Gianluca Lattuada

Milan - Madrid


Through his works, Lattuada explores universal themes such as eroticism, strength, violence, fragility, and the transience of life (memento mori). His art reflects a restless and melancholic state of mind characterized by hidden desires, anxieties, and existential discomfort, as well as a constant search for transcendence in relation to the other.

The viewer is confronted with their own shadow, where the flesh of the body becomes the protagonist, symbolizing the fragility of life. Often, the faces are not recognizable, indicating that we are all equal regardless of time, geographic origin, age, and social condition.

Lattuada frequently references literature, cinema, music, and underground and urban culture, creating a puzzle that the viewer can decode and reconstruct using their own personal tools to find meaning in the work and the message it conveys, in a continuous process of intimate and spiritual tension.

In other words, "Through references to the past, Lattuada can find spotlights that help him shed light on the present, revealing new meanings previously unknown. In this way, the artwork, intended as a testimony of the present, acts as a medium between a before and an after, managing to guide the viewers' gaze in a specific - and new - direction." (Pontormo, monograph, p.127, "Tra genio e Follia" series, La Repubblica, 2023).

His unique language and search sets him apart from other artists of his generation, able to "illuminate the present in an innovative way with the energy, forms, and meanings of the past." (Pontormo, monograph, p.128, "Tra genio e follia" series, La Repubblica, 2023).

Press and publications

Project "Conversations" at Prado Museum of Madrid - LaSexta
Pontormo, monografia, pp.127-128, collana "Tra genio e follia" curata da Vittorino Andreoli, La Repubblica (2023)
ANSA Mondo - Urban art exhibition Alonso Martinez, Madrid

Radio Nacional EspaƱa RNE-RTVE interview

Al-tiba9 Contemporary Art Magazine - 10 Questions with Gianluca Lattuada interview

ABC Cultural - Remitente bien conocido (Jul 22)

Al-tiba9 - Art Magazine Issue 12 (Jan 23)

Al-tiba9 Collector's Art Book Vol.02

Pepper Magazine Vol.1 no.9 (Texas, US)

Flora Fiction, Fall 2022 - Art and literary magazine (US)

Spellbinder, Fall 2022 - A Quarterly Literary and Art Magazine (UK)


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