Filippo Minelli

Jun 29, 2016

Emerging artist of the week

For our Emerging Artist of the Week series, we had the pleasure to talk with Italian artist Filippo Minelli. We met him during the opening of his current exhibition Bold Statements at Ruttkowski;68 gallery in Cologne. He shared his favourite artists as well as his questions on identity and aesthetics.

Minelli_profileWertical: How do you describe your art to somebody who has never seen one of your work?
Filippo Minelli: It’s a mash up of political and commercial aesthetics, where contemporary landscape research and daily-routine blur with various representations of an inner landscape.

WE: Where did you study?
FM: At Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan, department for New Medias.

WE: What did university and your professors give to you?
FM: It was a weird experience indeed, but it offered me the possibility of studying aesthetic fields I wasn’t considering before. And I learned how to relate technology to the artistic process; stuff I don’t actually use much but which framed my interests. I also met a bunch of very talented artists at university. This was probably the most interesting experience.

WE: What are you currently working on?
FM: I’m working on a series much related to identity and the way how governments deal with it, it is a process involving dark web and physical landscape.

WE: What are your three artists to watch?
FM: Timur Si-Qin, Sasha Kurmaz and Devin Troy Strother.

WE: What will your artist career look like in five years?
FM: It definitely won’t look like a career.




Filippo Minelli