facultad de bellas artes de Granada, 1995
My works be mixed media, paper cuts or videos, are conceived to be a bridge between the external and the intimate “you”- I see art as a form of personal and collective awakening, a reminder of the essence of life.
Crossing between the physical world and the non physical, while capturing our ephemeral presence in relation to the cosmos, I try to connect to this world, the world around me and in me. As touching the universe within oneself, feeling the world.
Giving space both to my aesthetic perception and ethical attitude, I try to make a work that have both personal urgency and universal resonance, expressing that creative force which connects us with nature in the pursuit of a harmonious balance.
I am a physical, emotional and mental presence in the space trying to be aware of the co-belonging of all things.
I do not study the world but my experience of the world, thus I conceive my work as visual poetry because as poetry begins with feelings not ideas. I also consider my research as a free-form exploration of my unconscious, living my work as a cathartic experience: art-making as a therapeutic form of self-expression. Using my creativity as a tool for the development of my individual psyche, trough consecutive phases that recall to me the process of individuation described by Carl Jung, I try to articulate a study on my inner world and my identity in flux.
Ultimately I perceive the distance between the work of art and the viewer as a transitional space of recognition, emotion and awe. Inviting the spectator to experience the work, away from a comparative and analytic mindset, I wish to create that place in which is possible to pause and surrender into the inner meaning of color, shape and sound.
I use photography and video constantly probing the boundary between abstraction and figuration, developing a personal vocabulary in which painting, video and sculpture coalesce in the creation of works rooted in the tactile quality of the material.
Angelica Bergamini is an Italian born – New York based artist. She holds a degree from the Accademia di Belle Arti of Florence (Italy) and she has been in two residencies in Spain, at the Facultad de Bellas Artes of Granada and at the Museo National Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid.
Bergamini’s research explores the meaning of colors in an open dialogue with human emotions and natural shapes, while her experimental approach manifests through different medias: from painting and paper-cuts assemblages to video and sculptural installations.
Her works have been presented internationally as part of collective shows in New York (Tanja Grunert; White Box; BRIC Arts Media; Photo New York), London (Chelsea space), Paris (Galerie Arnaud Lefebvre), Stockholm (Färgfabriken) and in Hong Kong (Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery).
Bergamini’s most recent shows include her solo show at Ivy Brown Gallery ( New York), and her participation to the “Il volo e`una scrittura del corpo nel cielo” – altered book project: 9 artists for a novel by C.Gagliardo, published by Hacca Edizioni, a project curated by Pietro Gagliano` and Anna Cecilia Russo, first launched at Salone Internazionale del Libro in Turin 2015 (Italy) and at Writers Literary Festival 2016 in Milan. She is currently working on a new video series based on the animation of a selection of her previous works on paper. She has a permanent installation at the Hyatt Union Square, Come As You Are.