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GUIDO BOTTAZZO

"My arts tell stories of a peaceful world where we observe the decline of the heavy metal structures representing the human chains, sometimes cultural, sometimes political and sometimes phisical. These chains fall and free that purity and excitement that has been the spark of us being children."

 

"As a designer myself, I have often felt like I was drawing products that often were just fulfilling the directions of marketing and just feeding consumerism. I have seen so many drawings created with hours of heart and passion that have not made it to production, and this experience has grown into me a new awareness. A desire grew into me to free my drawings from the logic of production and business."

  • Professor, industrial design, 2016–present, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah

  • Car designer, 2015, Pi–Makina

  • Car designer, 2015, Mercedes–Benz, Pi-Makina

  • Concept designer, 2015, Toyota

  • Car designer, 2012, Rolls Royce

  • Other designers, Iveco, Fiat, TaTa, BMW

 

Born in Padova City in north east of Italy, raised in a village of farms in the Venetian conuntry. At the age of 19 after attending the science high school, Guido moved to Venice where he would attend the Architecture University IUAV. He graduates in 2003 under the guidance of professor Luciano Semerani with a thesis that was the design of an experimental park for the production of clean energy, where some architectures were inspired by the work of Sir Norman Foster.

In 2005 Guido moved to Los Angeles to study transportation design. Here he would attend Art Center College of Design and would get to know the work of relevant professors such as John Velazko and Richard Pietruska, who would become great source of inspiration.

In 2007 he moves back to Italy where he would meet the designer Francesco barbi and together they started the design studio Barbi Bottazzo, a design laboratory active to provide industrial design solutions to clients.

HONOURS

2016: Industrial design professor at Scad the Savannah

College of Art and Design.

2014: Lead designer of Helicopter AVICAC3X2, exhibited

at Zuhai Airshow, China.

2014: Young and Design winner, Milano, Italy.

2013: Finalist at the Premio Arte Laguna, Venice, Italy.

2012: Finalist at the Rosso Ferrari per l'Arte, Rome, Italy.

2006: Art Center College of Design gallery with the

project Tremion.

2005: Guest designer at the Monster Garage - Pasta

Ferrari episode, Los Angeles, USA.

2005: Designer of the Trophees for the Petersehen

automotive Museum annual celebration event,

Los Angeles.

2003: Graduation with honour at the IUAV Venice, Italy.

EXHIBITIONS

2019, Contemporary Art Talent Show, ARTE PADOVA, Italy.

2019, ART BEIJING 2019 at the Frogman Art Gallery, China.

2016, TUFFLFANTASTICI at the Hilton Garden Inn Gallery in Mestre, Venice.

2015, ITALIAN BITES at the Mezzaluna Palace in the UAE.

2015, PASSAGGI DI LUCE at the Palazzo Zenobio, Venice.

2014, ROSSO FERRARI PER L'ARTE, Rome, Italy.

2013, PREMIO ARTE LAGUNA, at the Arsenale, Venice.

2013, PREMIO CASCELLA, Pescara, Italy.

THE-TIME-MACHINE
BERLIN-1989
DIVING THE BLUE
Steam Boat
BALLE-DA-CORSA
16-scaled
MODENA
Flying Donkey
Noahs Ark
MIGRAZIONE_edited
Scaled
JZ
ROSSO SAN MARCO
Ruspa
Mother
Mirage
Life Towers
LA RE’ SURRECTION
Autogrill
Alpini
THE DREAMS MACHINE