Nicolò Baraggioli

lives and works in Stockholm

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Characterised by his goal for emotional detachment, coldness, and distance, Nicolò Baraggioli's work seeks to emphasise the importance of the object through non-expressive and anti-subjective art. Focusing on elements such as surface, material, shape, thickness, angle, and chromaticism, Baraggioli’s work is first and foremost about the creation of object in place of representation. Based nearly exclusively on geometric shapes, his pieces are often modules that can repeat and be combined into small and medium-sized structures that result in sculptural installations.

 

Artist statement Nicolò Baraggioli (*1985 in Genoa, lives and works in Stockholm):

"The exhibition "The Ritual of Odd Numbers" is the result of years of work based on continuous research.

The research itself is the main basis and the leitmotif of all my artistic body. Everything that is created finds its roots precisely in the incessant need to search for new forms, continuous compositions and combinations of materials that lead me to experiment in multiple and often diametrically opposed directions. The result is the need to transform my thoughts, an interesting physical theory, a philosophical concept that I love or more simply a “sensation” into a sculpture. A wall sculpture mainly. This happens by trying to translate every single element in the most detached, cold and aseptic way possible.

The Ritual of Odd Numbers” is the “sum” of all these elements and thoughts. With the works I present in this exhibition, I would like to express my "mania" for numbers. The composition of my works also follows this strict rule that I have imposed on myself: a precise mathematical scheme in the realization of my whole body of work.

Each work has a connection with a (odd) number that repeats and repeats and repeats itself in an almost obsessive way. As a famous Zen saying goes which has accompanied my work from the beginning: If something bores you after two minutes, try it for four. If you still get bored, try for eight, sixteen, thirty-two, and then again. You could probably find out that it's not boring but interesting.

All the works in this exhibition follow exactly the principles mentioned above which are put into practice in the making of them, giving life to my deepest and most personal conception of art."


Biography

1985
born in Genoa
2017
Artist in Residence, Gallery An Asukayama, Tokyo
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Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions

2021
Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (S)
Galería Xavier Fiol, Palma de Mallorca (G)
Corner Gallery and Studio + XF Proyectos, Madrid (G)
Annika Nuttall Gallery, Aarhus (S)
2020 Galería Xavier Fiol, Palma de Mallorca (S)
Sebastian Fath Contemporary, Mannheim (S)
XF Proyectos, Madrid (S)
Crac Chiara Ronchini Arte Contemporanea, Terni (G)
Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (G)
Divisible Projects, Dayton (G)
"7" Artist-run independent IG online show (G)
Galería Xavier Fiol, Palma de Mallorca (G)
Black A6 Murals Worldwide (G)
Galleria Bianconi, Milan (G)
Ruimte P60, Assen (G)
Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (G)
2019 Galería Xavier Fiol, Palma de Mallorca (G)
Cross Gallery @ Gatakers Artspace, Maryborough, Australia (G)
Sebastian Fath Contemporary, Mannheim (G)
Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (G)
Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (G)
Freud Monk Gallery, online (G)
Cross Gallery, Bundaberg, Australia (G)
Divisible.fs Gallery, Dayton (G)
2018
Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (G)
Circolo Culturale Eleutheros, Albisola, Italy (G)
Unit 3 Projects, London (G)
Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (G)
Gallery An Asukayama, Tokyo (S)
2017 ​CGK Gallery, Copenhagen (G)
Gallery 57W57Arts, New York (G)
GalleryAn Asukayama, Tokyo (S)
2016 Le Dame Art Gallery, London (G)
Walton Fine Arts Gallery, London​ (G)​
Natural History Museum "G. Doria", Genua (G)
2015 Plaumann Art Gallery, Milan (G)


Selected Public and Private Collections

  • Lepsien Art Foundation, Berlin
  • 57W57Arts, New York City
  • Sammlung Stéphane Biesenbach

 

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