Gianni MOTTI was born in Italy in 1958. He lives and works in Geneva (CH).
The works of Gianni MOTTI are exceptional in every sense, in their form as much as in their content. Their effect is similar to a series of meticulous interventions, mostly outside the arts world, infiltrating reality or interfering with daily news in the media.
Gianni MOTTI is a genius in the appropriation and manipulation of ordinary day to day events which reverberate in forms of absurd and ironic interference and transform into an instrument of both social and political protest.
MOTTI is furthermore also a sort of artistic demiurge, claiming responsibility for the appearance of certain natural and accidental phenomena that go far beyond the limited actions of the human condition. His interventions concern everything from decision-making structures (as, for example, the UN) to sports events and natural phenomena.
For Gianni MOTTI, art competes with reality, in which it is profoundly anchored, becoming the material of reality or, quite simply, life itself.
Through the systematic transformation of these interventions into artistic gestures, Gianni MOTTI appraises the quip, ΄everything is art΄, made credible by the media that has fallen into the trap of its own ΄disinformation΄.
Beyond the timeliness of his actions, provoking momentary desorientations, his ironic and derisory interventions reflect on the produciton of meaning and the legitimization of art. Above all, MOTTI's works emphasize the fragility of our existence and indicate the absurd aspects of our beliefs and value systems.
Often humourous, MOTTI's work is transmitted not only through the media that assure his international reach but also through more local means - with MOTTI playing the single straw that furtively tries to break the impenetrable system's back. His greatest work is well and truly omnipotence.