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Avanzi Paolo

Paolo Avanzi
it Italy

Date of birth : 1958
Category : Painting (691) , Mixed Media (12) , Design (6)
Average Price : $6.21 - $1,615.12
709 Artworks - View all artworks »
Artist's estimate : $745.44

"Eclettico" è forse il termine che meglio si addice a Paolo Avanzi. Difficile trovare una definizione che lo inquadri in modo compiuto. Un'anima inquieta che non si è tirata indietro di fronte a nulla che non gli desse un qualche stimolo emotivo o intellettuale. Studi classici, pianoforte al conservatorio, laurea in psicologia, esperienze di organizzazione aziendale, scrittura creativa e infine la pittura.
Per oltre una decina d'anni si è dedicato alla scrittura di racconti e romanzi, senza aver trovato una forma soddisfaciente che lo appagasse, a parte quella derivante dall'affinamento di un certo spirito critico.
L'incontro con le arti figurative avvenne quasi per caso nel bel mezzo della revisione di un romanzo che non ebbe poi sbocco editoriale.
Dagli acquerelli al materiale plastico, dagli olii agli acrilici in un continuo andirivieni fra figurativo e informale per approdare alla fine ad un figurativo dalle connotazioni intimamente informali. Probabilmente è nel tentativo di trovare un connubio tra tante diverse tensioni che si ravvisa il motivo trascinante e al tempo stesso il filo conduttore dell'impegno di questo artista. Questa molteplicità di esperienze gli ha permesso assumere una prospettiva distante dai canoni della formazione accademica. Ma d'altra parte è proprio questa ansia di sperimentare continuamente a evitare ad Avanzi il rischio di cadere nella routine tipica dell'artista professionista che ripete i propri canoni all'infinito perché glielo richiede il mercato, stimolandolo anzi a mettersi continuamente in gioco.
A ben vedere la stessa pittura come area creativa sembra stargli un po' stretta, se è vero che lui in parallelo ha ripreso a cimentarsi nella composizione musicale e in quella letteraria. Non è un caso che nelle ultime mostre l'esposizione dei suoi lavori è stata abbinata a improvvisazioni dal sapore jazz al pianoforte e alla presentazione dei suoi libri di storie fitte di mistero.
In fondo nella concezione creativa di Paolo Avanzi musica e letteratura non sono dimensioni estranee a quella figurativa, ma piuttosto aspetti complementari di un'unica prospettiva, tesa ad assimilare e integrare un principio di contraddizione interno, prima ancora che esterno, a questo suo variegato mondo.



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Biographical note

Paolo Avanzi, born in 1958 in a city near Venice and living in Milan, is an eclectic Italian artist. He made experiences in different cultural areas (piano music, literary studies, creative writing, psychology etc) before approaching visual arts.

Artistic self-taught, his production started in 2000 with the usage of several materials (plastic, wood, glass) for informal and abstract artworks inspired by Pollock and Burri. Since 2005 he developed an experimental figuration based on like-mirror effects. In such painting the represented human figures seem perceived through a fragmented mirror.

His latest production "Post Pop Art" is inspired by Italian masters of Pop-Art (Mario Schifano, Tano Festa etc). Paolo Avanzi thank to his eclectic background is able to approach each subject displaying an unique emotional energy.

He had participated since 2003 to many solo and collective exhibitions both in Italy and abroad by Galleries and Institutions. He had also participated to important Italian Contemporary Art Fairs and International Art Fairs as well (as in Miami, New York, Innsbruck).

Artist self-statement

Paolo Avanzi is an emerging Italian artist. He is arrived to the visual arts, after several experiences in different area (such as psychology, music, creative writing, organization, computer graphics) which enable himself to achieve a multi-disciplinary approach to the artistic creativeness. His recent production is based on computer painting techniques applied to Pop Art. This approach determines a distortion of traditional perspective that influences not only the colors but also the forms and dimensions of the object. In such direction the artist intends to develop his research in order to revitalize the Pop Art by contributions of abstractist matrix.
Paolo Avanzi in the last years participated to several solo and collective exhibitions and art fair both in Italy and abroad. His artworks are also exhibited in many international virtual galleries on web.

