to get rid of any slavery!"
From 2005 his atelier/laboratory is regulary open to host single or collective exhibits mainly of italian artists.
He is one of the members of the Milano art collective called: Limited.
More over, in 1982 he founded with Nino La Loggia the punk(art)rock band called *2+2=5+ with whom recorded 3 records, continuing with several bands and finally going solo.
In 1983 he established with Ermanno Gomma Guarnieri the UT distribution. This was the first italian company that distributed counter-culture punk material (tapes, records and faniznes).
In 1986 with several friend Gomma, Kikko and Valvola, he is among the founders of the first italian no copyright & electronic counter-culture magazine called Decoder.
In 1987 he founded the independet music magazine Vinile and the related independent label Vox Pop Records that later became one of the most famous and important indie-rock italian label.
In 1997 he goes back to his full time job: being an artist.