Artists list

Dario Brevi

Portrait picture of Dario Brevi Dario Brevi loves to remould forms with a playful and decorative spirit, loves to play on the duplicity between artifical and natural, iconic and aniconic, with the rhythmic dualism of fullness and emptiness, giving life to new perceptual modalities of the images. His works are realised through a studied combination of chromatic thickening with curvilinear lines, carved and modeled within his chosen material, MDF (medium-density fibreboard), and then covered with varnishes and acrylic enamels to create a translucent patina that makes one forget the original hardness of the material. His subjects transport one to the world of consumerism and its plasticised icons (such as the portraits of Marylin and Audrey Hepburn), but also to the Milan of the '80s, glamourous and fashionable, in which the artist grew up.

Dario Brevi was born in Limbiate (Milan) in 1955. After graduating from the Liceo Artistico of Brera, he obtains a degree in architecture from the Politecnico of Milan in 1978. In the '80s he took part in the artistic movement "New Futurism", characterised by a decisive return to "making art" and by the creation of "artistic objects" in particular using materials of industrial derivation, in contrast with the premise of conceptual art. He has held solo shows and participated in collective exhibitions in Italy and abroad (Barcelona, London, Madrid, Nice, Bruxelles, Helsinki, Havana). He lives and works in Limbiate.

Solo shows:

2018
Ombra e Luce, D'Haudrecy Art Gallery, Knokke-Heist (BE)

2017
Erbario – Bestiario. Gianluca Corona – Claude Jammet, Galleria Cristina Busi, Chiavari (IT)

2016
Confronti – Gianluca Corona e Emanuele Dascanio, Galleria PUNTO SULL'ARTE, Varese (IT)
Poesia del Quotidiano, D'Haudrecy Art Gallery, Knokke-Heist (BE)
Gianluca Corona, Fondazione Federica Galli, Milano (IT)

2015
Quattro Stagioni, Salamon & Co Fine Arts, Milano (IT)

2014
Il canto delle cose mute, D'Haudrecy Art Gallery, Knokke-Heist (BE)

2013

 Nove Sfumature di Colore, Salamon & Co Fine Arts, Milano (IT)

2012

Gianluca Corona, Galleria Cristina Busi, Chiavari

Evoluzione, Salamon & Co Fine Arts, Milano (IT)

2011
Corona e Nannini – Di Cielo e di Terra. La Grande Pianura, a cura di V. Cwalinski, Galleria Forni, Bologna (IT) 

Workshop, Salamon & Co Fine Arts, Milano (IT)

2010

Luci e Ombre, Circolo Culturale Il Triangolo, Cremona (IT)

2008

L'incanto dell'oscurità, Studio Forni, Milano (IT)

2006

 Disïato Frutto, Studio Forni, Milano (IT)

2003 

Ritratti, Figure, Nature Morte, a cura di P.C. Marani, Palazzo Farnese, Piacenza (IT)

2002

Luce Forma Mistero, Le Segrete di Bocca, Milano (IT)

2000

Elogio della Bellezza, a cura di C. Franza, Basilica di San Carlo al Corso, Milano (IT)

1997 

Dipinti e Disegni, Libreria Bocca, Milano (IT)

Group shows:

2018
<20 15x15/20x20 | Collezione PUNTO SULL'ARTE 2018, Galleria PUNTO SULL'ARTE, Varese (IT)

2017
MAM – Mostra a Milano, Galleria PUNTO SULL'ARTE, Milano (IT)
GrandArt, Salamon & Co Fine Arts, Milano (IT)
ATTORNO AL VETRO e il suo riflesso nella pittura, Centro Candiani, Mestre (IT)

2016
St-Art, Salamon & Co Fine Arts, Strasbourg (FR)

2015
St-Art, Salamon & Co Fine Arts, Strasbourg (FR)
Non Solo Vero, Palazzo Einaudi, Chivasso – Torino (IT)
Il Cibo, Nutrimento per gli Occhi, Oratorio di S. Cristoforo, Piacenza (IT)
Phisis, Silvano Lodi InArt Gallery, Lugano (CH)

2014 

Art Verona, Salamon & Co Fine Arts, Verona
 (IT)
ArteFiera, Galleria Forni, Bologna
 (IT)
Antiqua, Salamon & Co Fine Arts, Genova
 (IT)
Foire d'Art Contemporain ART UP, Galleria Forni, Lille
 (FR)
Olympia. International Art & Antiques Fair, Salamon & Co Fine Arts, Londra
 (UK)
Art Nocturne Knocke, D'Haudrecy Art Gallery, Knokke-Zoute (BE)

2013 

Art Verona, Galleria Forni, Verona (IT) 

FlashBack, Salamon & Co Fine Arts, Torino (IT) 

Naturales Quaestiones, Palazzo dell'Arengario, Monza (IT) 

Contrasti. Dialoghi dal figurativo al concettuale, Galleria Benappi, Torino (IT) 

St-Art, Galleria Forni, Strasburgo
 (FR)
Cibo per gli occhi, Barbara Frigerio Contemporary Art, Milano
 (IT)
Olympia. International Art & Antiques Fair, Salamon & Co Fine Arts, Londra
 (UK)
Arte in Terapia, a cura di Alberto D'Atanasio, Ex Museo Archeologico, Spoleto – Perugia (IT) 

64° Premio Michetti. La bellezza necessaria, Museo Michetti, Palazzo San Domenico, Francavilla al Mare – Chieti (IT) 

Art Nocturne Knocke, D'Haudrecy Art Gallery, Knokke-Zoute (BE)

2012 

Fiera Internazionale AAF, Salamon & Co Fine Arts, Milano (IT) 

Art Nocturne Knocke, D'Haudrecy Art Gallery, Knokke-Zoute (BE)

