Building on the Arte Povera movement of the 1960s and
1970s Gianni Caravaggio (1968, Rocca San Giovanni, Italy)
represents the young generation of artists whose work
introduces a new visual idiom. At the Accademia di Brera in Milan he studied under Luciano Fabro, one of the protagonists of Italian post-minimalism. At the heart of Caravaggio’s sculptural body of work is a sensual experience between the work of art, the viewer, and the space. The lyrical visual language characteristic of his work articulates philosophical ideas about man’s relationship to nature, metaphysics and cosmology. Suggestive titles often imply the link between form and idea. “The radical difference between human being and nature is the idea of nature as immeasurable, as mysterious and as unexpected.” (G.C.) The result is a fragile, aesthetic universe that seeks to rouse the viewer’s imagination.