jonathan guaitamacchi – artist

jonathan guaitamacchi theca gallery arte contemporanea milano

Jonathan Guaitamacchi,
was born in London in 1961, he lives and works between Milan, London, and Cape Town. With a complex education that involved the study of different artistic disciplines, he graduated from the Fine Arts Academy of Brera, consolidating a suspended equilibrium between architecture and painting. His real essence was revealed to the public when, in 1997, after a period of study and work which took place on the inside of the Gasometers of Milan (Azienda Municipale del Gas), the Le Macchine della Luce project was presented in a solo show at the Officina della Pressione. Then, he was present at the XIV Quadriennale of Rome and in 2005 at the Beijing Biennial. Known for his global visions, at the base of his artistic search there are the architectures of great cities that become point of departure, trace,
and subject. These are metropolitan visions in black and white, characterized by a surprising painterly power and by incisive and scratching brushwork. Having done over one hundred shows and many participations in the most important national art fairs, the most recent ones are: British Black Galleria G. Biasutti Turin, Galleria Russo, Rome, Milan; Locations, Smac Gallery, Stellenbosh, Cape Town (2009);Linguaggi del Mondo, 53rd Venice Biennial, Palazzo Querini, Venice (2009); Jonathan Guaitamacchi at Campus Point, Politecnico di Milano (2010); West Lake International Art Festival, Hangzhou, China (2009); New York New York, Galleria Forni, Bologna (2008); Qualcosa di personale-trasformationi di un secolo breve, Palazzo della Borsa, Sala delle Grida-Genova (2008); Acquisitions and Exhibitions “Farnesina Collection” Ministry of External Affairs, Rome (2008). In preparation there are also two important
exhibitions in the United States and one project in South Africa, where the artist has two important shows coming up, both at the Nirox Project of Johannesburg and at the Smac Gallery in Cape Town.