Federico Maddalozzo’s practice is based on the observation and analysis of marginal aspects of urban space and involves rigorous research in painting, sculpture and photography. Particular areas of interest include urban surfaces, the structures that organize public space, and the discarded varnish that accumulates during certain working processes.
His work is closely related to a continuous experiential study of territories, to the discovery of landscapes, shapes and cultural events that can shed light on their social contexts. In considering these contexts he derives a language of minimal signs and forms based on the process of reproducing physical structures and traces of color. Varnish and its remnants become central elements in the visual grammar he uses to represent the contemporary landscape.
Federico Maddalozzo (1978, Italy) lives and works in Berlin, Germany. His works has been exhibited in several solo and group shows such as Villa Manin Centre for Contemporary Art, Passariano (Italy), GC.AC, Monfalcone (Italy), Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation, Venice (Italy), Progr Zentrum für Kulturproduktion, Bern (Switzerland), National Museum’s, Prague (Czech Republic), Galerie Thomas Fischer (Berlin), New Chinatown Barbershop Gallery, Los Angeles (US) and Viafarini, Milan (Italy).
Kandor13 is an experimental network that provides a creative platform for cross-disciplinary collaboration between visual artists, curators, writers and academics.
Other Kandor13 artists:
Salvatore Arancio, based in London
Brock Enright, based in New York
Félix Lazo, based in Frutillar, Chile
Lars Laumann, based in Belgium
Pablo Jansana, based in New York
Alison Hall, based in New York
Balam Bartolomé, based in Mexico City
Angélica Teuta, based in New York, Bogotá
Christian Viveros Fauné, based in New York
Carolina Castro Jorquera, based in Madrid