Giancarlo Scaglia

Stellar

October 23, 2015 – January 24, 2016

Scaglia, Giancarlo

Stellar, Stellar Aéreo 25 and 26, 2015

ink on Japanese paper mounted on canvas

118 1/16 x 128 5/16 in. (300 x 326 cm)

Scaglia, Giancarlo

Stellar, Stellar Aéreo 29 and 30, 2015

ink on Japanese paper mounted on canvas

118 1/16 x 138 15/16 in. (300 x 353 cm)

Scaglia, Giancarlo

Stellar, Stellar Aéreo 27 and 28, 2015

ink on Japanese paper mounted on canvas

118 1/16 x 125 15/16 in. (300 x 320 cm)

Scaglia, Giancarlo

Stellar, Golden II, 2015

acylic on canvas

78 11/16 x 110 3/16 in. (200 x 280 cm)

Stellar addresses a tragic event that occurred on a deserted island off the coast of Peru. On the island, the maximum-security prison housed political prisoners and acquired historical significance after a violent event. The only remains of the massacre are the bullet holes in the walls of the cells.

The work of Scaglia questions modernist definitions of art and recontextualizes armed conflicts in Peru.

 

Recent exhibitions include: IV Poly/Graphic Triennale, San Juan (2015), the Mercosul Biennale, Porto Alegre (2015), Bajo el sol de la muerte, Galeria Espacio Minimo, Madrid (2013), La Quema del Diablo, Diablo Rosso Gallery, Panama City (2012), and the Mercosul Biennale, Porto Alegre (2011).