Six questions for
Carlo Galli

Tique asks six questions to an artist about their work and inspiration.
This week: Carlo Galli.

Artist Carlo Galli
Lives in Milan, Italy
Website https://www.carlogalli.it/

How do you describe your own art practice?

I am a visual artist who immerses myself in the world of artistic experimentation, seamlessly navigating between digital environments and physical materials. My creations materialize as installations in various settings, including indoor and urban spaces. I find joy in occasionally integrating my installations into city streets, purposefully blurring the lines between art and the everyday. Alongside installations, I explore painting and sculptural projects, with a frequent emphasis on exhibition-oriented endeavors. My art represents a dynamic interplay of the digital and the tangible, crafting experiences that traverse the boundaries of traditional artistic mediums.

Which question or theme is central in your work?

The central theme in my work during this phase of exploration is the introspective aspect, which holds significant importance for my generation as well. I am particularly focused on delving into the internal emotional environment. Through the creation of highly impactful optical forms, I aim to evoke emotional states that establish a connection between the micro and the macro, bridging the gap between the large and the small. The images disseminated through various media sources become a key element in relating to our inner world. My artistic pursuit revolves around exploring how these forms and images contribute to the emotional states we experience, creating a dynamic interplay that resonates with the intricate relationship between the external and internal realms.

What was your first experience with art?

My initial encounter with art dates back to my childhood when I developed a fondness for constructing three-dimensional, colored brick creations. As a teenager, my fascination grew while observing my grandfather passionately paint canvases. Together, we delved into art books, engaging in conversations about art history. The pivotal moment when I actively participated in art occurred during the initial years of secondary art school when I embarked on a street art intervention. This experience marked the beginning of my artistic journey.

What is your greatest source of inspiration?

My greatest source of inspiration stems from the process evolution. It draws influence from various elements, including music, the concept of potential diverse developments, and the materials I use with their unconventional applications.

What do you need in order to create your work?

To create my art in the studio, I need instruments and materials that align with my ongoing research. Establishing an organized workspace is crucial to maintaining a smooth and creative process. Music and positive vibes are integral elements that significantly contribute to my artistic inspiration.

What work or artist has most recently surprised you?

Recently, I’ve been particularly surprised and inspired by the dynamic and innovative work emerging from the web3 NFT art platforms, such as Foundation and Superare. The possibilities and collaborations within these environments have opened up new avenues for artistic expression and engagement. Exploring the intersection of technology and art in the NFT space has brought about a fresh and exciting perspective, influencing my own creative journey.

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