Giulio Zanet (Colleretto Castelnuovo, TO, 1984) realizes paintings and installations.
The pictorial practice of Giulio Zanet is a way of being in the world, an eternal attempt to understand it.
Performing a process of abstraction, the artist discovers that the movement reveals an intrinsic embarrassment, a humor that echoes our own vulnerabilities. Painting is a metaphor for man in constant search for a continuous loss.
His work is a survey on images, on the representation of the world, as well as the representation of ideas that find their own realization through painting.
Ambiguity and evidence, repetition, variation, rules and omissions, acceptance and rejection are elements that Zanet puts into play to bring the user to question the meaning of the work.
His works do not refer to recognizable forms and the results are deconstructions of the real whose meaning opens up to possible and multifaceted interpretations.
He lives between Milan and Correggio.
Since 2006 his work has been exhibited in various galleries and public spaces in Italy and abroad. These include the Palazzo dei Congressi (Rome), the Liu Hiusus Art Museum (Shanghai), the Istitut Francais-Palazzo Delle Stelline (Milan), the Lissone Museum, the Transnational Pavillon Venice Biennale (Venice), Palazzo Fogazzaro (Schio-VI ), the Civic Art Gallery of Como, the Spp Gallery (Bratislava), the V9 Gallery (Warsaw), the Riso-Museum of Contemporary Art of Sicily (Palermo), Circoloquadro (Milan), the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation (Turin), ArteSantander (Santander, Spain), ABC-ARTE (Genoa), Kaleidoskop (Berlin), Battaglia Artistic Foundry (Milan).
He participates in several residences including Glogau-Air (Berlin), won with the Italian Factory Award 2010 and Haihatus (Joutsa, Finland). In 2012 he was a finalist at the Lissone Prize and in 2017 at the Cairo Prize.