All the work of Italian artist Cristiano Tassinari can be seen as a personal lived experience project (his own, his friends and his parents) that he shares with the public in a poetic way. Born in 1980, the year that Ronald Reagan won the nomination outright, becoming the oldest elected U.S. president up to that time, an actor playing one on TV rather than a real politician. The site-specific installation ‘Baby’s Got Big Plans’ for Isabel Bernheimer made of wall paintings and drawings on styrofoam Tassinari employs intimate moments and transitory matters intended to reveal how pop culture and subcultures shape personal aspiration, and often define those individuals in return. The work focuses on media languages and personal junctures using digression and detour to emphasize the ways in which it connects its viewer back to society and history.

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Baby’s Got Big Plans, 2017, oil on styrofoam, acrylic on wall, variable size / From_the_shadows, 2017, oil on aluminum, 118,5 x 149 cm, Isabel Bernheimer, Berlin, Germany

From the start I used everyday materials that, combined with my youth memories, compose works that investigate the notions of cultural identity. My installation for Isabel Bernheimer made of wall paintings and drawings on styrofoam, recalls a world that is both intimate and illusory.

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Displayer, 2017, 100 x 70 x 50 cm, waterprint and spray on aluminum, iron, Ncontemporary, Milan, Italy / Decoy birds, 2016, 45 x 36 x 10 cm, spray on bronze, edition of 3

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The rings of saturn, 2016/17, 202 x 270/ 235 x 168 cm, oil on styrofoam and canvas

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Decoy birds, 2016, 21 x 7 x 7 cm, spray on bronze, copper and brass, edition of 8, MAR Museum, Ravenna, Italy

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Africanella, 2016, neon light tube, power transformer, 50 x 45 x 9 cm, edition of 5 / Auspicious beast, 2016, 60 x 40 x 30 cm embossed lead, epoxy resin, spray, MAR Museum, Ravenna, Italy

The neon work Africanella implies an existing italian brand logo, it explores issues of race and migration in Italy, its surrounding, and beyond.

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Hollow, 2016, oil on styrofoam, 55 x 44 x 3,5 cm each

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All italian regular verbs, 2014, arbre magique, italian breeze scent, MARS, Milan, Italy

The scent-based installation investigates the sense of belonging as a key aspect of racial and ethnic identity.

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Shelter, 2015, painted iron and aluminium, wood, Operativa Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy

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Object oriented objects, 2014, painted iron, painted pvc, photographs, SeMA Nanji Residency, Seoul, South Korea

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cristiano tassinari, Fragile landscape, 2013, spray on paper, photographs, drawings, pvc, paper

Fragile landscape, 2013, spray on paper, photographs, drawings, pvc, paper

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Grid, 2012, painted iron (yellow-gray) 230 x 170 x 140 cm

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Displayer, 2013-14, spray on aluminium, found objects, 100 x 60 x 40 cm, MARS, Milan, Italy

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cristiano tassinari, Shinig plant, (with luminescent paint), plant, intermittent electric light, luminescent paint, 2008

Shining plant, 2008, plant, intermittent electric light, luminescent paint, Valentini Garden, Mantua, Italy

Shining plant is an intervention in a public garden that investigates the chance of transforming the perception of the nature by making visible an unexpected element into it.

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cristiano tassinari, To the end of surfaces, painted tin, painted plasterboard, flower, glass pot, 2013

To the end of surfaces, 2013, painted tin, painted plasterboard, flower, glass pot, VanDer Gallery, Turin, Italy

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American player, 2015, oil and collage on aluminum, 205 x 140 cm, Altes Postfuhramt West, Berlin, Germany

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Grid, 2013, painted iron, plastic found objects, 250 x 180 cm, Opificio delle Idee, Rovereto cristiano tassinari