Roberto Beragnoli was born in Florence in 1990. From a very young age he has been involved in illustration and painting through personal research focused on satire and figurative art. In his early years he was influenced in his creative growth by a direct relationship with various artists, such as his uncle Sergio Beragnoli and the cartoonist Lele Vianello, historical collaborator of Hugo Pratt, who provided him with theoretical foundations of drawing and coloring. After completing his studies in Computer Science and graduating in Aesthetic Philosophy, he began working in the field of design and rapid prototyping. During these years he started collaborating with WASP (3D printers) and with PNAT, a spin-off of the University of Florence, directed by prof. Stefano Mancuso. This last experience culminated with the exhibition of the Jellyfish Barge project (a floating, technological and self-sustainable greenhouse) during EXPO 2015 in Milan. In the same year he founded a design, technology and digital art studio. From this moment his creativity progressively intertwines with the profession of designer: his work includes hybrid design and conceptual art. Electronics, programming, artificial intelligence are the main tools with which he realizes his ideas, he maintains a strong contact with the art created through the manipulation of materials and spaces.
In fact his work consists of devices that connect physical mediums, sculpted or painted, with the digital world. Although rich in technological elements, his work often aims to dialogue with previous artists and with the History of Art, highlighting continuity and, where possible, fractures.
Artkeys 02, Castello Angioino-Aragonese di Agropoli (Salerno, Italy)
Sunny Art Prize 2020, Sunny Art Centre London(UK)
IGNIS, Pistoia (Italy)
ART IS NOW ILLEGAL, La Polveriera Studio Pistoia (Italy)
Museo della Bugia, Le Piastre, Pistoia (Italy)
Artkeys 02, Exhibition Catalogue, 2020
Sunny Art Prize Edition IV, Exhibition Catalogue, 2020
Untitled, Catalogo I Campioni della Bugia, 2018