Works and lives in Milan, Italy
Academy of fine Arts of Brera, Milan
The concept of distance fascinates Michele Gabriele’s practice. It investigates the space that separates the work from the observer. He is interested in the kind of “timelessness” that develops with a view from far away. His work aims to proceed obliquely from the concepts of time by belonging to time in general. It is not something that has a beginning and an end, but his work is a swamp in which he is immersed that changes color and shape by adapting to the environment. Writen accounts or documentation of the work is for the artist, a part of the work itself. Disappointment appears as a form of satisfaction. Containers for a finite narrative. They are like stages on which to perform but “photographed“ a little too late. Ambiguous shapes and forms of distractions, ways to preserve affections, tools of visual sabotage, and strategies of seduction
“Art is a language that has to change constantly to be itself.”
Photographs and text courtesy of the artist.