After a marathon photo session with his subject, Giobbi prints thousands of photographs. He then tears the prints and glues them, piece by piece, layer upon layer, to create the image. What follows is a series of collages on aluminum panels.
Giobbi’s work is deeply psychological: portraits at once linear and composed, then abrupt and splintered. One is left with the notion of witnessing an intense, virtually operatic compression of moments, catharsis and myth: an intimate viewing of entropy.
A recipient of Guggenheim, NEA and NYFA fellowships, Giobbi was a prolific composer of classical music for fifteen years before turning to visual art. The notion of time and simultaneity in the development of musical ideas has become a central theme in his fractured, stop-frame images.
Chambliss Giobbi lives and works in New York City.
Chambliss Giobbi grew up in Katonah, NY and received a B.F.A. in Music Composition from Boston University. A recipient of Guggenheim, NEA and NYFA fellowships, Giobbi was a composer of classical music before turning to visual art. He has bridged notions of time and simultaneity in the development of musical ideas to become a central theme in his fractured, stop-frame images.
In addition to participating in VOLTA NY in 2010, Giobbi has exhibited in numerous museums, including The National Portrait Gallery, (D.C.), The Katonah Museum of Art, The Kohler Art Center, The National Academy Museum, The Islip Art Museum, and is in the permanent collection of the Museo De Bellas Artes in Santander, Spain. His gallery exhibitions include MiTO, (Barcelona), HALLWALLS, Jack The Pelican Presents and Artists Space. His work has been reviewed by the New York Times and has been featured in Bomb Magazine, SLEEK Magazine and FlashArt online.