Erik Saglia

Thomas Brambilla Gallery

About

Born in 1989, Erik Saglia lives and works in Turin.
Saglia repeatedly tangles the same materials -wood, spray paint, paper masking tape, rubbings with wax or oil pastels, and epoxy resin- creating works that intrigue the gaze. Through these material juxtapositions and coexistences, his paintings and site-specific installations explore the language of geometric abstraction and the organization/perception of social space in the digital era. Over the years Saglia has developed a unique technique for the production of his artworks. This formal process created a sort of ritual that favored the creation of a very unique visual code, making Saglia’s body of work highly recognizable.

About

Born in 1989, Erik Saglia lives and works in Turin.
Saglia repeatedly tangles the same materials -wood, spray paint, paper masking tape, rubbings with wax or oil pastels, and epoxy resin- creating works that intrigue the gaze. Through these material juxtapositions and coexistences, his paintings and site-specific installations explore the language of geometric abstraction and the organization/perception of social space in the digital era. Over the years Saglia has developed a unique technique for the production of his artworks. This formal process created a sort of ritual that favored the creation of a very unique visual code, making Saglia’s body of work highly recognizable.

Delving into concepts such as cosmogony, pre-genesis, apocalyptic scenarios, and interstellar travel, among other things, and always creating a dialogue with the containing nature of the exhibition space, Saglia continues his research on the ever-changing grid’s essence.
This systematic interweaving of processes precludes the decoding of Saglia’s geometrical abstraction by biographical means or by implementing current digital imagery. Presence is key to the artwork’s full fruition.

Exhibitions
Prizes
Workshop
Biography
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Erik Saglia

Thomas Brambilla Gallery

Exhibitions

 

UPCOMING

  • PITTURA ITALIANA OGGI, Triennale Milano, Milano, Italy.
  • SENSING PAINTING, Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli, Italy.

2023

  • CEILING N.2, Museo civico, P.A. Garda, Ivrea, Italy (Solo show).
  • SUPERNOVA 23, Miart, Milano, Italy.

2022

  • SPAZIALE!, Erik Saglia and Andrea Kvas, Thomas Brambilla Gallery, Bergamo, Italy (Double solo show).

2021

  • PITTURA IN PERSONA, la nuova collezione della Fondazione CRC, Complesso Monumentale San Francesco, Cuneo, Italy.
  • BREVE STORIA DI UNA NUOVA PROSPETTIVA, MAC Lissone, Monza Brianza, Italy.
  • LOOK LOCK, Palazzo Hercolani, Bologna, Italy.

2020

  • UNA TRANQUILLA APOCALISSE, Spazio Lampo, Chiasso, Switzerland (Solo show).
  • TO BID OR NOT TO BID – CONTEMPORARY CURATED, AGAIN!, Thomas Brambilla Summer Space, Forte dei Marmi, Italy.

2019

  • MY BLUBERRY NIGHT 2, Club Gamec, Ex Ateneo Città Alta, Bergamo, Italy.
  • SABAUDADE, Las Palmas, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • FIGOLAMMERDA EPISODIO 2, Giudecca Art District, Venezia, Italy.

2018

  • PREGENESI, Palazzo Lancia, Torino, Italy (Solo show). Allenamento 1, Basis, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

2017

  • TO BID OR NOT TO BID – CONTEMPORARY CURATED, Thomas Brambilla Gallery, Bergamo, Italy.
  • THE BLANK CONTEMPORARY ART, Bergamo, Italy.

2016

  • PREMIO LISSONE, MAC Lissone, Monza Brianza, Italy.
  • ODISSEA NELLA MIA STANZA, Spazio Buonasera, Torino, Italy (Solo show).
  • GRANDE COSMOGONIA PORTATILE, Thomas Brambilla Gallery, Bergamo, Italy (Solo show).
  • CEILING N.1, Tile project space, Milano, Italy (Solo show).
  • TEXTURE AND LIQUIDITY, The Workbench International, Milano, Italy.
  • FACE TO FACE, Palazzo Fruscione, Salerno, Italy.

