Ambrogio Galbiati was born in Milan (Italy). He lives in Paris. 

After his studies at the Academies of Milan and Munich, Ambrogio Galbiati devoted himself for several years to the task of reflecting on painting. It was watercolor that gave him the means for this research.

In 1977, he arrived in Paris and from 1979 onwards began to produce paintings with a gradual preference for large formats.
At the beginning of the 1980’s, the examination and study of the paintings of a prehistoric grotte led him to rethink the terms of his activity.
He then developed a particular interest for questions of space in relation to his painting. See, among his studies, the publications indicated on the site.
After a period of questionings and studies on the paintings of the past, he took up watercolors again in 2006 and then returned to painting canvases.


“  Ambrogio Galbiati’s work is all-of-a-piece: one does not take a line, one takes the poem. There is a blind spot in his painting. Has the surface been painted? Then, the painting appears to be a glimmer of light that emerges and questions: where does the light come from?   
Interview with Jean Daviot 2016. Paris
“  Despite its delicateness, this work of art is not elegant. One has to look at it with one’s eyes free to rediscover its very first movements, its impulses, its desire. If there is a certain beauty, it resides in the exquisite savagery of the eye, inits rectitude. 
Antoine Graziani 1995. Catalogue of the exhibition at the Gallery Annie Laget, L’isle-Sur-la-Sorgue.
 The color plays on its being-milieu. It is what we call light; but here, the color is the interior of the light, its private conversation. What can we say about this interior?    
Ambrogio Galbiati’s painting presents it as background. The color is thus a preparation for space, and the background is no longer the white of the canvas, a stage on which trajectories of colors are produced. 
Antoine Graziani 1987. Catalogue of the exhibition at Quai Grands Cargos. Fort de France

“  In a process of undoing, this painting advances from the backgrounds, from the distant horizons that we cannot touch. To achieve this, Galbiati chooses to unlearn, to forget his craft in order to fix a moment that is particularly difficult to grasp, that preceding the formation of the sign. Now we are lost, the painting becomes less learned and calculated, distances itself from imitation, becomes more primitive and blind. 

Jean Paul Marcheschi 1981Exposition Pantha Arte. Como, Italie

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