Jun 23, 2016
was born in Bergamo in 1977 and began his artistic career a decade ago. In 2007, he won the second prize in the category Mixed Techniques, in the Eustachi competition, from which the works that participated in the exhibition collective held at the Art Gallery Eustachi in Milan were selected. Locatelli began his artistic production, assembling materials old and new, (re) bringing them to life to compose works that recall, without making unrealistic comparisons, the lesson of Duchamp and Man Ray. The works are pervaded by a subtle irony caused by the brilliant use of ready-made materials as trivial as bathroom or kitchen tiles. The three-dimensional and poverty of the materials used in the creation of these works begins to become a trademark as it was for the exponents of the “poor art”, of which, perhaps unconsciously, Graziano absorbed the expressiveness. In October 2012 he opened his first solo exhibition entitled " Frankie, places the unconscious " at the Gallery Interactions Art Gallery of Rome, while in 2013, as well as having presented a new solo exhibition, he participated in numerous group exhibitions .
Jun 20, 2016
' Paul’s work, seemingly bent through time and space, taps into this medium of emptiness, responding to the gap between immateriality and materiality – through the energy we call potential. His work is full of the boundless energy of potentiality loops or loops of potentiality or the realisation that potential is the energy that constantly moves and transforms. Potential is the force that grabs ideas and translates them into being – it is a poetic energy of necessity and a necessary energy for poetics. The humour in Paul’s work belies a deeper investigation into and engagement with streamsof newness, such as sub-cultural currents, locational politics, popular physics, transient spiritualism and the accumulation and residue of overheard broadcasts. Fundamentally – it is concerned with the relationship between the immaterial and the material, the gap in between and how potential shifts energy through this space – into being, or as Heidegger calls it ‘the material space of radiance’, as it becomes something and forms identity. His work is abreast of issues as they relate to life now, but also very aware of how quickly potential moves things along, producing constant slippage.' Link here