A long video interview with one of the greatest Italian contemporary painters, shot in the atmosphere of the artist's Turin studio, in which Daniele Galliano tells his story starting from the beginnings as a self-taught, passing through the vocation, the difficulties of the early years and his life as an artist, until his entry into the art market and the gaining of international success. The background is an unpublished and personal story, the continuous dialogue that the artist has entertained with the masters of his time and those of the past.
The publication documenti #1 Daniele Galliano, presented during Isola Edipo concurrently with the 74th Venice International Film Festival, is distributed in the main international stores in English and Italian by Bed and Art Edizioni. Bed and Art Edizioni, editorial branch of the Bed and Art brand, deals with documenting, through experimental forms of editorial activity, the world and the protagonists of national and international contemporary art. Pursuing both culture and innovation, we publish ebooks built on original video content. An experimental format that consists in hybridizing the video language with the iconic and verbal language to meet the challenge of the contemporary.
Daniele Galliano was born in Pinerolo in 1961. Self-taught, he began to exhibit in Turin, where he lives and works, in the early 1990’s, quickly earning a position of prominence in the new Italian painting scene. His “photographic realism” allowed him to take part to important personal and collective shows all over the world. In 2006 he took part to the Ninth Biennale of Havana at the invitation of Antonio Zaya, in 2009 at the 53rd Biennal of Venice and in 2016 at the third edition of Kochi-Muziris Biennale in Kerala. He showed his work in solo exhibitions in 1996 and 1997 at the Galleria Annina Nosei (New York), in 1992 and 1994 at the Galleria In Arco (Turin), and in 1996 at the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna (Rome), among others. He took part to many collective shows held at the Galleria d’Arte Moderna of Bologna, at the XII Quadrennial in Rome, at the Galleria Civica of Trento, at the Rupertinum Museum of Salzburg, at the Magasin of Grenoble and the Palazzo delle Papesse in Siena. His works are included in some of the major public and private collections, such as the Galleria Civica d’arte Moderna and Contemporanea in Turin, the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna in Rome, the MART of Trento and Rovereto and the Unicredit Private Banking Collection of Milan. In 2015 a monograph on this work was published by Skyra.