Collective Exhibitions

- Participation to collective Alliance 421 by Spazio Intelvi - Dizzasco - (7 - 23 July 2013)

- Participation to collective Micro vs Macro by Galleria Weart di Uboldo - Varese - (24 May - 7 June 2013)

- Participation to collective of modern and contemporary art by Galleria il Quadrifoglio di Rho - (2 - 16 February2013)

- Participation to Fiera Arte Cremona 2013 - stand Emmediarte (8 - 10 February 2013)

- Participation to Fiera Arte Bergamo 2013 - stand Emmediarte (13 - 16 Gennaio 2013)

- Participation to collective "Pro-vocazioni - 4 artisti a confronto" by Galleria Emmediarte di Milano - 12 December 2012 - 26 January 2013

- Participation to Fiera Arte Reggio Emilia 2012 - stand Emmediarte (7 - 10 Deember 2012)

- Participation to Fiera Arte Padova 2012 - stand Emmediarte (9-12 November 2012)

- Participation to Fiera dell'Antiquariato - Villa Castelbarco di Vaprio d'Adda - 13 - 20 October 2012

- Collective "Profili femminili dal secondo novecento ad oggi" by Spazio Intelvi 11 di Dizzasco (CO) - 8 - 14 October 2012

- Collective "Pittura veneta dal secondo novecento ad oggi" by Spazio Intelvi 11 di Dizzasco (CO) - 8 - 29 September 2012

- Collective "Arte italiana contemporanea" by Burgersaal di Costanza - Germania - 31 July - 11 August 2012

- Collective "Monti e pennelli" by Comune di Danta di Cadore - 28 July - 5 August 2012

- Collective "Trasfigurazioni moderne e contemporanee" by Spazio Intelvi 11 di Dizzasco (CO) - 26-27 May 2012

- Participation to Fiera Arte Bari - 18 - 20 May 2012

- Collective "Uomini (illustri e non)" by Spazio Intelvi 11 di Dizzasco (CO) - 28 April - 5 May 2012

- Collective by Galleria Art Time di Udine - 1 - 10 April 2012

- Collective "Paolo Avanzi & Masters" by Spazio Intelvi 11 di Dizzasco (CO) - 24 - 31 March 2012

- Collective "En plein air" by Galleria Art Action di Bresso (Mi) - 18 February - 8 March 2012

- Participation to Fiera Arte Genova - 24 - 27 February 2012

- Collective "Donne allo specchio" by Galleria Art Action di Bresso (Mi) - 14 - 26 January 2012

- Participation to Fiera Arte Bergamo - 13 - 16 January 2012

- Collective "Natale in Arte" by Galleria Emmediarte - S. Stefano Belbo (CN) 10 December - 30 January 2012

- Collective "Grandi Maestri" by Show room Milo - Paderno (Mi) 26 November - 18 December 2011

- Collective by Galleria Sassetti di Milano "La Lombardia di Virgilio verso l'Expo 2015" 23 October - 7 November 2011

- Collective by Residenza Erbavoglio - Seregno (Via Campaccio) - 15-16 October 2011

- Collective "Estate Pisana" by Centro Arte Moderna di Pisa (September 2011)

- Participation to Malpensa Arte Fiera (25 - 27 March 2011)

- Collective "Oscillazioni 2011" by Galleria Centro Arte Moderna - Pisa (12 - 23 February 2011)

- Collective "Arte in Toscana - Dalla Macchia al Contemporaneo" by Galleria Centro Arte Moderna - Pisa (15 January - 9 February 2011)

- Collective "Artisti per una collezione" presso Galleria Emmediarte - Milano (16 December - 31 January 2011)

- Collective "Natale con l'Arte" presso Galleria Poliedro - Trieste (18 December - 8 January 2011)

- Partecipation to Fiera Arte Reggio Emilia (26 - 29 November 2010)

- Collective exhibition "Picasso sconosciuto" by Galleria Sassetti - Milano (14 Octtober - 7 November 2010)

- Partecipation to collective exhibition “Piemonte in Egitto” 1 - 5 august 2010 in Damanhour (Egypt) by Associazione italo-egiziana Cleopatra.

