Antonio Fiorentino was born in Barletta in the 1987. In the 2013 he was invited to the CSAV Artist Research Laboratory at the Antonio Ratti’s Foundation, visiting professor Matt Mullican.
He has received awards for emerging artist, among which the Talent Prize, Rome (2015) and invited to participate in different exhibitions in Italy and abroad, among which: The Lasting, La Galleria Nazionale, Rome (2016); Ride the Falling Flux, HIAP Gallery Augusta, Helsinki (2014); From&To, Centre of Contemporary Art Villa Arson, Nice (2014) Concrete Ghost, American Academy in Rome (2014); CSAV, Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como (2013); Underneath the Street, the Beach, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin (2012).
Antonio Fiorentino’s research developed in these years under the mark of minimal intervention. The artist would like to bring art back to nature, to find value in the things that already exist, with the minimal effect, limited to isolate them and, in a sense, to frame them.
What interest Antonio Fiorentino are the situations of transformation, those natural processes that create form and visions through changes.
Fiorentino keeps a strong relationship with the history and the mythology of the figure of “alchemist/scientist” trying to use this attitude in the contemporary context.
The result is often of great visual and poetic impact and of evocative power because it leads the viewer to wonder about the origin of the physical world and its transformation processes▪︎