Giandomenico Tonatiuh Pellizzi, (Tlayacapan, Mexico, 1978)
Better known as G.T. Pellizzi, his background in architecture set straight lines in building construction in his work, his references from the artist’s explorations of the social constructs compares projections and predictions of the future made within the financial system with the same in ancient Greek myths, astrology and the I Ching, all complex systems constructed to make sense of reality. Monochromatic canvases and lines create the concepts at play behind the sometimes minimal façade of the pieces on display. Themes of gentrification and city transformation come to mind.
Pellizzi attended St. Johns College, Santa Fe, New Mexico, studying literature and philosophy before going on to the Channin School of Architecture at Cooper Union, NYC. Pellizzi co-founded and was involved in art collectives like, The Bruce High Quality Foundation, with whom he exhibited at the Whitney Museum of Art and MoMA PS1 in New York, Centre Pompidou in Paris and PAC Murcia, among others. He currently lives and works between New York City and Mexico.