LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
Giovanni De Benedetto is a klecksography artist who combines painting and photography media at once.
His projects have multiple points of view and the observers are an active part of the creative process, where each artwork has been made to shake the spectator from the inside.
Starting from 2012 he took part in several solos and collective exhibitions with his main project PREMATURE, exhibiting in cities like Venice, Paris, Miami Beach, and Berlin.
In 2019, he was selected for the 4-month artist residency program at coGalleries in Berlin which culminated with his first solo exhibition in the German capital at the gallery located in Berlin-Mitte.
Furthermore, his artwork PREMATURE 77 was chosen by the fair director Cristina Salmastrelli to be exhibited at the PULSE Art Fair in Miami Beach during the Miami Art Week as part of The Next Generation of artists in the contemporary panorama.
Giovanni works together with the art dealer Matteo Sormani, CEO of Art-Preview, and the Lisbon-based platform Ungalleried, where different artworks from the PREMATURE series are offered.
In 2020 De Benedetto received two Honorable Mentions from the IPA - Int'l Photography Awards and the PX3 - Prix De La Photographie Paris, and he has been awarded as a Nominee in the prestigious 15th Annual Black and White Spider Awards.
During the current year, he was invited by young curators Giorgia Gibertini and Caterina Capantini to take part in the Paratissima fair within their N.I.C.E. - New Independent Curatorial Experience project called In Utero, and the artwork PREMATURE 115 was chosen by the SeeMe curators to be exhibited in REPRESENT, an exhibition hosted online by CritiART and offline by The Yard in New York City.
In December 2020 or January 2021, De Benedetto will take part in the Armenia Art Fair 2020 with PREMATURE 113 selected by curator Mohamed Behnadj of Al-Tiba9.
De Benedetto is also featuring in several art magazines like Art Market Magazine, Dodho Magazine, and My Art Is Real. He was selected to be featured on the latest Al-Tiba9 Magazine ORIGINAL issue, other than being on the cover of the third issue with a 10 pages-article and an interview of him.
WHO I AM
I enhance the aesthetic power of my original klecksography paintings through photography.
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