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.