My works be mixed media, paper cuts or videos, are tools with which I study my emotional response to the time we live in. While attempting to find a possible balance between the inner and outer world in relation to our ephemeral presence on this planet, I try to make a work that has both personal urgency and universal resonance. I do not study the world but my experience of it, that is why I conceive my work as visual poetry because as poetry begins with feelings not ideas. I also consider my research 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 of 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 attended 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). She is currently working on a new 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.