Today’s world is driven largely by the pursuit of perfection, with over the top existences being presented as standard in both traditional and social media. The social-economic system driving our modern world does not tolerate error. For this reason, many of us increasingly mystify our lives, cautiously hiding anything that could be perceived as a stumble or downfall. We pretend everything is perfect in our lives when we are all very aware that it’s not, blinding ourselves from seeing the unwanted (but true) feelings that we experience.

In SCARS—Everything You Are, Sante Visioni seeks to investigate these hidden sides of our lives and self-consciousness by presenting a multi-disciplinary body of work built on an honest assessment of his own mistakes, faults, and regrets. Taking inspiration from the Japanese practice of Kintsugi, the artist presents us with his personal “wall of shame”, highlighting his own flaws and failures as a means of growing into a better and stronger person. Visioni’s work invites the audience to join him in stepping out of their comfort zones and becoming more true to themselves, growing and connecting with one another by discovering, sharing, and learning from the scars we all secretly keep hidden.


Sante Visioni

Having graduated as an Industrial Engineer from the University of Florence (Italy), Sante Visioni's artistic exploration mainly focuses on the concept of 'balance'. By investigating the tension which can be created by opposite forces, he explores how such contrasts can be used to express our inner feelings. While keeping this at the core of his production, he aims at providing immersive experiences which go beyond the pure visual display, by letting both the audience and himself also engage with sound and other mediums. This exploration of interaction, which often enters into the scope of physical contact, had a fundamental inception in 2010, when he became a member of DPG, an Italian based electro-punk band, and started painting during live acts surrounded by the crowd. The spontaneity and immediacy of those moments are still a vivid part of his creative process.

Strongly believing in the power of mutual influence, even between fields usually disconnected, he pursues projects and collaborations with other artists, fostering the opportunity for the community to delve into hybrid outcomes. Besides his studio activity, he carries on live performances and street interventions, while also collaborating with established brands. 

Sante Visioni currently lives and works in Tokyo.