Evangelisti Nicola

NICOLA EVANGELISTI

Born in Bologna in 1972, Nicola Evangelisti graduated in sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in his town. Since 1995, he developed an artistic research, widely experimental, using installations, light-boxes, photography and video, always caring for the theme of light.

In the period 1999-2001 he works on the “crilex” cycle, inner flections on plastic matter by combustion producing light lines similar to the shapes of the fractal graphics, evoking cosmic explosions. This work and its theoretical input are rewarded with recognitions as the “International award Guglielmo Marconi” for which Evangelisti writes “A Proposal for a New Spatial Manifesto”, token tribute to his ideal master.

Since 2001 he identifies the mirror as the best medium for his light marks, introducing a strand of research he is still following with many alterations and developments.
In 2002 Evangelisti wins the Targetti Light Art Award with the light box Big Bang, now in the Targetti Art Light Collection. The curator of this collection, exhibited in many international museums as the Chelsea Art Museum in New York, the Centre for Conteporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, the Mak in Vienna and the MUAR in Moskow, is Amnon Barzel. Several catalogues of the exhibitions have been made, among them Light Art published by Skira.
In the same months Evangelisti spent a period in California to prepare a solo exhibition at the BGH Gallery in Santa Monica where he introduced the monograph “Luminis Ora” encompassing his writing “Fractal Geometry as a New Principle for the Non Figurative Art”.

In 2004 he begins to be involved to the arguments of the Light Art, an art wave arising at international level in that period. Since 2005 his work has been consolidated by a strong link to the scientific world, proved by the writing of the “Digital Sculpture Project” presented at the Paci contemporary gallery in Brescia.

In 2008 he was invited to the exhibition “De Naarcisse à Alice, miroirs et reflets en question”, organized in Brussels by ISELP (Institut Supérieur pour l’Etude du Language Plastique), together with Giulio Paolini, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Dan Grahan and other international masters.
The same year a solo exhibition, officially recognized as collateral event of the Biennial of Brussels, is held at Galerie Artiscope and Evangelisti artwork becomes part of the Arturo Schwarz collection.

In 2009 he creates, for an event of the Milano General British Consulate on the occasion of Euroluce, LIGHT BLADE, a site specific light installation in the portico of the Villa Reale, house of the GAM (Galleria Arte Moderna). Light Blade will be included in the LIGHT ART IN ITALY CATALOGUE, published by Politecnico of Milan, as one of the most interesting urban light installations of 2009.

In 2010 Evangelisti was invited to Luminare – Biennale Lighting Culture in Frankfurt where he presented LIGHT PULSE, a light sculpture irradiate by laser beams.

Earth Light

Kyma

Earth Light

2010
installazione luminosa
cm 380 x 100 x 80 ca. / inches 149.6 x 39.4 x 31.5 ca.

Realizzata in occasione di “Here and Now” (2010) presso il Museo Medievale di Bologna

Struttura Spaziale – Kyma

2010
installazione luminosa
cm 30 x 30 x 5 ca. / inches 11.8 x 11.8 x 2 ca.

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