BERLIN.- Kit Schulte Contemporary Art
introduces the young, Italian talent Matteo Bergamasco to the Berlin audience.
In the exhibition 'END' Italian artist Matteo Bergamasco presents a series of visionary drawings about the apocalypse. Bergamasco says: For about two years I have been frequently dreaming about the end of the world. Each time it happens in a different way, for different reasons, in the most diverse settings... but always in a grandiose fashion!
Regardless of any prophetic or anecdotal reflection, the heart of this project is rather the investigation around the theme and its mystery. The World and Man, mirror-like and opposed images of one another, close as well as far apart, apparent from different scales, meet each other and collide when exceptional events overhang and transcend both.
Heaven and earth disolve into the unknown, too vast for human mind to be contained or analyzed. The only possible emotional state, which naturally emerges, is a total abandonment to the end and a sense of falling in love.
Matteo Bergamasco was born in Milan in 1982, where he lives and works. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera in Milan. Trained in the traditional school of drawing and painting, Bergamasco now works in a more contemporary style, on layered backgrounds and in vibrant colors. At his young age, he has already won several prestigious awards, including Premio Cairo and Premio Lissone, stating his name as one of the most talented emerging artist of the contemporary Italian art scene. His works are presented in numerous solo and group exhibition in Italy and the US since 2002.