The Flat-Massimo Carasi presents Jonathan Vivacqua's first solo show at the gallery. The exhibition focuses on the representation of a space delineated by intersecting trajectories of film that in turn create the illusion of a boundless, dark vibrating mass.
The voluminous form that confronts the visitor’s gaze suggests the reverberating movement of the light-struck waves as they roll in and out on the tide. Thus Vivacqua interprets the structure of the gallery space, enhancing its architectural features and details of its construction, thrusting us towards the dimension of the open sea.
The exhibition also gives form to other elements, including imprints taken from the gallery access ramp – which recall the traces left by waves on the sandy sea floor –, and components that accentuate the variations of light and shadow with which the artist shapes his incredibly personal scenario.
Johnathan Vivacqua (born in Erba , Italy 1986 ) lives and works in Milan, Italy. Studies: Art Academy of Brera in Milan.
2018, group show,BIRTHMARKS / Voglie at The Flat – Massimo Carasi Gallery, Milan, Italy. 2017 ,“The second night of calm” curated by Christian Caliandro at Festival Veronetta, Verona, Italy; “Guest # 1” at Ultrastudio, Pescara, Italy; in “Art Night Out and Design Week” at Rossella Colombari Gallery, Milan; “Matter Matters”, group show curated by Claudia Contu at The Flat – Massimo Carasi Gallery, Milan, Italy; in 2016 in "The habit of a foreign sky", group show curated by Ginevra Bria, at Futurdome, Milan (2016).
In 2015 he took part to a residency program at the Carlo Zauli Museum of Faenza and he exposed in the “Artist Run Space” Space Bar, Taegu, South Korea and at “Protocombo” at Lissone Museum of Contemporary Art, Italy.
A special projects to report is the recent collaboration with MARIOS (Milan fashion brand) for the S/S18 and some of the most important magazines in the sector (vogue, marie clare, glamor) Milan during the women's fashion week, where it was presented “Domala”, a large metallic installation. Vivacqua has created projects, prototypes and created large installations of ambiental dimensions like: CR-6 climbable sculpure h 10 m; Domala, iron sculpture; General perimeters upstand trims aluminum, Armstrong; Perimeter profile L 25/25 Alu Series KS38 L. 3050 mm in black metallic guideprofile.