LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
PAINTER AND PHOTOGRAPHER, SELF-TAUGHT - SURREALIST, PAINTER OF THE FANTASTIC DREAM.
This is how Giovanni speaks of himself, in a brief informal interview, with the gaze that is lost on the line of Asola’s hills, in front of the villa 700 where he has his atelier (Treviso).
“I was searching for Surrealism even before I knew it.
When I was 17, I thought a painting was like a book page. But I didn’t want to write just one page, but several pages in the same picture.
It was the moment of my life in which I tried (or deluded myself) to find inside myself a response to the great themes of life: birth, death, judgment of man on man, religion, the rigidity of life, thought.
Through the representation of the dream, I started to be surrealist, when I still did not know the existence of the movement.
At twenty, while as a conscript, I was locked in a submarine, I accidentally came across the back cover of a weekly, where the painting “Giraffe in flames” by Salvador Dalì was represented.
At that sight I said to myself: “This is what I want to propose in my works, these are the pages of the book that I want to paint”.
Since then I have immersed myself in the knowledge of the history of Surrealist movement and other movements around it: Dadà, Metaphysics etc ...“
My research has continued for more than fifty years in an attempt to paint/imagine the contrast between life and dream.
Gambasin has exhibited in numerous cities, including Rome, Venice, Padua, Treviso, Milan, Messina and Asolo Abroad, in Germany: Onil Gallery Bremen, Bellingen Art Group, Mindleim Rathaus, Berlin Gallery (Virtual). in Korea museo Fantapia, London at ErotikArt, in Switzerland, Banja Luka, Pocitelj Bosnia, Korcula and other places.
He participated in more than 320 group exhibitions and painting competitions.
In 2021 he received the Art Award of the Municipality of Canale Monterano and Rome University.
In oil painting uses, in the representation of the dream, the ancient veiling technique, with light and transparent veils, while life is represented with strong and dark shades on rigid geometric structures. In a period of his artistic history he had also experienced the three-dimensional art of ceramics and the Digital-Art.
Le sue opere mantengono sempre la perfezione del tratto e una vena fantastica/surreale meditativa.
La serie di disegni qui presentati segna il ritorno di Gambasin, dopo un lungo periodo di inattività, alla produzione artistica di miniature a matita ea spigolo colorato.
Nonostante le differenze tecniche rispetto al passato, in esse permane la presenza della dimensione del sogno, inteso come pensiero, e realtà in un rapporto di contrapposizione e, al tempo stesso, di dialogo.
Nel loro insieme queste opere, complice anche la loro piccola dimensione, possono sembrare tutte molto simili, ma ad un esame più attento si notano le particolarità che rendono ogni opera unica.
WHO I AM
Pittore fotografo surrealista Veneto Italia, dipingo da più di 40 anni...
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