Artist Guido Bisagni

Guido Bisagni aka. 108 (b. 1978 Alessandria, Italy), is considered one of the most important exponent of Post-graffitism and neo minimal abstractism in Italy. He started his artistic research with an approach to traditional graffiti. At the end of the ’90s, after having based in Milan in 1997 and his graduation in Industrial Design, his style evolve in forms and themes: he begins one of the first to use numbers and not letters as a name. His abstract and mysterious figures appear in abandoned places in the streets of Milan, Berlin, London, New York and Paris.

It is his firm intention to make visual chaos. His new works are labyrinths, dead trees, non figurative 3D objects and installations, but especially black and gloomy shapes, becoming one of the biggest and influential artists in graffiti abstractism. In the last years, he took part in a lot of international exhibitions: Nusign 2.4 in Paris, Urban Edge Show in Milano, Segundo and Tercer Asalto in Zaragoza and, in 2007 he was invited to join the project called Walls inside the Biennale di Venezia with JR and Daim.

He deals also with sculptures, sounds, paintings and installations in a lot of personal and group shows around the world. The main are the attendance to the 2007 Biennale di Venezia with his project Walls inside, in 2014 the Biennal of Urban Art in Moscow Artmossphere, in 2015 the big group show Mapping the City curated by Rafael Schacter at Somerset House of London.

During March 2008 he was invited to join Nomadaz (a show curated by Pablo Aravena) in Los Angeles with Eltono, Dem, Microbo and other artists to represent Europe in the U.S.A. 108s doomy black abstractions are engaging and challenging in equal measure. Whether it be within the confines of a small room in the abandoned monastery, where the large triangular constructions are most effective and have the effect of warping and playing with the rooms dimensions as the viewer attempts to back away and comprehend the pieces, or as a surreal floating void on a wall beside a busy road.

Guido Bisagni
Guido Bisagni aka. 108 — Photo © Christine Karijord

Art by Guido Bisagni