Defined by some critics as an artist outside the canon, and
most of all outside the language and formula of contemporary art, since his
debut in 1996 with Fatica no.1, a site-specific audiovisual installation, he
has been working to unhinge the idea of space that is still perceived and
revolves around Euclidean parameters.
With an emphasis on video installation, he has manifested a
new attitude towards this medium, emphasizing and radically subverting the use
of sound and visual-architectonic reconfigurations that always reinvents
itself. A totally new, alien perspective.
Puppi conceives of his work as authentic “works in regress”,
which come into being after a long period of gestation spent inside the spaces.
The artist experiences the environment and establishes an almost carnal
relationship with it, assessing its limits and its potential.
The technologies used – video projectors, synchronizers,
amplifiers, sub woofers, speakers and microphones – serve to activate and
amplify our powers of perception, especially our visual and auditory ones. An integral part of the work, the viewer is
called upon to enter a new and de-familiarized spatial and sensory dimension.
His most important solo exhibitions include: Respira (Galleria Borghese, Rome 2017); Gotham Prize (Italian Cultural Institute, New York, 2015); 432 Hertz (Australian Experimental Art
Foundation, Adelaide, 2013); Happy Moms
(MAXXI, Rome, 2013); Blast
(MAGAZZINO, Rome, 2013); Fatica n. 23
(Galleria Nazionale, Rome, 2010); Fatica
n. 16 (HangarBicocca, Milan, 2008).
The most important group exhibitions in which he
has participated include: Cyfest (New
Media Center, New York, 2018), The Raft –
Art Is (Not) Lonely (Mu.Zee, Ostend, Belgium, 2018), 17 New Artists Integration (Jan Fabre Troubleyn/ Laboratorium,
Antwerp, 2015); El Topo (Nuit
Blanche, Paris, 2013); Digitalife – Human
connections (Ex-Gil/ MACRO Museum, Rome, 2012); Spheres 4 (Galeria Continua/ La Moulin, France, 2011/12); Taking Time (M.A.R.C.O. Museum, Vigo,
Spain, 2007); Tupper Und Video (Marta
Herford Museum, Germany, 2006).