SOLO EXHIBITION BY ROBERTO MARCHIORI

Thursday 4 December 2014 PAINTING 5.30 pm – admission free

He began to teach himself to draw as a sixteen-year-old electronics student. However, rather than a typical sheet of paper, he would find walls around the city to decorate as dusk was falling. A proponent of “street art”, then, to love or to loathe, depending on your point of view. After a few years, he would swap the street for a studio and dedicate himself to painting with oils on panel, self-taught once again, giving reign to his visionary side, free from rules and lessons: “imaginary characters, a little bit melancholy, a little bit comical, childish, women from another age, characters in surreal situations.” These the words, describing his own work, of a young Venetian artist who turned his back on electronics to explore other paths to a career and creative fulfilment: first as a draughtsman in a Treviso workshop, then as a worker in an art foundry in the same city, where he would meet, and work for, a number of different artists. He spent an instructive five years there before his recent departure to dedicate himself full time to painting and sculpture. His exhibitions include a show at the Capuchin Church in Burano, where he would meet the artist Andrea Tagliapietra. He lives and works in Venice.
Curated by Emanuele Horodniceanu
On display until 19 December

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