Panzer Kunst.



               
          Lucio Basik Bolognesi, who has been active since the beginning of the Nineties as a graffiti writer, has developed his personal style gradually switching from spray paint to a broader range of media over the years, mixing elements of his writer’s background with inspirations from Medieval art and Renaissance onward, as well as from modern and contemporary art movements and avant gardes.

The essential and well defined features of his works thinly remind of influences from graphic design, whilst the material approach of his latest production enlightens the need of
a more intense connection between the artist, the subject depicted and the support.

His figurative works lately focus in particular on hands’ gestures and take inspiration from distinctive traits in popular culture, religious imagery and symbolism.

At the end of the nineties he is awarded by the specialized magazine Aelle as one of the three most influential graffiti writers of his country.

In 2007 his paintings are featured in the huge collective show Street Art Sweet Art at PAC (Contemporary Art Pavilion) in Milan, which definitely officialised the street art movement in Italy.

Basik has exhibited in San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, Berlin and Milan, among other cities.

He currently lives and works in Rimini, Italy.


Exhibitions


2018
Pangrel - Palazzo Reale – Palermo, Italy


2017
diSEGNI – PAC Gallery – Novi di Modena, Italy
Stroke: A Daring Preview – Cadillac House – Munich, Germany
Onset – First Amendment Gallery – San Francisco, CA
Random 1.5: Purgatory – Former Church of S. Margherita – Crotone, Italy

2016
Fire & Desire – Studio Museo Messina – Milano & Chiesa B. Vergine della Pace – Parma, Italy
City After the City: Street Art – Triennale c/o Experience (former Expo area) – Milano
id Dante – Casa Oriani – Ravenna, Italy

2015
La Bellezza fa 40 – Castello Carlo V – Lecce, Italy
A Major Minority 2015
– 1AM Gallery – San Francisco, CA
Graffuturism 5 Year Anniversary – 886 Geary Gallery – San Francisco, CA
Viavai Project collective show – The Don Gallery – Milano
Tabula Aut Mortem – Bonobolabo – Ravenna (solo show)

2014
A Major Minority – 1AM Gallery – San Francisco, CA (curated by Graffuturism)
Tabula Aut Mortem – Avantgarden Gallery – Milano, Italy (solo show)


2013
Surface – Bonobolabo – Ravenna, Italy
I Diari della Cellulosa – Lab Bertola 37 – Rimini, Italy (solo show)
Back 2 Back to Biennale – Palazzo Ca’ Bonvicini/Campo di Sant’Agnese – Venezia, Italy (official collateral event of 55th art Biennale)
March Collective Show – Time To Shine gallery – Los Angeles, CA


2012
Test Space: Collected – Gallery One, Hackney Downs Studios – London, UK
Men With Beards – The Flying Egg art space – London, UK  (solo show)

2011
I Love My Deck 2 – Clarknova openlab – Berlin, Germany
Propaganda – Propaganda27 – Termoli, Italy (solo show)

2010
I Love My Deck – Wadada – Rimini, Italy
ArtShow – Arte in Fiera – Longarone, Italy

2009
New Rant 0.3 – Castello degli Agolanti – Riccione, Italy

2008
Impulsi – Galleria Civica d’Arte Contemporanea – Termoli, Italy
New Rant 0.2 – Castello degli Agolanti – Riccione, Italy

2007
Urban Way – OpenLab – Genova, Italy
21ª Biennale del Muro Dipinto (21st Mural Biennial) – Castello Sforzesco di Dozza – Bologna, Italy
Street Art Sweet Art – PAC (Contemporary Art Pavilion) – Milano, Italy

2000
Airbrush Show – Quark hotel – Milano, Italy