Not long after graduating art and design school in Milan Mattia Biagi arrived in Los Angeles. He was immediately impressed by one of the city’s most famous landmarks, the La Brea Tar Pits, which became the influence for his initial body of work in the U.S.
“I was intrigued with tar as a medium and how it illuminates and highlights objects in a very esoteric and ethereal sense.” – Mattia Biagi
The mix of a traditional Italian background with life in America has made quite an impact on his creative process.
In this new body of work, Biagi explores through multi-media forms the desire to make tangible a belief in supernatural causality and its cultural nuances.
By traversing abstract sculpture, video, painting, photography and performance he will investigate human emotional reaction to physical objects that have superstitious associations.
Welcome to the jungle – new gallery of modern art- charlotte (2012)
Storm of life: various locations – los angeles
ca (2011) switzerland (2011)
Scope basel: office dell’immagine -basel
Freedom: la art show – los angeles -ca (2011)
10 years after: officine dell’immagine – milan-italy (2011)
Recognize your spiritual need, rediscover your faith in your religion": holster projects – london (2010)
Panni stessi: red building – los angeles-ca (2009)
“we all are guilty, we all are victims, and i am the first one”: los angeles, ca (2008)
“rose like a phoenix from the ashes”: anna kustera gallery – new york -ny (2008)
Edie and andy: deborah page gallery – santa monica -ca (2007)
Black tar: twentieth art – los angeles -ca (2005)
Selected group exhibitions
Fairy-tales,fantasy,&fear : mint museum uptown- charlotte,nc (2012)
Su nero nero: foundation franz paludetto – rome -italy (2011)
Mysterious objects: santa anna college – santa anna -ca (2011)
B-b-bad: anna kustera gallery – new york -n.Y (2011)
From white to black: castello di rivara – turin -italy (2011)
Art tokyo: berengo gallery -tokyo 2010
Sweet dreams are made of these: holster projects gallery – london -uk (2009)
The black market show: anna kustera gallery – new york -ny (2007)
High and dry, smoke and fog: phantom gallery – beverly hills-ca (2007)
Shippensburg university: shippensburg -pa (2007)
Stephen f. Austin state university: austin – tx (2007)
Harper college: palatine – il (2007)
Red dot: patricia faure gallery -new york – ny (2006)
Patricia faure gallery: santa monica – ca (2006)
Melveny gallery: los angeles -ca (2005