Gianluca Rossitto graduated at Arturo Martini school of Art in Vicenza in 2008 and earned a BA and MA degree in Graphic Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice in 2013. From 2009 he started to take part in numerous exhibitions, including the international exhibition of graphic art “Corpo Ex-Posto” in Brescia, Venice and Sofia (Bulgaria).
In 2010 he contributed to an interview about the state of Art in Italy for “Proiezione Art Magazine”. In 2011 presented his first solo exhibitions “Dis-Order” at the Feltrinelli Foundation of Monza-Milan (Italy). In 2012 he worked for the Academy of Fine Arts of Venice as teacher assistant of Prof. Alberto Balletti and represented the Academy at the First Biennal of Drawing in Sofia (Bulgaria) In the same year he won an Erasmus scholarship to study at the Manchester School of Art (MA course) In 2013 he was called by the Academy of Fine Art of Dresden (Germany) to take part in group-show “School of Art Vol. 3” and was shortlisted for the 4th Edition of the Guanlan Biennal (China); Once again he was invited to represented Academy of Fine Arts of Venice as a finalist of “Ugo Guidi Art Award 2013” reserved to the 10 most talented students of Italian Academies.
In 2014 Gianluca won an other scholarship for European artists to work on residence at Lower East Side Printshop o New York (United States); during this time he exhibited in California, Florida and New York galleries. He was Shortlisted for the prestigious British art award “Neo Print Prize 2014” in Bolton (UK) and he was invited to work in the studio of engraving of Bolton University for one month. In late 2014 he partecipated in the international exhibition of graphic art “ Corpo In-Formazione” in Venice, Sofia (Bulgaria) and Anversa (Belgium). In 2015 Gianluca took part in “Ferme la Boite”, side event of “ 9th BIECTR”, Galerie d’Art du parc, Trois- Riviéres, Quebec (Canada), one of the most important Arts Biennal in North America. Later he was invited by the general curator of “L’arte e il Torchio” Vladimiro Elvieri to partecipate at the exhibition “Italian Engraving Under 36”, Cremona (Italy) reserved to some of the most significant young artists of the italian landscape. Most recently he was been selected for the “Walter Koschatzky Award 2015” in Vienna (Austria), and as “American Artist for the Pacific Rim Print Exhibitions 2015 in the city of Christchurch (New Zealand), and take part in at the side event of the Biennale of Soncino "Nuovi Codici-PixelAge", curated by Alice Zannoni. In 2016, he was selected as the only Italian artist at the 24th edition of the “Premio International de Gráfica Máximo Ramos” in Spain, in the same year he participated in various side events like the International Triennial Of Graphic Art Bitola, Bitola (Macedonia) and the SUDestampe Biennale in France. In the current year he was invited to the International Biennial: Di Carta/ Papermade, which takes place at the Palazzo Fogazzaro in Schio (Italy).
"...The Art of Gianluca Rossitto has a strong social component that sets out to portray the changes that happen in our interpersonal relationships and interactions with the reality, through the documentation of daily routine: the exposition of shared memories shows the subtle differences between subject and time of action. !e frenzy of becoming is his primary source of inspiration and is continually portrayed in the accompanying book, where ideas are developed through drawings, photographs, painted. Particularly appreciated by international critics is the series of Electrografie, in wich with the help of digital processes, Rossitto revives the memories by old photographs, making explicit the emotional value that changes perceptions of what already was... "
“Chiara Marin, L’Arte Virale December 1, 2014"
The artistic searching of Gianluca Rossitto has gradually evolved over the years, from graphics, through traditional engraving, to an experimental approach to contemporary printmaking: the artist doesn’t restrict its scope to a single medium, but experiments the printmaking with mixed-media approaches. Particulary appropriate to these processes has been the ‘Electrografia’, the experimental technique able to combine with other representative media like photography, drawing, etc. Artist’s work wants to shift the focus of images to the concept of technology transfer, which is to work on an existing image in diðerent contexts, moving a range of meanings from one setting to on other: an image moved through the Electrografia not only changes in the formal sense, but shift the conceptual direction changing the context of the entire artwork. It reach a new meaning and an historic idea with the actuality of new media. What is important is the idea of displacement from the original media. In general, the artist tends to an unresolved tension and to a new iconography always in movement, that is inspired by diðerent past and shows its logic in the transport of meanings.
“...the art of Gianluca Rossitto wants to become part of an evolution to pursue artistic developments beyond technical limitations; the artwork is able to shows an expressive potential trough an interactive communication; it is delivered not completely finished to the public, only completed through the memories , emotions and hopes gained from viewing... "
"Silvia Ferrari, Il Giornale di Vicenza , November 29, 2014"
My artwork is focused on social changes and cultural issues. It explores the human presence in the environment, the daily routine, the memories and experiences of people. In recent years I have created several series of drawings, photographs and prints that take inspiration from everything in is around me in the everyday life; always I have an handy notebook to jot down whatever, during the day, catches my attention as particulary or special. !e drawing sometimes remains in the notebook and sometimes develops into more ideas that inspire photographs or prints.
My influences are everything around me, but I always loved the "temporal plots", the ability to get old stories to mix with my shots and my drawings: this making possible a kind of visual journey back in time. In childhood I started taking pictures with my toy camera; with the 1990s technology it wasn’t possible to review the shot, so the photographs were mostly poor or blurry. From this ugliness started my reflection on the defect, no longer seen as a problem to be overcome, but as a strength point of inspiration. With the advent of new technologies I started to rework those ugly photographs, mixing them with other images or drawings, living a timeless dimension and reflective experience”.
“Today, one of the main topics I am interested in is residual memory and the ability to help the viewer reflect on the image, by encouraging meditation on the time they are experiencing: although thanks to new means of communication we are coming into contact with a lot of visual material, as soon as we close our eyes all of this information very quickly disappears, leaving space for memory and some special notes to their revision and a new blend of images. I am interested in working with this process of stratification and overlapping memories”.