Gianluca Craca was born in Milan in 1988.
He graduated with a BA in Painting and Visual Arts at NABA of Milan in 2012.
He is a member of “Collettivo F84” and co-founder of the association “Milano Printmakers”.
In July 2016 Craca has graduated in Printmaking at Royal College of Art in London.
Gianluca is now working in London as a printmaking technician at UCA, where he manages the intaglio and letterpress area, prepares workshops and inductions and assists students in the realisation of their projects.
Gianluca Craca’s practice is grounded in the dynamics of interpretation and manipulation of natural structures. Craca considers nature as a unified network, where human and nonhuman, organic and inorganic, energy and matter, engage continuously in a high level of complexity.
Every surface becomes a visual language that can be read and manipulated in different ways. In most of his works, Craca uses printmaking as a way of reading surfaces, creating points of contact and overlaying strata of visual languages. Printmaking also allows Craca to bring these elements to an alternative visibility where patterns, structures and textures lose their specific indexicality, becoming shapes and forms that could belong to any layer, micro or macro, of energy and matter. Craca is driven by the desire of questioning what a natural form is and how everything is part of the same system; from the smallest atoms in the body and beyond into society and the cosmos.
All prints are unframed, however the artist is happy to frame the pieces himself, prices ranging from £20 - £80 depending on size