2015

  • GLI OSPITI INATTESI, with Cleo Fariselli, Corinna Gosmaro and Andrea Kvas, Torino, Italy.
  • A.E ABSTRACT EXISTENCE, Spazio Baco, Bergamo, Italy (Solo show).

2014

  • SNIFFINGLUE, Thomas Brambilla Gallery, Bergamo, Italy (Solo show).
  • DE GENERATION OF PAINTING, Fondazione 107, Torino, Italy.
  • SPHÈRES, Galleria Continua, Les Moulins, Boissy-Le-Chtel, France.
  • TUINFEEST, Dhondt-Dhaenens Museum, Deurle, Belgium.

2013

  • TOO BIG OR NOT TOO BIG, Thomas Brambilla Gallery, Bergamo, Italy.

 

Prizes

 

2012

  • ACADEMY PRIDE, Premio Nazionale delle Arti.

 

Workshop

 

2014

  • SOLID VOID curated by Progetto Diogene with Luca Francesconi and Luca Morena.

2011

  • IN RESIDENCE curated by Barbara Brondi Mario Raio with BCXSY, Studio Besau-Marguerre, Pepe Heykoop, Maarten De Ceulaer, Daniel Rybakken.

Biography

 

  • Copertina #548, La Lettura, Corriere della Sera, 27th may 2022
  • Bipersonale da Thomas Brambilla, in mostra Andrea Kvas ed Erik Saglia, Insideart, 11th february 2022
  • Erik Saglia, Artoday, 29th april 2020
  • A controlled gaze, Osservatorio Futura, Short Film, 28th october 2020
  • Art in motion with Erik Saglia, Ikonees, Alix Deboisset, 13th november 2020
  • My Blueberry Night II, Club Gamec, A. Grulli, 2019
  • Erik Saglia, Insideart, Enrico Migliaccio, Anno 15 #116, march 2019
  • Erik Saglia e l’attimo prima della genesi, La Stampa, 27th november 2018
  • Pregenesi di Erik Saglia, Cronaca Qui, p. 34, 27th november 2018
  • L’arte trova casa ed un successo, La Stampa,  3rd november 2018
  • Allenamento01, Atpdiary Online, Lisa Andreani, 17th august 2018
  • Il caos ispiratore prima della creazione, La Repubblica, Marina Paieri, 6th september 2018
  • Erik Saglia e L’attimo prima della genesi, La Stampa, 27th november 2018
  • Geometrie sentimentali Toti Scialoja, Marco Tirelli, Erik Saglia, Flash Art, Eloisa Morra, #334, p. 66-71
  • Il mosaico astratto di Erik Saglia, Artribune, D. Moalli, 2016
  • Erik Saglia, InsideArt, A. Rodi, #103, p. 48-55, 2016
  • A.E. Abstract Existence May Hands, James Hoff, Israel Lund, Erik Saglia, Edited by Valentina Gervasoni, Stefano Raimondi, Mauro Zanchi, Les presses du ŕel, 2016
  • Erik Saglia, oltre l’astratto e l’informale con griglie di scotch e bombolette spray, Insideart, #103, p. 48-55, 2015
  • Untitled-Erik Saglia, S.P. Gorney, Juliet, #175, 2015
  • Quel confine tra l’Arte e il camuffamento, L’Eco di Bergamo, 22th june 2015
  • De Iorio Sostengo gli autori e le gallerie del mio paese, Il Sole 24 Ore – Arte, M. Agliottone, 7th november 2015
  • I ragazzini ingenui e sfrontati dell’arte, Corriere della Sera, V. Trione, p. 16-17, 17th august 2014
  • Due padiglioni allargati, Il Sole 24 Ore – Arte, P. Capelli, 29th january 2014
  • Tutte le strade dei giovani talenti, R. Oliva, Corriere della Sera Arte, p. 13, 24th january 2014
  • L’Occhio esigente, In La Stampa Torino Sette, p. 41, 10th may 2013
  • Un mondo aperto e curioso, In Notizie. Periodico d’informazione della regione Piemonte, L. Beatrice, p. 16, 2013
  • All’Albertina le opere dell’Academy Pride, In La Repubblica, p. 3, 11th november 2012
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