Indastria #8 by Gio Schiano, Hand-Made Plexiglass
18 x 16
Limited Edition 19 Pcs.
Gio Schiano is a contemporary Italian designer who was born in Naples, Italy in 1976.
He is a well-known high fashion photographer as well as a painter, sculptor and designer.
Schiano studied graphic design and photography and has always retained a passion for creating fine art.
With a comprehensive artistic and technical skill set, Schiano is fully immersed in art world in a multi-faceted fashion.
Schianoís work is draws heavily on inspiration from the rich tradition of art and design that exists in Italian culture.
Schianoís paintings take inspiration from traditional Italian religious imagery but the images are distorted giving
the traditional imagery a new modern twist. Schianoís sculpture and design is particularly inspired by Ettore Sottsass
the founder of the Memphis Group design movement that was active in the ë80s. Known for colorful and vibrant design
with a good dose of whimsy, the Memphis group has become synonymous with innovation in design.
The influence of the Memphis Group as well as the Pop Art movement is clear in Schianoís pieces.
Schianoís sculptures incorporate vigorous color, line and geometric form that come together to create compositions
that confuse and delight the eye in turn. In terms of material many of Schianoís sculptures use modern materials
like Plexiglas but he also works with ceramics, wood and collage on canvas.
Schianoís fabulous work has gained international recognition with work exhibited in
France, Italy, the US, Japan, Australia, and the UK.