Each week Apuliart proposes a young emerging artist under 26 for the (Re)generation headline. Today we have the pleasure of having a chat with Marco Gagliardi, emerging painter from Lecce with intense and delicate taste with the nature of the materials.

1) Hello! Tell us about you! Who are you? where you from? and what you do in life.

My name is Marco Gagliardi, I’m 21, I was born and raised in Lecce and now  I’m studying  painting at Academy of Fine Arts in Tourin. Now i’m attending  the second year.

2) How did you understand what your artistic expression was?

Ever since the color and the sign have accompanied my work, I have greeted and valued them and in recent times I realize that my approach to painting is in constant conscience, I am maturing many aspects and understanding myself more and more, Everything is constantly changing.

 

Untitled, mixed technique on canvas 65 x 90, by Marco GagliardiUntitled, mixed technique on canvas 65 x 90, by Marco Gagliardi

 

3) What is the end of your job? What do you want to tell?

The word “to tell” is a word that I like very much, for a long time numerous symbolic images have told me fantastic stories, born of my way of being present but light where often the chaos of the human being is at stake, these images -symbol paradoxically in the end have told something to myself.

They have served me to search, deepen and understand and now I feel that dealing with things and acting with just the right awareness and awareness at this moment for everyone is fundamental. Fear moves us in random and wrong directions, I feel that we all have greater contact with one’s consciousness, reflecting and acting accordingly.

I live, listen, collect, print, filter, and create contact points between what moves out and what I can do in this company that burns images on the surface. A proposal to put a point outside in common with the others achieved by the consciousness of their own fire.

 

4) Is your home country a source of inspiration for your works and your artistic vision?

Surely you, at this moment I collect the new Torino from me. A vibrant city filled with stimuli, offers me with a baggage that comes from my land, the landscapes, the light and the colors of Salento always bring them with me as an interior palette, sometimes I miss them.

5) What artists do you refer to or feel close to your art?

Otto Piene, Howard Hodgkin, Lucio Fontana, Alberto Burr, Mario Schifano, Cy Twombly.

Untitled,fire, latex, acrylic spray and black pigment on photo paper 21x 29.7, by Marco Gagliardi

 

Untitled, oil and fire on photographic paper 21x 29,7, by Marco Gagliardi

 

6) What do you think about the artistic landscape of your hometown? Is  it a space to being valued for young artists like you?

Having continued my studies in Turin is being found crucial for my training. At this time I feel I have to look elsewhere, it would be great if everyone would learn to open up to the new and appreciate and promote artistic and cultural activities.

7) Suggest three ideas to launch the culture of emerging artists for South Italy.

Being close to art helps to know and to know each other. It is good to include, go beyond, and promote artistic activities that involve everyone.
Three are the words to export and import:
– Include yourself  and others
– Love art
– Know yourself

8)In recent years we are witnessing a migration of interesting personalities from Apulia to lands with more promises of future career. Do you think a change of course of this movement is possible?

I think it will be, if it will be able to give more space and value to art. Who decides to stay in my opinion needs a positive energy, great motivation and desire to do, who goes away and has the opportunity to know different realities one day could return to their land with their own luggage and experiences to share.

Helping and helping to push in the right direction.

 

Untitled, oil and fire on photographic paper 21x 29,7, by Marco Gagliardi

 

 

9) What are your future plans? And your projects?

For the moment I will stay in Turin over time in Lecce. I will let the projects be built and the situations evolve.

10) Do you see any artistic work in Puglia in your future?

The beauty is in letting all that you have to happen happens.

Untitled, oil and fire on photographic paper 21x 29,7, by Marco Gagliardi

 

 

Untitled, Fire, latex, acrylic spray and black pigment on canvas 65 x 90, by Marco Gagliardi
Untitled, Fire, latex, acrylic spray and black pigment on canvas 65 x 90, by Marco Gagliardi

To contact Marco:

marco.gagliardi96@libero.it