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Hermann Bergamelli (Bergamo, 1990). Graduated in 2016 in New Technologies for the Arts at the Academy of Bergamo, in 2018 heattended a Scholarship at Central Saint Martins in London. Recent exhibitions include the groupshow 15 -> The Waiting Hall, 2020, at A + B Gallery: I’ll be home tonight, 2019 at The House, Milan; Tòtòcœ, 2019 in Reharsal, Milan; the collective The Useless Land, 2018 at the Castello di Lajone in Alessandria. In the same year he participates in the ArtDate Festival - The Blank Contemporary Art in Bergamo.
Bergamelli’s research moves between memories of optical painting, anti-form sculpture and thoseof an ancient knowledge, weaving: it is this specifically tactile character of his works that givesthem a particular sense of intimacy, warmth, familiarity.
In fact, we associate powerful, primordialand visceral suggestions to the touch, compared to the sense of the gaze, historically predominantand linked to more rational experiences, such as vision and writing.
In creating his works, the artist investigates the generative potential of the repetition of simplegestures, refines their expressive potential: he reveals the power of praxis to order time, givingmeaning to matter. His practice is, in the artist’s own words, an erratic opportunity, always findingoneself in a different perspective.
In textile paintings-sculptures, Bergamelli aims to experiment with production processes, rather than achieving preordained formal results. From thought, to its continuous becoming matter, to return to reflection: each work is the pretext for an exploration, which the artist faces and offers to the public. For this reason, the aesthetic components of the materials patiently worked are as declared and evident as they are pervaded by a meditative suggestion, a cosmic inspiration.
In the Stratifications, long strips of fabric - over twenty meters - are folded and sewn, developing anorderly yet fluid, soft, monumental space with a liquid, atmospheric trend. In diving, the linkbetween the gesture and its outcome is just as immediate and yet only partially controllable: the coloring of the fabrics with additives or natural pigments is recomposed only later by the artist.