The Inside: Out exhibition proposes the dialectical comparison between the works of Hannah Gauntlett, an expression of the relationship between human being and context, and the installations of Giuseppe Granzo, in which opposing forces and divergent elements merge.

HANNAH GAUNTLETT and the opposing forces in her art

Gauntlett’s work reflects on the theme of today’s urban reality, the result of the intersection between relationships, time and architecture. The photographic transposition onto canvas, wood, resin, metal offers material contrasts where space, from time to time, expands or condenses. The Urban life and Urban silence series represent the antithesis and the opposing forces between the chaotic daily life of the city and the silent solitude of the human being. Crowded places such as streets, stations, escalators become empty and silent at certain times of the day. Only then do architectural structures become protagonists and custodians of the solitude that surrounds them.

Hannah Gauntlet is an Italian-British artist born in England but resident in Padua for years. Having graduated in History of Art and Architecture in England, during her studies she won an Erasmus scholarship at the University of Pisa. Since 2000 he has exhibited at art fairs: Affordable Art Fair, Untitled Artists, London and Open Studios. In 2024 he exhibited in a collective exhibition at Gallery 8 in London. He holds several personal exhibitions in England, in Italy in Pisa, Monselice, Padua, Casale Monferrato, Roncade (Treviso). Hannah’s works were recently exhibited at St. John’s College, Oxford and at the Centro Culturale Altinate San Gaetano, Padua, on the occasion of the 5th anniversary of the twinning between the two cities.

Hannah Gauntlett - Urban Life IX, 2012

GIUSEPPE GRANZO and his opposing forces in his installations

The experimental artist Giuseppe Granzo uses different techniques and means to express himself. The basis of his work is the “language of the hands”. The hands represent the extension of the mind, translating thoughts and imagination into shapes, symbols and messages. His installations communicate the union of opposing forces (positive-negative, black-white, female-male, good-evil).

Born in Martellago (VE) in 1951, since 1972 Giuseppe Granzo has exhibited his pictorial and sculptural works in collective and personal exhibitions. In 1973 he founded the art studio “Granzo&Granzo” together with his brother Egidio. In the 1980s he frequented the studio of maestro Giuseppe Santomaso, his human and artistic point of reference. He founded an art graphics publishing house, an activity that pushed him to search for artists throughout Europe, inviting them to participate in his project. In 2007 the San Marco-Kreativa group was born with Lino Brunelli and Francesco Volpato. Subsequently he was among the founders of the “Tostart” group. Recent exhibitions in Italy and abroad include solo exhibitions at the Solange Gallery in Switzerland, the Curt del Cagnat Macherio Gallery (Monza), the Kosaca Mostar Gallery (Bosnia), the participation in the International Biennial of Visual Arts in Villa Farsetti Santa Maria di Sala (VE) and the exhibitions of the Galleria Spazio Klein Borgo Valsugana (TN).

Giuseppe Granzo, “Forze contrapposte unite” - 2024


01.06.2024 – 31.08.2024
06.21.2024: Vernissage at 6.00 pm