CORPUS ELEMENTARE – Carlos G. Coccia + Giovanni Pietrobon


The works of Carlos G. Coccia presented in this exhibition called “Corpus Elementare” (“Elementary Corpus”) depict plant, animal and mineral forms revealed in the perfect complexity of their essence. These are creatures that are sometimes fragile, sometimes strong and vigorous, dynamic and evolving. Their appearance may seem somewhat exotic, metaphysical, unknown to us, but in reality they bring to our mind details, traits, analogies that we recognize very well. We can grasp its soul.

Born in Santa Cruz, Argentina, in 1971, Carlos G. Coccia is a set designer, illustrator, engraver and graphic designer. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice and the ORT Institute of Technology in Buenos Aires. In Italy and abroad he has attended numerous laboratories and workshops in drawing, engraving, scenography, education and therapy with puppets, dramaturgy, photography, video editing. He has published essays, illustrated books and edited magazines. He has been a teacher in academic and specialist fields for over 10 years. With his works he has participated in several personal and collective exhibitions. Since 2000 he has taught artistic disciplines at courses and workshops both in Italy and Argentina.




In the study of the human body the artist found shape to his expressive language. From a profound reflection on the female body, its steatopygies, venuses and negatives are born. These are sculptures that represent the sacredness of the female body, as the artist interprets it. Seductive bodies but at the same time sacred, venerable, guardians of life that is born. The Treviso sculptor uses different materials, from terracotta to metals, to wood and polyurethane, and conceives each sculpture for a specific place and illuminated by specific lighting sources. The attention to every aspect of the context in which one of his works is located is functional to the relationship with the spectator.

Giovanni Pietrobon was born in Treviso in 1981. He attended Solent University in Southampton (UK) and graduated in sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice. In 2008 he won the “A sculpture for a roundabout” competition with his work “Round woman” which was then installed at a roundabout in the province of Venice. In 2011 he exhibited his works at the Sala Nervi in ​​Turin on the occasion of the 54th Venice Biennale and at the international exhibition “Koinè” in Vicenza. In 2012 he was invited by “Asolare fine art foundation” in North Carolina, USA, for a personal exhibition. In 2013 he held another solo exhibition entitled “Donne, donne, eterni dei” at Villa Bolasco in Castelfranco Veneto (TV). “Venerabilia” opens, a solo show at “Spazio Open Bevacqua Panigai” in Treviso. In 2015 he participated in the collective exhibition “The importance of being Hans Ruedi” at the “Peyer art gallery” in Zurich. In the same year he was invited to exhibit some sculptures in the “Infinite times woman” exhibition at the church of Sant’Orsola and the Castle of Conegliano (TV). In 2016 he exhibited in the collective exhibition entitled “Elusive Amusement” at the We Art Gallery in Berlin.



CORPUS ELEMENTARE – Carlos G. Coccia + Giovanni Pietrobon
07.12.2017 – 01.03.2018