Davide Balliano: a Contemplation of Minimalist Forms

Joelle Grosso (January 30, 2017)
From January 26th to February 24th, take the opportunity to view the wonderful work of Davide Balliano on display at the Tina Kim Gallery in Chelsea.

Talented young artist Davide Balliano is currently making waves in the art world and has a number of shows coming up in 2017. Originally from Turin, Balliano decided to make the trip overseas and is currently living in New York City. His intricate pieces are characterized by their abstract forms, minimalistic touches, and structural framework. He has been featured in exhibitions all over Europe including Timothy Taylor Gallery in London, Galerie Rolando Anselmi in Berlin, and Michel Rein Gallery in Paris, but Balliano is looking forward to working with the Tina Kim Gallery right here in New York.

Several recent paintings will be presented that were created specifically for this exhibition and they carefully display “synthesized elements that speak to the notion of proportion and consider humanity’s place in relationship to the power of the universe.” Balliano’s interests in philosophy, theology, and physics are clearly reflected in his work which is grounded in the contemplation of nature, its overpowering dimensions, as well as the human condition. 

Balliano says that “art is my way to understand myself and have a dialogue with everything that surrounds us. It’s a research for interior and exterior understanding, through the production of objects.” Through a process of aesthetic reduction, the artist seeks the path to clarity and truth while welcoming the viewer to join him on his journey.

The Tina Kim Gallery is a New York City-based contemporary art gallery and exhibition space and seems to be a perfect venue for Balliano’s style. The spot is celebrated for it’s emphasis on international artists, historical overviews, and independently curated shows. After this particular exhibition, the Italian talent will be presenting his work at the Armory Show from March 2nd to March 5th. The Armory Show is widely known for being New York’s premier art fair as well as the definitive cultural destination for discovering and collecting the world’s most important 20th and 21st century artworks. Then, Balliano will return to his homeland to do a solo exhibition at Luce Gallery in his native Turin starting May 25th.

As Balliano garners the attention of more and more curators worldwide, he hopes to connect with a larger group of people on a deeper level with his art. Come out to the Tina Kim Gallery in the beautiful Chelsea neighborhood to take a closer look at these stunning pieces.