Interview with Giacomo Bruni: the Harmony Between Humans and Nature

Interview with Giacomo Bruni: the Harmony Between Humans and Nature

Interview with Giacomo Bruni: the Harmony Between Humans and Nature

Giacomo Bruni has lately joined the platform, bringing his beautiful Shanshuihua 山水画 or Mountain and drinking water portray to the platform. He is an Italian painter who traveled to China to review this historic craft of using brush and ink alongside with quite a few other techniques to generate specific and abstract functions that characterize the all-natural environment.

Flowing Waters, 2022, xuan paper, Chinese ink, pure colors, 35 x 25cm


How would you explain your creative fashion?

I use Chinese portray and calligraphic procedures to produce detailed and summary will work that symbolize the normal natural environment, making use of brush and ink on paper, focusing on the expressions of the strains, strokes and ink washes. I also use distinct printing tactics like Chinese rubbing, linocut, xylography, and at times reuse previous components in the printing system. 

In addition, I do not refer to my paintings as “landscape” paintings, for the reason that a landscape is a portion of land picked by us, I attempt to target on the endless growth and changing of mother nature, by getting into in resonance with it, for that reason, I refer to it as it is referred to as in Chinese, Shanshuihua 山水画 or Mountain and water painting.

Linocuts, woodblock prints and small paintings


What messages or themes do you want to converse with your get the job done?

I would say it is typically about viewing items from a non anthropocentric perspective, or transferring in the direction of the harmony amongst humans and character with the use of numerous perspectives. By executing this, we keep away from the copy of an artist’s visual place of check out, enabling the eyes of the viewer to roam alongside the portray, guided by the subject and the void. Woyou is a strategy in Chinese aesthetic, this means a journey in the thoughts or the means to estrange the intellect from the bodily human body, and develop a relationship with the self and mother nature. 

The use of non-western methods and aesthetic strategies merged with my cultural history also creates a dialogue involving two unique cultures, which is definitely crucial in this modern globalised world. A planet wherever we could possibly get the illusion of understanding anything and just about anything just by browsing the world wide web, by grasping superficial facts devoid of truly knowledge the benefit and the richness of other cultures. By seeing things from a distinct point of watch, it would raise our creative imagination, expand new suggestions and give us new resources to have an understanding of and analyse our possess lifestyle.

Flying waters, 2020, high-quality print, 170 x 50cm


How has your exercise evolved around the years? Have you generally worked in an abstract style?

I begun as a photographer, I then moved on to training Chinese calligraphy, which is a type of summary expression. The calligraphic procedures served me to variety my pictorial design, through the use of abstract pictorial factors this kind of as dots and strains to characterize the varieties of nature. This observe advanced alongside with my partnership with nature, refining the language that I use to specific my internal entire world.

Flying waters, 2022, xuan paper, Chinese ink, natural colours, 205 x 57cm


What is an normal day like in your studio?

My time is 50 percent used in the studio and 50 percent in the wilderness among trees, mountains, rivers and lakes. I do swift sketches whilst I roam about and in the studio I use them for my creations utilizing brush and ink, merging them with my brain and emotions, as my target is not to symbolize the external appearances of factors, but to express their beauty from an personal and non secular standpoint.

Giacomo sketching in the wilderness

Giacomo doing the job in the studio


What/Who are your critical influences?

I would say Chinese painters of the tradition, in certain those people from the Yuan dynasty, like Wang Meng (1308-1385)  and Huang Gongwang (1269–1354), and of program the mother nature. 

On top of that, theoretical texts about portray and aesthetic of the west and the east, like Georg Simmel, the environmental aesthetic considering of Arnold Berleant, the painting conceptions of Guo Xi (1020-1090) and Shitao (1642-1707) or the revolutionary contemplating and editorial exercise of Gao Qifeng (1889-1933) also performed an crucial role in influencing my contemplating.

Solitary mountain, 2020, great print, 177 x 57cm


Who are some Rise Artwork artists with perform you happen to be enjoying at the second?

Markus Krug, Daniel Nagy, and Heidi Thompson to identify a number of.

Stone fores, 2022, xuan paper, Chinese ink, 136 x 89cm


Are you at the moment doing work on any thrilling new assignments?

 I have been working on spreading the know-how of the East, by way of a free digital magazine referred to as Shan Shui or Mountain and Drinking water, workshops and exhibitions. As for my artistic productions, I’m at this time doing work on two exhibitions, aimed at building a language that could variety a bridge among different cultural expressions.