For his first solo exhibition in the UK, Davide Balliano will be presenting a selection of recently executed paintings alongside ceramics produced during the Nuove Residency, which he completed in 2014.
Drawing references from architecture, nature, monuments and icons, Balliano’s work is the product of an ongoing investigation into the relationship between the individual and the macrocosm. Using geometry as a tool of translation, these paintings and sculptures take their form through a process defined by structure, repetition and reduction. For Balliano, the act of removing all excess offers the possibility of reaching an equilibrium between presence and absence, where the object can exist in its most essential state.
Davide Balliano was born in Turin in 1983 and currently lives and works in New York. Recent solo exhibitions include Four o Four at Room East, New York (2014), No Flock for Blind Shepherds at Galerie Rolando Anselmi, Berlin, and Picatrix at Michel Rein Gallery, Paris (both 2013). His work has been included in group exhibitions at Sean Kelly Gallery, New York (2010 and 2014), Madre Museum, Naples (2012), the Quadrilateral Biennial in Rijeka, Croatia (2011), The Watermill Centre, New York (2009 and 2011), MoMA PS1, New York, the Tate Modern, London and the Espai d’Art Contemporani de Castelló, Castellón (all 2010).