My works are a meditation on the search for balance between the inner and outer world. They are a reflection on the universality of the human experience, and the necessity for a radical reverence for life. Interested in what is beyond the conscious mind, I use my artistic research as a free-form exploration of the pool of knowledge that the unconscious represents. 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 relationship between the personal and collective unconscious. I am more interested in imagery and practice than theory to create a bridge between the unconscious and the conscious mind, in search of a more holistic view of the self and the world.
From the subjective to the universal, each series of works represents a voyage through specific landscapes: a journey of self-discovery in Know Thyself and Freedom, in search of our cosmic origins in Fons et Origo and Originem. Because when we go beyond the separation of borders, cultures, and religions and allow ourselves to contemplate the Cosmos - the primordial landscape and original place of birth - we rediscover and worship our oneness while expanding our individual experience of the world to an awakened sense of interdependence.
Combining mixed media and video, I play between abstraction and figuration, between visible and invisible.
Angelica Bergamini is an Italian born – New York-based artist. She spent academic years in Spain at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Granada and the Museo National Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid, graduating with honors in Painting from the Fine Arts Academy of Florence (Italy).
Bergamini's work explores the relationship between the personal and collective unconscious, generating a porosity between aesthetic and ethical values. Cross-cultural studies and interest in philosophy also guide a significant part of her creation, which manifests through painting and paper-cuts assemblages, video, and sculptural installations. In 2012 she was commissioned by the Hyatt Union Square in New York, a site-specific art project, and in 2015 her collaboration with Italian writer Chicca Gagliardo was presented at the Turin International Book Fair.
She has shown in collective and solo shows in New York (C24 Gallery; Tanja Grunert; Ivy Brown; White Box; BRIC Arts Media; Photo New York), Los Angeles (Torrance Art Museum), London (Chelsea Space), Paris (Galerie Arnaud Lefebvre), Stockholm (Färgfabriken), Milan (Pari&Dispari) and in Hong Kong (Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery). And her work is part of private collections in the US, Europe, China, and Israel.
She is currently working on a video series based on the animation of her mixed media on paper. Her latest video was presented at the 55th Pesaro International Film Festival in Italy, in the selection 'Best in Short - Contemporary Italian Animation.' And her most recent solo show was in 2019 at Ground Floor Gallery in Brooklyn.
She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.