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Bruno Muzzolini (Italy 1964) lives and works between Brescia and Milan. His practice, open to different media, crosses the territories of reality with a rough and essential language. Indocile to any rigid theoretical cataloguing, his works are intertwined with discourses developed around the practices of desire, nature and animal becoming.

His works have been exhibited in various national and international venues including: Listasafni ASI, Reykjavik – 54th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, Italian Pavilion, Corderie dell’Arsenale – Artericambi, Verona – National Gallery of Kosovo, Prishtina – SOMA, Mexico City, Mexico – at the National Gallery of Arts Tirana – at MAMM in Medellin, Colombia – The Living Art Museum in Reykjavik, Iceland – DOCVA Milan – Fabioparisartgallery, Brescia Italy – Tirana International Film Festival – MART, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Trento and Rovereto – Co Pilot Istanbul – Centrale di Fies, Dro, Trento – Galleria Multimedia, Brescia – Closing Soon, Athens – De Nieuwe Regentes, The Hague, Netherlands. He studied at the Brera Academy in Milan and the IUAV in Venice. He currently teaches painting at the Brera Academy.

Trappole per gli occhi

“Trappole per gli occhi” (Eye traps) allude to what the artist calls a ”slippage of meaning.” A kind of small visual deception in which the fixed frame of the camera or video camera shows the object in the foreground: it is an iron trap, of those commonly used for unwary beasts. The field of vision around is minimized, there is no connection with reality, the traps become something else, temporarily losing physiognomy and recognizability.


The video project “Frost” allude to the same “slippage of meaning” of “Trappole per gli occhi”. The object is decontextualized, deprived of its functionality, i.e., of the very reason for its being in the world, and in turn neutralizes the gaze of the viewer who embarks on an individual cognitive journey. The artist carries on his personal iconoclastic battle about the loss of identity of the object and the bewilderment of the viewer, disoriented by a conceptual anomaly and the impossibility of decoding the image. Bruno Muzzolini’s is an operation of unmasking or even ”fleshing out” the object, elaborated from the choice of the object-image to its reduction in terms of matter, color (a white and gray monochrome) and every extraneous element in the composition.

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