Luca Arboccò

Luca Arboccò was born in Chiavari (Genoa) in 1992. He lives and works in Leipzig.
In 2017 he graduated in painting at the Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti in Turin. Through his practice, the young artist offers a reinterpretation of the linguistic codes of art in order to explore the limits and possibilities of the pictorial medium and its role in the contemporary flow of images. As Fabio Vito Lacertosa wrote, the works of Arboccò “occur as the result of a research that stands halfway between amazement and disillusionment, ‘portable trompe-l’œil’ in balance between tension and failure, in a dialectic of vision that consists in a challenge of closing the field of vision within the limits of a credible, acceptable, convincing, formal solution.” In 2016 Arboccò participated in the first edition of Pills at Associazione Barriera in Turin. The following year he won the Frase Got Talent 2017 award. In 2018 he presented his first solo exhibition, Dichiarazione d’intenti, curated by Fabio Vito Lacertosa, at Sala Dogana – Palazzo Ducale in Genoa. In 2018 and 2019 he presented his work in the collective SIX MEMOS (Valladolid, Lublin, Liverpool), a touring exhibition curated by Branka Benčić and was a recipient of the Willy Beck Scholarship.
In 2020 he won the JaguArt Prize, on which occasion he presented his works in an exhibition curated by Gaspare Luigi Marcone, at Mazzoleni gallery in Turin. Arboccò combines his artistic practice with the activity of a scholar, collaborating with public and private institutions to produce lectures and talks focused on new pictorial trends.

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