LA COLLEZIONE FLUTTUANTE / THE FLOATING COLLECTION, group exhibition, OGA, Roma, 12-23/3/2019


Artists: Jenny E. Balisle, Nicholas Bertini, Davidd d’Addario, Werther Germondari, Lane Last, Matthew Pell, Hiroya Sakurai.

Wavy, agitated, abstract and real trajectories (sometimes even ironically transgenic), are what unites the works of seven international artists, with works as always coming from the Collection of the Ospizio Giovani Artisti.



Jenny E. Balisle (Stevens Point, USA, 1974) art practice investigates diverse, interdependent, and symbiotic relationships within natural and manmade environments. “Fascinated by alternative realities, disorientation, and flight, I amalgamate disparate experiences to create new narratives, perspectives, and theories. The goal is to identify how patterns and symbols of influence impact perception, social behavior, institutions, history, and truth”. ‘Optic2’, The work in the exhibition visualizes how information traverses through fiber-optic cables on the ocean’s floors.


Nicholas Bertini (Verona, Italy, 1987) Since 2008 he is involved in graphic design studios and works for communication agency. During these years he approach the animation passing by motion design and traditional techniques. Currently he is working as a freelancer for animation agency, in parallel of development of experimental short films. His work is based on a constant research in non-conventional visuals and experimenting creative process. His first short Amelia (2015) give the mood of the future films; minimal b&w shots obtained with different styles and media following a narrative plot.


Davidd d'Addario (Pescara, 1991) inscribes his multidisciplinary research in the null circumference of an epiphany void, underlining how this generates infinite and paradoxical errors, breakups and dissections. Through surgical and microscopic practices, it deconstructs reality as it is known to create new perspectives of perception. For this reason, especially in his practice as a glitch artist, the process is very important, which pushes him to think generatively and open to chance. 


Werther Germondari (Rimini, Italy, 1963) Visual artist, performer and filmmaker. Interested in innovative experimental dynamics that are neo-conceptual and situational, characterized by a taste for the ironic and surreal, Germondari has experimented for 35 years through many different expressive media (from painting to installations, photography to film, videos to live performance). Germondari's works have also been shown in solo exhibitions where he focuses on hidden elements highlighted in styles. In 2013 he founded the Ospizio Giovani Artisti.


Lane Last (Freeport, USA, 1974) is an artist based in Martin, Tennessee. He is a Professor of Art at the University of Tennessee - Martin in the Department of Visual and Theatre Arts. Lane holds an MFA and a BS - Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison with primary concentrations in Painting, Digital Art, Video, and New Media, though he has worked in Film Production, Performance Art, Installation / Non-Static Forms, and Printmaking. Lane has been exhibiting his videos, animations and media works in international venues and competitions for the past 18 years.


Matthew Pell (Leicester, GB, 1968) Since 2000 Pell has been creating videos exploring human identity within urban morphology. His work is concerned with the relationship between natural & manufactured forms, the fundamental elements of man-made objects that emanate light and physical movement. Much of Pell's practice employs looped, reversed, speeded or slowed footage, abstracted compositions, combined with multiple frames and soundscapes to stimulate a visceral response from the viewer.


Hiroya Sakurai (Yokohama, Japan, 1958) has graduated from University of Tsukuba [M.F.A.] in 1985. He has taught at Seian University of Art and Design since 2012 as a professor. Exhibitions include The 4th Sydney Biennale (1982), Postwar Art in Japan, The Getty Center, Los Angeles (2007), 62nd Melbourne International Film Festival (2013), 58th San Francisco International Film Festival, 13th International Festival Signes de Nuit, Paris (all 2015). Sakurai’s work can be found in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada and J.Paul Getty Trust.


 Werther Germondari © 1980 - 2019