Official website of the contemporary Italian artist Alberto Ballocca. Specialized in diachronic approaches on ancient cultures & natural aesthetics.

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Studio View, ‘Tan’

-In Statu Nascendi-

Clay-Based Mixedmedia sculpture, 06.2024

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*Detail, Atma Victu

-In Statu Nascendi-

Mixedmedia on panel, 2024

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Zen- Sekhmet, interior view

Oil and Sprays on canvas, 2024

Available via Master Ruha Gallery, Shanghai (China)

– 94 x 80 cm – 57″ x 31″ –

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Kosmosis, interior view

Mixedmedia, 2024

– 70 x 34 x 15 cm –

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Installation artwork made by Alberto Ballocca with different mediums.

Photosynthesis, interior view

Oil and sprays on canvas, 2024

– 110 x 85 cm –

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Ark of Knowledge, studio view

Graphite drawings and photographs scans, digital collage and rendering. Ink jet printing on archival paper, 305 gr

– 48 x 33 cm

Via Half of Venus

Orama, studio view

Graphite drawings and photographs scans, digital collage and rendering. Ink jet printing on archival paper, 335 gr

– 40 x 30 cm

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Alberto Ballocca Studio. 2024. Italy, Turin

Image of four paintings of ancient grace collection in the artist studio

Socialies, detail.

Graphite drawings and photographs scans, digital collage and rendering. Ink jet printing on archival paper, 305 gr

48 x 33 cm

Via Half of Venus

Discover a selection of unique artworks printed on paper by Alberto Ballocca via Colonna Contemporary Gallery, 4 Louella Ct. Philadelphia, United States.

Fear is Ego, detail.

Acrylics, enamels, silicones, gold foil and sprays

29.5″ x 19.6″ cm

Private Collection

-Like the death of a star-

Alberto Ballocca in conversation with Australian curator Monique Michel.

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“This relation between my studies about ancient and archaic cultures and my art practices is similar to that between axioms and theorems.

One deduces the other, but it is not explained with words; it is perceived within the body, mind, and spirit…”

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Profile picture of Alberto Ballocca in his studio.

“The Pyramids Texts”, detail

Private collection

The arliest known corpus of ancient Egyptian religious texts. Written in hieroglyphics, these texts were carved on the underground walls and on sarcophagi of Saqqara pyramids.”

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The Pyramids Texts. Mixedmedia on canvas.

Second work inspired & dedicated to the archeological project Medjehu, Investigating Woodcraft along the Nile.

On view

‘Mitoscopio-m4’ , Mixedmedia on wood.

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Mitoscopio entire image of the artwork

Futuristic depiction of the ancient Egyptian queen Nefertiti,

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‘Rha-Nefertiti’, Mixedmedia on wood panel

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Archaic Egyptian myths cycle of ‘Ennead of Heliopolis’.

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‘Geb’, Oil on canvas

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Geb Entire Artwork on canvas framed.

“If nature is ethical, It provides transformation, which is the ability of fire.”

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‘l’Etica del Fuoco’, Clay-based mixedmedia sculpture.

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L'etica del fuoco is a clay-based mixedmedia Sculpture inspired by the Natural element fire.

Studio view, ‘Two Sparks’

Graphite drawings and photographs scans, digital collage and rendering. Ink jet printing on archival paper, 305 gr – 48 x 33 cm

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‘L’erma’, Clay and Acrylic Resin

Performed during the latest residency at the resort ‘Il Cannito’ in Paestum – Capaccio.

Inspired by the bust of the philosopher Parmenides ( Parco Archeologico di Paestum- Velia )

Erma of Parmenides. Made during the artist residency at the resort 'Il Cannito'.

“Orama in Greek language means ‘Vision’ , Aristotles invented word physiologists to identify people that used to contemplate (envision) Nature aimed to propose and construct the first legislative forms of politics in the ancient Athens city.”

‘Orama’

Series of five works of art through which I investigated natural powers and their relationships between humanity and the divine.

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Five artworks of Orama project in the artist' studio.

Inspired by the magical athmospheres of the place & the honorable acquisition of my work on paper ‘Kàtagma’ this last summer by Museo Materiali Minimi d’Arte Contemporanea Capaccio-Paestum (SA) curated by Nuvola Lista, I made an oil version on canvas out of It, aimed to expand the process of transaction from the initial preparatory draft on paper to the approach on canvas.

 Discover ’13th Effort’ , a mixedmedia painting on canvas exhibited in Van Der Plas Gallery (New York).

A depicted story that recalls to the ancient myth of the 12 trials of the Greek hero Hercules.