My artistic research is based on my travels, the exploration of wilderness. In this sense, the drawing functions as the track of an experience throughout a journey.
However, I had to face a moment when it was impossible to travel anywhere physically. Therefore, by drawing, I set off on an abstract journey, a journey within the unseen.
Just like a motionless traveller, I explored the silence and isolation in this new conditions of everyday life and then, gradually, symbols and archetypes started to emerge in it.
It is in such indecipherable moments that this collection of drawings has arisen, as maps and visions of an unknown territory.
Daniele Girardi (Verona, 1977). In 2000, he moved to Milan where he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera. In 2006, he was awarded a scholarship to the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York. His current research focuses on the relationship between experience and a vision towards a progressive and all-encompassing and profound synthesis of art and life. One of his most recent projects North Way; a research work through his own experience from 2014 to 2019 that has led him to explore the wilderness of northern Europe. He is currently producing work for the public show “A Line Made by Walking – Immersive practices and experiential residues in Richard Long, Hamish Fulton, Ron Griffin, with Girardi”. He lives and works between Verona and Milan.
project “A Line Made by Walking“：urbspicta.org/A-Line-Made-by-Walking-1h