Giacomo Bevanati is an Italian wire artist based in London.
Bachelor in Product Design and a Master’s degree in Architecture provided Giacomo with all the technical aspects of the use of strengths, understanding of materials and 3D modelling.
Once he acquired the technical knowledge and the conviction of creating art and not buildings, the media chosen was the step to follow. He started as autodidact creating a net of sewed steel and brass wire with specific random patrons, whose strength is a reinforcement guarantee what allows to create shapes and curvatures what lead into final art pieces. His idea to use a cheap material in order to create something precious determined his artistic career.
During the last 4 years, Giacomo Bevanati’s creations range from sculptures to wearable art pieces where masks, hats and jewellery interacts with performances and fashion.
His artworks were shown in different important exhibitions, including the Tate Modern for “Tasty and Smelly” exhibition (London,2017) and the Biennale di Venezia during “Anima Mundi Festival” (Venice,2017). His work is also the core of “Metal Love” documentary, presented at the East End Film Festival 2018. Upcoming exhibitions and performances for 2018 will be in London, Hong Kong and Cologne.
Four years ago I was tiding my room up and I found a 3D model I made during my time at the University. It was a lamp in scale made by wire. With the lefties, I started to build pieces from that moment I realise I could express myself through those pieces. Suddenly I found myself replicating the eye window of my hometown cathedral for a handcrafters competition where I took the second prize and a grant to exhibit my piece for 3 days. From there I decided to start to make this my life. The pieces are a random series of mental patrons; my attitude, my mood and other feelings influence the tangle of knots what makes my pieces.
The relation with the wire gives me the possibility to express my art in different ways, to the point to be a supporter of “Wearable Art” concept. An ambiguous new world to reclaim the art can be worn on you or at home.
My art project “ Welcome Home” is based on an installation of an intimate space where I will introduce to the visitors my imaginary friends performing with the masks and interacting with the room.
The room will be decorated with wire art pieces presenting a surrealistic scenario showing the transparency and shining properties of the sculptures built from my imagination. During the exhibition, a spotted unicorn out of the room will visit me and a series of “visits” will begin with other performers who will join the set with their dances, their actions and with the also “Welcome Home” public.
I am very motivated to show all the ideas what blow my mind in the room I was the day I decided to become an artist.