Gio Schiano is a contemporary Italian designer who was born in Naples, Italy, in 1976.
He is a well-known high fashion photographer as well as a painter, sculptor and designer.
Schiano studied graphic design and photography and has always retained a passion for creating fine art. With comprehensive artistic and technical skills, Schiano is fully immersed in the world of art in a multi-faceted way. Schiano’s work is drawn heavily on inspiration from the rich tradition of art and design that exists in the Italian culture. Schiano’s paintings take inspiration from traditional Italian religious imagery but the images are distorted giving the traditional imagery a new modern twist. Schiano’s sculpture and design are particularly inspired by Ettore Sottsass, the founder of the Memphis Group, a design movement that was active in the 1980s. Known for colourful and vibrant design with a good dose of whimsy, the Memphis group has become synonymous with innovation in design. The influence of the Memphis Group as well as the Pop Art movement is clear in Schiano’s pieces.
Schiano’s sculptures incorporate vigorous colours, lines and geometric shapes that come together to create compositions that confuse and delight the eye in turn. In terms of material many of Schiano’s sculptures use modern materials like Plexiglas but he also works with ceramics, wood and collage on canvas. Schiano’s fabulous work has gained international recognition with works exhibited in France, Italy, the US, Japan, Australia, and the UK.
- Gio Schiano
- Title of artwork
- White Monolith
- Plexiglass assembled by hand
- Hand signed
- Image size
- 32×17 cm
- Sold with frame