Michele Chiossi (Lucca, 1970)

Michele Chiossi was born in Lucca in 1970 and lives and works in Milan and New York.

This promising young Italian artist produced his first solo exhibition in New York in 1996, followed by other exhibitions, site-specific projects in Sweden, Switzerland, Amsterdam, Berlin, participated in the 54th edition of the Venice Biennale and has added to his credit numerous exhibitions in Italy and abroad.

His artistic research is based on elements of everyday life, such as food, which he contextualizes in order to highlight its paradoxical side with humour and intelligence.

Chiossi works with different materials, resin, acrylic, metal, marble, aluminium, bronze and other more innovative, such as urethane rubber, fiber glass, chromalusion, HDR, reproducing logos and famous trademarks such as Heineken, Levis, Fanta, Versace and others, giving them new forms and new meanings.

His signature style follows Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst and Piero Manzoni’s artwork as well as being influenced by futurists, oriental, conceptual, minimalist and is the bearer of an aesthetic reflection focusing on how to live in the world of a contemporary man.