Luca Stravalaci expresses himself through drawing, painting and photography. His subjects are inspired by his daily life.
He grew up in the underground comic scene in Milan, Italy, where he worked for several years as a satirical cartoonist, graphic designer and illustrator before dedicating himself to painting. In that period he used various pseudonyms collaborating with different national and international publishing houses and agencies.
In the last twenty years Luca S. has lived between Spain, Germany and Italy where he exhibited his works in various exhibitions and where he created painting and photography projects, some of these dedicated to Art as a daily action, among the most important: “Noes, Artist for Rent”, “Wc-Art” and “Crumpled Souvenirs”.
In his drawings and paintings signs of superimposition, rupture and stratification prevail as a reflection of the constant changes he experiences. Over the years he has used various techniques and supports including wood, glass and aluminium, however he prefers to work in acrylic, watercolor and charcoal on paper or canvas.
For some years he worked in Berlin, Germany, as a photographer of contemporary dance related to improvisation, following his interest in portraiture of non-posed subjects. This experience was important to define his approach to his street photographs, to capture spontaneous and surreal scenes.
He currently lives in Milan where he works on commission and on short and long-term personal projects. His works can be found in private and public collections in various places of Europe.
2017 “Time Machine”. Solo Show. P5 Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2014 “Spontaneous Composition. Solo Show. P5 Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2011 “Beautyfile. Solo Show. City Art Gallery, Milan, Italy
2008 “Junkbuilding”. Collective Show. Triennale Bovisa, Milan, Italy
2008 “Untitled ”. Solo Show. Sala ex Società Operaia, Volpedo, Italy
2008 “Crumpled”. Solo Show. Total Artspace Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2004 “From my windows”. Solo Show. Postcardcity / Borsa Caffè, Mantua, Italy
2004 “Non utopian diary”. Solo Show. Free-Complete Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
2003 “Use no use Recycle”. Collective Show. Franco Parenti Theater, Milan, Italy
2003 “Artist for Rent”. Solo Show. Anteo Cinema, Milan, Italy
2002 “Stratolin”. Solo Show. H.I.U.8, Milan, Italy
2001 “Godart”. Collective Show. Contemporary Art Museum, Città S.Angelo, Italy
2012 “PAC 180”, Basaglia Center, Livorno, Italy
2006 “Scary food”, ADN Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
2005 “The Microgallery”, Electric Café, Barcelona, Spain
2004 “Yes”, Public Art, Milan, Italy
2003 “The Living Chimney”, BAC 03, CCCB, Barcelona, Spain
2018 Co-founder of International Collective “Fotogenik”, dedicated to document contemporary visual experiences. Madrid, Spain
2007/2009 “Crumpled”. Photographic installations about urban changes and mass tourism in cities, realized in Italy and Germany
2004/2007 “Wc-Art”. Murals painting and installations realized into public and private Toilets, realized in different places in Italy, Spain and Germany
2006/2007 “Art Report”. Reportajes documented through drawing and painting, realized in Swiss, Germany and Spain. Editorial project commissioned by RCS MediaGroup, published on Amica Magazine
2004 Art Curator of collective show “Poble nou perceptions of an invasion”, exposition dedicated to the urban transformation of the Poblenou district. C.C. Barceloneta, Barcelona, Spain
2003/2004 “Artist for Rent”. Performance one year living without money, paying with drawings and paintings all the author need (house, food, transport etcc..) . Italy, Spain and France
2002/2003 Art Curator of collective show “Minihappening of Drawing” patrocined by Franca Rame and Dario Fo, dedicated to the freedom of expression of children through workshops called “The School of Disorder”, realized in different places in Barcelona and Milan and exposed to Foresta delle Idee space, Milano, Italy
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