Gallery Continua, Sangimignano
(The representative gallery of the artist)
Via del Castello 11, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
T. +39 0577 943134
http://www.galleriacontinua.com/english/artista.html?id_artista=17

Born in 1961 in Florence, Luca Pancrazzi now lives and works in Milan. Considered one of Italy’s most famous contemporary artists, he has throughout his career used a wide range of media from painting and photography to video, light-boxes, sculpture and large installation pieces. Recent installations include the extraordinary "Il paesaggio ci osserva", a miniature model city made of old computer and typewriter parts complete with surveillance cameras and monitors exhibited at Art Unlimited, Art Basel in 2006 ; and his project "1:1" for the Second Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art in 2007 where he showed, amongst other pieces, a Maserati car covered in recycled, shattered glass. As the artist explains: “All my work is based balances, between observers and being participants in the work, inhabiting the space of observation. Approaching is a fundamental action, like taking one’s distance.”

Upcoming shows of Luca Pancrazzi’s work:
December 2010: Galerie Caratsch, Zurich
February 2011: Galleria Continua, Sangimignano