My research focuses on the study of physical scientific phenomena. The branch of study that interests me the most is that of light, which I consider the source of all possible perception.
My artwork aims to lead viewers to rethink their perception of space regardless of the wide variety of techniques I use: painting, sculpture, video, photography and installation. I frequently collaborate with scientists and professionals of other fields, such as architects and designers, in order to achieve a complete result.
Originating from a rational and scientific place, my intention is to guide spectators on a journey in which their knowledge of space is put to the test, revealing the imperceptible and disclosing new dimensions that stretch towards the infinite.
The art that is thus produced touches every aspect of the viewer, connecting our existence to science, nature, history and religion.
Patrizio Travagli completed his degree at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze in 1993.
Soon afterwards he had his first exhibitions, winning prizes in Italy and abroad.
Mainly known for his light installation work, he skillfully applies mathematics and architecture to his sculptures. Combining the historical arts and sciences to his own contemporary findings on glass and light, he has shown in galleries, museums, art fairs, public spaces and private commissions in Bern, Zurich, Moscow, Florence, Dubai.
He has taken part in group exhibitions at the Chelsea Art Museum, New York, at the Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Arts MAK, Vienna, at the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, at the Museum of Architecture MUAR, Moscow, and at the Tornabuoni Art, Paris.
He has been invited to participate in numerous biennales, such as the Venice Biennale of Architecture, the Paris Biennale, the Cairo Biennale and in two editions of the Venice Biennale of Art.
Patrizio Travagli - Curriculum Vitae