Ozmo

About

Ozmo
Born in 1975 in Pontedera (Italy).

Ozmo (Gionata Gesi) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence. In the early 1990s, after initially starting out in the world of comics, he focused on painting and writing.

In 2001, the artist moved to Milan, where, in addition to his work in galleries, he worked in public spaces as Ozmo. Alongside a small group of friends, he laid the foundations for what would become Italian Street Art, and he is considered one of its undisputed pioneers.

For approximately a decade, Ozmo dedicated himself to the practice of writing before embarking on a journey that encompassed street art, contemporary art, and public art. Ozmo’s work draws inspiration from countless iconographic influences, bridging the gap between the ancient and the contemporary, through a continuous process of appropriation, reinterpretation, and graphic stylization.

Ozmo has created monumental public art interventions in major contemporary and urban art capitals around the world, including San Francisco, New York, Miami, Atlanta, Chicago, London, Berlin, Paris, Shanghai, Chengdu, Moscow, Saõ Paulo, Fortaleza, Havana, Cape Verde, Lugano, Beirut, Gdansk, Tunis, Milan, Rome, Ancona, Palermo, Bari, among others.

NEWS

Ozmo
Letter Z + Skull, 2023
Acrylic on recyled pvc
150 x 100 cm

Ozmo
Portrait of a Young Man in Red with Emerged Background, 2023
Acrylic on recyled pvc
82 x 66 cm

Ozmo
Elisabetta Gonzaga cutted and pimped, 2023
Acrylic on recyled pvc
100 x 70 cm

Ozmo
Grotesque Mask + work in progress tape, 2023
Acrylic on recyled pvc
200 x 150 cm

Ozmo
When the Saints Go Marching In, 2023
Acrylic on recyled pvc
100 x 70 cm

Ozmo
Grotesque Mask +psychopharmaceuticals, 2023
Acrylic on recyled pvc
200 x 150 cm

Ozmo
Piero della Francesca Looney Tunes le Mat, 2023
Acrylic on recyled pvc
70 x 50 cm

Ozmo
Letter O + Wheel of Fortune, 2023
Acrylic on recyled pvc
150 x 100 cm

Ozmo
Portrait of Agnolo Doni with Emerged Background, 2023
Acrylic on recyled pvc
100 x 70 cm

Amalgama. Un Viaggio Alchemico

Studio d’Arte Raffaelli

19 dicembre 2023 – 11 marzo 2024

The Tools of the Craft

The encounter between the art of OZMO and ARDA-KCWC, a small company devoted to experimenting with different textile techniques, both traditional and technological, gives birth to “The Tools of the Craft”, an exclusive woolen cloth where traditional craftsmanship and 2.0 creativity converge.
The artist’s original drawing was reworked pixel by pixel by Arda (820368 pixels in total), in order to optimize the adaptation for the jacquard loom.

The cloth, made of pure wool, was then hand felted to compact the stitches and create the carpet effect.

Ancient alchemical symbols are skilfully blended with icons of urban contemporaneity, representing a visual synthesis not only of the “Amalgama” exhibition, but also of OZMO’s entire poetics.

Ozmo

Ieri, Oggi, Domani

Quintino Sella – La Spezia

Since February 25, 2024

Ozmo

Extended Congress of the European Greens

Centre of Congress, Lyon

February 2 – February 4,2024

Ozmo

Glitched Gods of Olympus

Italian Cultural Institute of New York

January 17 – February 12, 2024

Ozmo

Transatlantica

Italian Cultural Institute of New York

November 14, 2023

Ozmo

Sophia

Roma

Monday October 9, 2023

Ozmo

Ghali’s Abum Cover

Release date “Album” May 26, 2017

Ozmo

Anamorfosi: l’opera pittorica di OZMO

In Castellina Marittima, Tuscany

August 28th, 2023

Ozmo

Eccentrici, Apocalittici, Pop. Inferno e delizia dell’arte contemporanea

Galleria Civica, Trento

19 giugno – 16 ottobre 2022

Ozmo

Un’opera di street art per il ritorno a scuola

Albisola Superiore, Liguria

Giugno 2021

Ozmo

Un murale, una cover e un numero per Willy Monteiro Duarte

Largo Aldo Moro, Paliano

15 settembre 2020

Ozmo

A Rieti il primo murale su un tribunale italiano

Piazza Vittorio Bachelet, Rieti

25 maggio 2019

Ozmo

Ozmo al Museo del 900

Museo del 900, Milano

2 febbraio 2012

Ozmo

Amalgama, 2023

Studio d’Arte Raffaelli