Erik Saglia (b. 1989) lives and works in Turin, Italy.
In his early works the artist, starting with the implications of the
"modernist grid", emphasizes and restructures it replicating it first
with graph paper and spray, then with adhesive tape, that, perfectly laid in
orthogonal lines, covers the camouflage spots; the tape is stuck in a precise
and rigorous way, submitting the body to the discipline of the exact gesture
that contrasts with the free aggregation of the spots below. In the recent
works, the strictness that seems to disappear with the smoother motion of tape
come back thanks to the precision of applying resin, here revived with an
almost sculptural thickness. The use of materials, spray paint, tape and
synthetic resin, seeks to renew the concept of surface, deleting every
biographical and pop aspect reconnecting the work by Erik Saglia to the
Spatialist research by Lucio Fontana and the lesson of Alighiero Boetti.
Saglia has already participated at several group
shows, among all: Too big or not too big at Thomas Brambilla Gallery (2013),
Sphères at Galleria Continua Les Moulins in Paris (2014), Face to Face at
Palazzo Fruscione (2016), and many others. He held his first solo show
SNIFFINGLUE at Thomas Brambilla Gallery in 2014, and later he had a solo show,
A.E Abstract Existence at BACO (2015), Ceiling 1 at Tile Project, Milan (2016)
and SpazioBuonasera (2016). In 2016 he had his second solo show at Thomas
Brambilla gallery, Bergamo.