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Giorgio Gost

1962

Born in 1962 in Italy, Gost is a self-proclaimed “conceptual contemporary” artist who’s popular Stop the Time! series of mixed media works takes comparisons of the economy of older, slower times with the hyper, instant gratification of today. He once said that, “Italy is a Republic based on work.” He began his art career in 1994 with the studies of metaphysics and the geometry of color through experimentation in abstract art with little success. But, it wasn’t until 2008 where he began to gain notoriety in the art world when his fully realized conceptual work was presented at art fairs in Italy by artist Maurizio Cattelan. And in 2011 the Biennale di Venezia showcased an exhibit of his Old Economy works to critical claim. His preferred materials for creating his art are physical everyday items such as shipping documents, coins, food, beer, wine, and others. He then seals these in a block of resin in order to preserve them for future generations of the next millennia to study and appreciate. One of his well known pieces, Pluri-Bolle! Percorso Nella Old Economy (The Path of the Old Economy), is a series of paper shipping manifests from 1981 and 1982, sealed in colored resin and fused together into one solid block. His inspirations are drawn from everyday life in Italy, colors, and simple practical items of little significance, but which may one day become a vital reminder of how things once were. Gost’s other passions besides creating art are music and dancing. He currently resides in Italy.


Giorgio Gost works

After Manzoni / Can

<p>Entitled After Manzoni, this work created by Giorgio Gost pays tribute to Italian artist Piero Manzoni whose father owned a cannery and once told his son: &ldquo;Your work is shit.&rdquo; The sm...

Stop the Time / Coins

<p>Italian artist Giorgio Gost&rsquo;s collage of his native country&rsquo;s monies (Lira/Euros) in a variety of denominations have been sealed in a resin casing for preservation, surrounded by a b...

After Fontana / Yellow

<p>This work entitled After Fontana is Italian artist Giorgi Gost&rsquo;s rendition of well-known artist Lucio Fontana minimalist works. The canvas produces the illusion of having been slashed four...

Stop the Time! / Ice

<p>Italian artist, Giorgio Gost created this piece as part of his Stop the Time! series. He takes three ice cream treats on a stick and seals them inside a resin casing so they will never melt or a...

After Fontana / Red

<p>Giorgio Gost&rsquo;s homage to the late famed Italian artist Lucio Fontana&rsquo;s slashed colored canvas series takes the then revolutionary concept a step further by sealing the piece inside a...

After Boetti / TLN

<p>Italian conceptual artist, Giorgio Gost created many memorable homages to his inspirations. This piece entitled After Boetti is named after the late artist Alighilirio Boetti known for his use o...

Stop the Time! / Keys

<p>Famed Italian conceptual artist Giorgio Gost is always innovating with his work. There are 20 antique skeleton keys which are sealed forever in thick resin and give the illusion that they are fl...

Stop the Time! / Candy and Cookies

<p>Italian artist Giorgio Gost&rsquo;s sweet treat collage mounts everything from candy to cookies to even tea, onto an off white canvas/frame and seals all of it inside a thick block of resin. Wha...

Stop the Time! / Transfromers

<p>Italian artist Giorgio Gost concepts are truly distinctive from everything else in the art world. Mr. Gost takes objects from a different era, in this case Transformers toys, and infuses them in...

Stop the Time / Watches

<p>A famous work from self-proclaimed &ldquo;conceptual contemporary&rdquo; Italian artist Giorgio Gost. Entitled Stop the Time, the fifteen watches displayed in the frame within a frame are encase...

After Boetti / IPA

<p>Giorgio Gost&rsquo;s piece entitled After Boetti is a tribute to Italian conceptual artist Alighierio Boetti who was part of the Arte Povera (poor art) movement during the 1960&rsquo;s. The arti...

After Fontana / Green

<p>This minimal yet complex work After Fontana from Giorgio Gost is his interpretation of renowned Italian sculptor/painter Lucio Fontana series of stylized Spatial Concept works. The idea behind i...

After Fontana / White

<p>Three slashes cut into a white canvas and sealed in resin for preservation as interpreted by Italian conceptual artist Giorgio Gost. This piece is part of a series of tributes to the groundbreak...


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