- Participation to Art Fair Viterbo (Galleria Colonna) 13 - 15 March 2010

- Participation to Art Fair Innsbruck (Galleria Colonna) 19 - 22 February 2010

- Participation to Art Fair Stuttgart (Galleria Poliedro) 15 - 17 January 2010

- Participation to Fiera Arte Bergamo (Galleria Emmediarte) 15 - 18 January 2010

- Collective exhibition by Galeria 52 - Aliança Francesa ( r. Lopes Trovão, 52 ) Icaraí - Brasile - 1 - 19 December 2009

- Participation to Fiera Arte Reggio Emilia - 27 - 30 November 2009

- Participation to Fiera Arte Padova - 16 - 18 November 2009

- Participation to Fiera Arte Brescia - 9 - 12 October 2009

- Participation to MundiArt - International exhibition of contemporary art by ICBEU - Instituto Cultural Brasil do Estados Unidos - Rio de Janeiro - 15 - 30 August 2009

- Collective exhibition "Koinè" by presso Galleria Zamenhof di Milano - 24 June - 19 July 2009

- Collective exhibition by University of Lubiana (Slovenia) - 13 June - 3 July 2009

- Participation to Fair of Execellence - Villa Erba di Cernobbio (Showroom Milo) 27 - 29 March 2009

- Collective exhibition "Artemisia Folie" by Symposium XXI - Milano - 28 March - 18 April 2009

- Collective exhibition "Figurativi moderni" by Galleria Poliedro - Trieste - 21 March - 10 April 2009

- Collective exhibition "Mille artisti a Palazzo" by Palazzo Arese Borromeo - Cesano Maderno - 7 March - 13 April 2009.

- Participation to AUGUST Art (art festival in East London - UK) 5 - 12 March 2009

- Collective exhibition "Giù la maschera!" by Museo Civico Umberto Mastroianni, Marino (RM)
7-28 February 2009

- International Art Exhibition "Le Rinascenze della Natura" by Taormina Gallery - 21 February – 14 March 2009

- Exhibition by Galleria Arteinmovimento - Forte dei Marmi - 2 - 12 February 2009

- Collective exhibition "Dualismo" by Galleria Rosso Cinabro di Palombara (Roma) - 10-11 January 2009

- Collective exhibition for selectioned “Premio artistico L’acqua la natura e le donne V° edizione” by Fortezza Firmafede - Sarzana (25 October – 16 November 2008)

- Collective exhibition for selectioned Premio Olindo by "sala polifuzionale" in Calosso d’Asti (17 – 31 October 2008)

- Collective exhibition "Dramatis Personae" by Galleria Zamenhof - Milano (15 October - 2 November 2008)

- Collective exhibition "Oltre l'immaginazione" by Banca Sella - Chieri (6 - 24 Ottober 2008)

- Exhibition by Gallery Sigvardson - Rodby - Denmark (22 September - 3 October 2008

- Partecipation to International Art & Culture Festival - Rodby - Denmark (1 - 7 August 2008)

- Partecipation to ART'CO - Art Fair Como - Galleria Emmediarte (16 - 18 May 2008)

- Collective exhibition “Vuoto e creatività” by Studio Dars - Milano (13 - 18 May 2008)

- Collective exhibition “Area0-L’arte nello spazio di un cerchio” by Palazzo Marcotulli at Rieti (19 - 27 April 2008)

- Collective exhibition “Dai segni-simboli al figurativo moderno” by Galleria Poliedro - Trieste (15 - 28 March 2008)

- Partecipation to VITARTE - Fiera Arte Viterbo - Galleria Emmediarte (16 - 18 February 2008)

- Exhibition by Carlolivi Art Gallery - Miami U.S.A. (January 2008)

- Partecipation to Fiera Arte Reggio Emilia (30 November - 3 Dicember 2007)

- Collettiva "Charlot - Il grande vagabondo" by Galleria Sassetti - Milano (13 - 27 September 2007)

- Collettiva "Locus Animae 3" presso Hotel Brasilia -Jesolo , Circolo artistico di Jesolo (10 - 12 Agosto 2007)

- Collective exhibition "Idee nuove a Milano" by Galleria Artelier - Via Frisi, 12 Milano (24 July - 30 August 2007)

- Partecipation to KIAF Korea Art Fair - Galleria Carlo Livi 115 (9 - 13 May 2007)

- Permanent exhibition 2007 by D'Art Visual Gallery di Menaggio - Como

- Collective exhibition "Luxury car" by Noneart - Barchessa Rambaldi Bardolino VR (21 April - 6 May 2007)

- Collective exhibition "Magic moment" by Art Action di Bresso (14 - 26 April 2007)

- Partecipation to Collective exhibition by Museo Archeologico of Vaste - Poggiardo (Lecce) (24 March - 26 April 2007)

- Partecipation to New York Art Fair - Galleria Carlo Livi 115 di Prato (1 - 5 March 2007)

- Collective exhibition by Galleria Sekanina - Ferrara (24th February - 11th March 2007)

- Selected for European Master of Modern Art exhibition by Burgau - Austria (April-May 2007)