2011

Fiera Internazionale AAF, Salamon & Co Fine Arts, Milano (IT)
Les Arbres, Galleria Forni, Bologna (IT) 

Fiera Internazionale AAF, Salamon & Co Fine Arts, Amsterdam (IT) 

Finis Valtellinae?, a cura di P. Lesino e G.M. Prati, Palazzo Pretorio, Sondrio (IT) 

Il mito del vero, a cura di P. Lesino e G.M. Prati, Situation, Spazio Guicciardini, Milano (IT) 

54° Biennale Venezia 2011, a cura di V. Sgarbi, Palazzo Te, Padiglione Lombardia, Mantova
 (IT)
ArteFiera, Salamon & Co Fine Arts, Verona
 (IT)
MiaMi, Salamon & Co Fine Arts, Palazzo Giureconsulti, Milano (IT) 

Nature Redivive, a cura di G.M. Prati e P. Lesino, Palazzo Guidobono, Tortona – Alessandria (IT)

2010

 L'urlo del Silenzio, Le Gallerie dei Gerosolimitani, Perugia (IT)

2009
Contemplazioni, a cura di A. Agazzani, Castel Sismondo, Rimini (IT) 

Ut Pictura Poesis, a cura di E. Cavallo, Centro di Promozione Culturale Le Muse, Andria (IT) 

Una finestra sul mondo, a cura di A. Agazzani, Museo Diocesano, Catania (IT) 

MiArt, Studio Forni, Milano (IT)

2008 

Flowers, Studio Forni, Milano (IT) 

MiArt, Studio Forni, Milano (IT)

2007 

Arte Italiana 1968 – 2007 Pittura, a cura di V. Sgarbi, Palazzo Reale, Milano
 (IT)
58° Premio Michetti. Nuovi realismi, a cura di M. Sciaccaluga, Palazzo San Domenico, Francavilla al Mare – Chieti (IT) 

Nuovi Pittori della Realtà, a cura di M. Sciaccaluga, PAC, Milano
 (IT)
MiArt, Studio Forni, Milano (IT)

2006 

Flowers, Galleria d'Arte Contemporanea di Palazzo Ducale, a cura di P. Donini e D. Del Moro, Pavullo nel Frignano – Modena (IT)
Flowers, Galleria Forni, Bologna (IT) 

MiArt, Studio Forni, Milano (IT)

2005 

MiArt, Studio Forni, Milano (IT)

2004 

Silenzi, La natura morta contemporanea tra l'Italia e i Paesi Bassi, Galleria Rob Smeets, Milano (IT)

2003 

Premio Cairo Communication, Palazzo della Permanente, Milano (IT) 

Innesti Contemporanei, Associazione Il Salotto di Milano, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Milano (IT)

2002

 Nature morte, a cura di A. Riva, Galleria del Tasso, Bergamo (IT)

2000 

Sui generis, a cura di A. Riva, PAC, Milano (IT)

Prizes:

  • 2012 » Vincitrice del 1° Premio Opera Le vie dell'acqua, Chiostro della Biblioteca Oriani, Ravenna (I)
  • 2012 » Vincitrice del 1° Premio Opera Le vie dell'acqua, Magazzini del Sale, Cervia, Ra (I)
  • 2011 » Vincitrice Premio Ora, Associazione culturale Radar, San Donà di Piave, Ve (I)
  • 2008 » Cammina con l'Arte: Vincitrice del Primo Premio Stonefly, nell'ambito della mostra dall'Accademia alla Fornace, Fornace di Asolo, Tr (I)
  • 2008 » Vincitrice di tre Premi speciali per la Sezione Scultura, Premio Arte Laguna, Fondazione Benetton, Palazzo Bomben, Treviso (I)
  • 2007 » Vincitrice di due Premi Speciali, Premio Arte Laguna, Museo di Santa Caterina, Treviso (I)
  • 2006 » Pagine Bianche d'Autore, Premio e Segnalazione Giuria per il Veneto, (I)
  • 2006 » Il Giardino delle Forme, Premio Arturo Martini, Scultura Veneta Contemporanea, chiostro della chiesa di S. Francesco, Treviso (I)

Alessandra Redaelli

Matthias Verginer. Riding the tiger.

Matthias Verginer followed his father's footsteps, that Willy Verginer, who turned two-colour wood into his personal sign and chose that material, reinterpreted through sudden cuts of bright colour, to narrate a humanity filled with poetry. Matthias kept the material, the light and smooth limewood, but chose the irony of pop language. Whether within Busti, maybe the most classic series of his production, it might be perceived a certain acceptance to the most traditional configuration of sculpture – and the irony is expressed by the excessive or symbolic clothes, hats or accessories –, it is within Ironic sculptures that the artist from Alto Adige really manifests his true voice. The main characters are a man and a woman (he is slim, whereas she is happily chubby), mostly naked, sometimes represented like a cute couple holding hands, with the bodies burnt from the sun and the white lines of the swimsuits, often accompanied by animals. The result is a sort of a cartoon Eden, where the joy of living is actualized through a cheerful harmony between humanity and nature, a wild primitive context where violence is not included and if a girl rides a beast or pulls the tail of a tiger is just for fun. Deeply focused upon details, perfectly able to camouflage, the artist plays with our perceptions by confusing us, through overturning of proportions and precise chromatic choices, like the one of leaving the body of the girl in natural wood colour, while painting the animal with vibrant and not completely plausible hues, HD colours which leave us balancing between reality and fairy tale. Even from a stylistic point of view, the works by Matthias Verginer are an intriguing game of balances and volumes, renaissance geometries (the curvilinear body of the girl) and lines. A clever divertissement that, behind a bubbly joie de vivre, conveys messages about our conflicting relationship with Mother Nature, and our need of recovering our most genuine nature.

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