Marcello Gobbi

Biography

Marcello Gobbi

Artwork

" I like reviving the sense of touch, I like the idea that a thought may pass through the senses going beyond the rational limits… "

Biography

Research

The Marcello Gobbi’s artworks are sculptures that seem suspended an instant before turning into living presences. These sculptures have a solid plastic soul and a skin of silicone that is dematerialized, decomposed and scattered in thousand drops, with the purpose to recall the constant change of the man. The metamorphosis idea of each sculpture tells the perennial state of transit of the human condition, which is always uncertain between to surrender and to rise. Gobbi carves this time interval, in which the choice has not happened yet, in his artwork and then it is crystallized in the silicone. His sculptures have a strong and poetic impact towards the public. In fact, the artist has recently affirmed: “I like reviving the sense of touch, I like the idea that a thought may pass through the senses going beyond the rational limits…for me it is a great achievement to create stimulating emotions through the abandonment and the return to sensation”. His sculptures hide the human condition with its beauty and in every its possibility. Finally, the Gobbi’s artworks could be considered a mirror in which we are able to reflect us, restarting to love us in our complex and naked truth. 

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Data

Marcello Gobbi was born in 1970 in Brescia. He lives in Italy and work in Brescia

Training and Education


After completing the studies in Applied Arts at the Istituto d’Arte "Caravaggio" of Brescia, he graduated in Sculpture at the Brera Academy, Milan in 1996.

Research

I am a sculptor and chisel in stoping emotions. Sculpture, that embodies the ability of the artist to transmit emotions through multiple senses and among these touch is the one I prefer. I would like to invite you to touch and love the idea that a thought can pass through sensory perception that goes beyond the limits of the rational. I model bodies, but the presence of the person who poses, for me is never carnal, statically immobile, but emotional, vibrant with tension. It is not the body as an icon of beauty that interests me, but the impalpable signs of human presence, never fixed, always changing. My sculptures are living in a implicit contradiction: solid plastic souls sustain a silicone skin that is dematerialized, it breaks down and is dispersed in a thousand drops. The constant themes of my creative language evolve around the eternal human tension between spiritual elevation and going astray, the silence and a scream, awareness and oblivion. The crumbling physique, represented by using silicone, evokes, in reality, an interior transmutation. I'm fascinated by those places where human condition is in transit, hybrid spaces intermediate between two stages: to believe and to be elevated. And at this time interval, in which the choice has not yet occurred, this crossing point where you are no longer "the same as before" and where you wait in vain to become, that I try to capture in my sculptures; crystallizing it in silicon. Fast moments, mutant fragments concealed in all its beauty and drama of the human condition. I am a sculptor and chisel.

Solo exhibitions 

2013   Personale, curated by Laura Coppa, Palazzo, Ancona, Tenuta San Settimio.
2012   Lo stato delle cose, curated by Francesca Guerini, Brescia, Museo Diocesano. Apples falling into the sky,  Milano, Atelier ABC Mannequins.
2011   Odysseus, curated by Annalisa Ghirardi, Brescia, Galleria Marchina Arte Contemporanea (catalog).
2009 Marcello Gobbi, curated by Piero Mainardis, Venezia, Venice Design Art Gallery, (event on the occasion of  53th Venice Biennial of Art)
2007 Marcello Gobbi, curated by Daniele Sorrentino, Venezia, Venice Design Art Gallery, (event on the occasion of 52th Venice Biennial of Art)

Group exhibitions 

2015 - “Oltre la vita”, Palazzo Fondazione Arsenale, Iseo, (BS), curated by Angelo Zanella, critical test by Lidia Muffolini
2014 - “Genova art expo”Galleria Satura, Genova
2014 - “STUDIPRATICABILI” Around and Interior on the occasion of the tenth day of the contemporary, organised by AMACI, Brescia
2014 - “Sala espositiva San Felice” Giovinazzo, Bari curated by Arte Fuori
2014   - The Italian Wave, Cluj-Napoca (Romania), Iaga International Art Gallery Angels (catalog).
2013   - Artcevia International Art Festival, curated by Laura Coppa, Arcevia (An), Centro Culturale San Francesco, (catalog). - Studipraticabili,  organized by AMACI, Brescia, Studio Inlimbo. - La vita ferma, curated by Nico Sandri, Garda, Verona, Palazzo Carlotti.
2012    - Mostra Collettiva, curated by Fulvio Santorelli, Verona, Beyond Factory . - Mostra collettiva a Palazzo '900, curated by Arteingenua in occasion of Bmode, Brescia,  Palazzo '900.
2011  - Corpi esposti, curated by Barbara Frigerio, Milano, Barbara Frigerio Contemporary Art  (catalog). - The end as a beginnig, curated by Vittoria Mainoldi, Bologna, Galleria ONO Arte Contemporanea.   - Young Artists from Brescia, curated by Ettore Marchina, Brescia, Galleria Marchina Arte Contemporanea.
2010   - InTemporanea, curated by Ilaria Bignotti, Brescia, Museo Santa Giulia (digital catalog). - CTRL+N, curated by Annalisa Ghirardi, Verolavecchia, Brescia, Torre Civica. - Naturalmente,  curated by Virgilio Fidanza, Valle del Lujo, Albino, Bergamo.
2007  - Non c’era posto per loro, curated by Pier Cattaneo, Gardone Valtrompia (BS), Galleria d’arte LuPier.   
2005   - Il giusto della vita, curated by LABA, Brescia, LABA Accademia di Belle Arti. - Paradisi perduti, Brescia, Palazzo Bonoris.
2004  - INtransito, curated by  Silvia Casagrande, Brescia,  Croce Bianca. - I have a drink you make the choice, Brescia, Associazione Culturale AREA. 2001   - BE. essere semplice, Brescia, ex industrie Tempini.
1997   - Kunstkabinett, Berlino, Synanon.
1995   - Identità, curated by Andrea B. Del Guercio, Genova, Museo Attivo delle Forme Inconsapevoli.

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