My works be mixed media, paper cuts or videos, are tools with which I explore my response to the time we live in. They are meditations on the search for balance between the inner and outer world, and on the perception of our impermanence. A reflection on the universality of the human experience, and on the necessity of a radical reverence for life.
Interested in what is beyond the conscious mind, I use my artistic research as a free-form exploration of my unconscious and as a therapeutic form of self-expression. Inspired by the process of individuation described by Carl Jung, I try to articulate a study of my inner world and my identity in flux, while exploring the symbolism of colors and the power of breath.
I do not study the world but my experience of it, that’s why I see my work as visual poetry because as poetry begins with feelings not ideas.
Ultimately I perceive the distance between the work of art and the viewer as a transitional space of recognition and emotion. 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 spends long periods of time in Spain at the Facultad de Bellas Artes of Granada and at the Museo National Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid, and holds a degree from the Accademia di Belle Arti of Florence (Italy).
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 mediums: 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). And part of private collections in USA, Europe, China and Israel.
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). She is currently working on a video series based on the animation of a selection of her mixed media on paper. She has a permanent installation at the Hyatt Union Square, Come As You Are.