Gionata Gesi studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Firenze and after his debut in the world of cartoons he then decided to focus on painting and writing.
In 2001 he moved to Milan where as well as working with galleries, he also worked in public spaces signing off as Ozmo. Absolut chose Ozmo as its artist for its projects Absolut Wallpaper and Absolut Wall, two rather imposing wall paintings carried out in the Colonne di San Lorenzo in Milan and in the former abattoir in Testaccio, Rome. Among the artist’s other works are a public work covering more than 300 square metres in the historic centre of Danzig in Poland and yet another entitled ‘Big Fish Eats Small Fish’ created in London’s Shoreditch district, in the heart of international Street Art. This year a one-man show dedicated to his work is taking place at the Museo del Novecento in Milan.