Guglielmo Castelli was born in Turin in 1987, where he lives and works.
Gugliemo Castelli's research is mainly reflected in the pictorial field and manifests a hybrid and delicate iconographic universe, in which bodies and objects merge seamlessly into one another. The figures, in their measuring themselves without constraints with space, glide over neutral backgrounds or visions of unfamiliar landscapes, which flow before the eyes like flashes of light, clouds after dusk and wind-churned vegetation. Fluid and relaxed, the line thickens into material clots, capable of giving a face to melancholy, amazement and wonder, while his characters melt into chromatic accents that are sometimes gentle and sometimes cruel, suspended in unlikely postures that are made reflection of being in the world in unstable equilibrium.
His work has been the protagonist of numerous exhibitions in institutional spaces in Italy and abroad, including the Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin - where he completed a one-year residency in 2018, the Museum of Contemporary Art Rome - with a six-month residency (2014), the Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain de Saint Étienne Métropole (2016), the Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna (2016), the Museum of Contemporary Art of Lissone (2016), the Schauwerk Sindelfingen (2014) and the Petit Palais in Paris (2013).
Winner of the special prize for painting the Combat Prize (2015) and finalist in the VAF Foundation Award (2014) and the Prix Canson (2013), he was recently included among the 30 most influential artists under 30 in Europe by the American magazine Forbes.