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 Courtesy of Tina Kim Gallery

Tina Kim Gallery is delighted to present an exhibition of new works by New York-based Italian artist Davide Balliano. For the artist’s first show at the gallery, Balliano will present several recent paintings created specifically for the exhibition. Inscribed with his austere vocabulary and minimalist forms, Balliano’s paintings display carefully synthesized elements that speak to the notion of proportion and consider humanity’s place in relationship to the power of the universe.

Grounded in the contemplation of nature and its overpowering dimensions, Balliano’s research reflects on the scale of the human condition, looking for its core mark through a process of aesthetic reduction. Engaging with abstract forms, Balliano looks at the complex structures of the cosmos, nature, and human-made systems in macro and micro scales, simplifying them to geometric morphemes – minimal units of a meaning that cannot be further divided...