“All materials tirelessly communicate stories and support our society and our world as we know it”.
Luca Gnizio, born in 1981 in Lodi, created a new field of professional expertise in 2009: the ECOSOCIAL artist. His pioneering approach is now internationally recognised. Thanks to his artistic and technical training as an industrial designer and his commitment to safeguarding the environment, Gnizio's works made with recycled industrial waste materials have given rise to an innovative artistic trend that embodies ecological and social purposes.Taking the principle of the three "RRRs" - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - to a new level, Gnizio's innovative approach is not confined to an in-depth study of the individual company concerned. By underlining the importance of the wider community, he has successfully grouped and involved local and multinational companies together with community associations to bring about ecological circular economy projects and hence his ECOSOCIALLY neologism. Gnizio's projects include his Levi Jeans project, which involved 300 shops and associations for young people with disabilities, prisoners and the unemployed; the Cosmave project for recycling marble dust, once again involving community associations and over 80 companies and the joint BMW and SGL Carbon Group project, from which Gnizio has obtained two of his patents for ecological innovation:FORSOUL - The first ever crystal ball incorporating fabric (recycling of carbon fibre), now on permanent display in the prestigious Murano Glass Museum.FORBLACKLIGHT – From the recycling of carbon, Gnizio obtained the first water-repellent fabric to become transparent, earning the artist the "Eccellenze della Lombardia 2019" award and a place in the prestigious Adi Design Index 2019.Since May 2018, Gnizio has exhibited "DannunziEco: l’impuro dannunziano" in the Vittoriale degli Italiani museum. A monumental work that was defiant in its use of scraps of dirty paper obtained during the restoration of the historic walls of the Vittoriale complex.For three years as of January 2021, in circulation overseas through the diplomatic-consular network and the Italian Cultural Institutes with the exhibition: 3CODESIGN, called by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, curated by Silvana Annicchiarico.The living installation Forlife, by Luca Gnizio, was created as part of the Futura 2023 - Bergamo Brescia Capital of Culture project, using industrial waste from Italian manufacturers and thanks to the involvement of community associations and cooperatives.It is a unique experience which transcends and rewrites the concept of beauty in no uncertain terms to show that waste, produced in abundance by the fabric of the local economy, is the new raw material. In the middle is the tree of life, which feeds and thrives on that fabric.
RECYCLE WITH GENIUS, TO TRANSFORM WHAT YOU THOUGHT WERE JUST WASTE MATERIALS INTO A NEW AND VALUABLE COMMERCIAL RESOURCE AND ECOLOGICAL HELP.