Giovanni Mobilio Showcases Latest Work in Solo Exhibition at Gallery F 92

Posted by on Apr 8, 2019 in Blog

Imaginative and colorful paintings on unexpected mediums inspired by Berlin

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Gallery F 92 in Prenzlauer-Berg will be showcasing an exhibition of paintings by Berlin-based artist Giovanni Mobilio during the months of May and June. The collection, entitled “sweater vest hall of fame” includes powerfully imagined oil paintings both large and small, rendered on a wide variety of materials such as linen, wood panels, and nautical maps. 

The exhibition showcases work inspired by Giovanni’s everyday life in Berlin. “I am into the textures of the dirty sidewalk with gum all over it, or the way graffiti looks in our amazing city of Berlin,” said Mobilio. “When I see a color combination done on a colorful wall by a graffiti artist, I will take a photo or do a little sketch of it and bring it back to my studio all excited to use chrome green on violet just to see what comes about.” He likes to believe that what he paints is unique and all his own vision, but when cornered and asked, he will proudly admit that he is an “anti-depressionist.”

The artist will be on hand for the exhibition’s opening party on Friday, May 3 at 7 p.m., with the show running through Friday, June 28. Gallery F 92 is located at Fehrbelliner Str. 92. Public viewing hours are Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Recent exhibitions by Giovanni include a public showing of some of his colorful and mesmerizing paintings inside Berlin’s U-Bahn. In addition to his latest exhibition of recent works, he is completing original illustrations for an upcoming children’s book.

Giovanni Mobilio is a Berlin-based painter and children’s book illustrator. Raised in the Southern United States, he moved to Hamburg in 2008 to try his luck in the Old World. While there, he was involved in yearly solo shows and group exhibitions, including “Support Your Local Heroes” at Gallery Halb-Acht. After a stint as artist in residence at the Heiko Beck Gallery (Spring 2012), he gravitated to Berlin in 2016.