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.