- Permanent exhibition 2007 by Libreria Bocca - Milano (galleria Vittorio Emanuele II)

- Permanent exhibition 2007 by 900 Art Gallery di Rovato (Brescia)

- Exhibition by Fisher Island Art Center - Miami (January - February 2007)

- Partecipation to Bergamo Art Fair - Galleria Carlo Livi 115 di Prato (12 - 15 January 2007)

- Partecipation to Miami Art Fair - Galleria Carlo Livi 115 di Prato (4 - 8 January 2007)

- Partecipation to Art Fair Reggio Emilia - Galleria Carlo Livi 115 di Prato (8 - 12 December 2006)

- Collective exhibition "Artisti nel borgo" V Edizione - Ricetto di Candelo (Biella), (17 - 30 September 2006)

- Collective exhibition "America" by Galleria Sassetti Cultura - Milano (14 - 28 September 2006)

- Partecipation to exhibition mail art “Draw_drawing2” –mail art – The foundry gallery – London Biennale 2006 (4 - 9 July 2006)

- Partecipation to exhibition mail art "Prometheus - Fire Man" - By House Museum in Gonni - Larissa - Tessaglia (Greece) (1 - 8 July 2006)

- Collective exhibition new Ars Italica - Milano (16 - 30 May 2006)

- Collective exhibition Galleria Sassetti Cultura - Milano (20 - 30 April 2006)

- Collective exhibition Galleria Ashanti - Rome (25 March - 25 May 2006)

- Vernice Art Fair (Forlì) 24-26 March 2006

- Permanent exhibition by Giò Art gallery of Lucca during 2006

- Agrigento Art Fair 16-18 December 2005

- Reggio Emilia Art Fair 8 -12 December 2005

- Forlì Art Fair 18 -21 November 2005

- Collective exhibition in Ashanti Gallery - Roma - 1 - 26 July 2004

- Collective exhibition in Gallery 9 colonne - Il Resto del Carlino - Ferrara - by Fondazione D'ARS - 28th April - 19th May 2004

- Collective exhibition ARTEALLARIA - Circolo culturale Bertolt Brecht - Milan (April - October 2004)

- Exhibition in Babele Gallery - Piacenza - 19th April - 5th May 2004

- Collective exhibition in SPE - Il Giorno Gallery (by D'ARS Foundation) - Milan - 16 February - 13 March 2004

- Collective exhibition in Ashanti Gallery - Roma - 24 - 31st October 2003

- 2nd "Biennale paesaggisti contemporanei"- Gallery Studio Logos (Roma) - 11 - 24th October 2003

- Permanent exhibition 2003 in Gallery "Artegiovane" - Reggio Emilia

- Art competition EDS, sponsorized by Dallas Committee Business of Arts (Plano, Texas - U.S.A.) Honorable mention. August 2003

- Collective exhibition in Gallery Studio Logos (Roma) - 15 July - 15 September 2003

- Collective exhibition by Market Art Fiera Arosio (Como) - 15-16 June 2003

- Exhibition by Greenhouse Hotel - Milano - May 2003


Solo Exhibitions

- Solo exhibition by Public Hall of Comune of Argegno (15-16 June 2013)

- Solo exhibition by Spazio Intelvi 11 of Dizzasco (Como) (Marzo 2013)

- Spazio cultura - ex-Ghiacciaia del Comune di Bresso (1 - 9 December 2012)

- Solo exhibition by Galleria Emmediarte - S. Stefano Belbo (16 June - 14 July 2012)

- Solo exhibition by Galleria Emmediarte - Milano (19 - 26 November 2011)

- Solo exhibition by Galleria Centro Arte Moderna (Pisa) (May 2011)

- Solo exhibition by Galleria Comunale "L'Acchiatura" di Grottaglie (TA) (May 2011)

- Solo exhibition by Pinacoteca Comunale "S.Cavallo" di S. Michele Salentino (BR) (April 2011)

- Solo exhibition by Museo U. Mastroianni di Marino (Roma) (1 - 31 Dicembre 2010)

- Solo exhibition by Galleria Arte Capital in Brescia (April 2010)

- Solo exhibition by Golf Club in Annone Brianza (March 2010)

- Solo exhibition by Enterprise Hotel - Milano (October 2009)

- Solo exhibition by Biblioteca Cassina Anna - Milano (4 - 18 September 2009)

- Solo exhibition by Pascucci Caffè di Nola (15 April - 26 May 2009)

- Solo exhibition by Libreria Moderna di Rieti (4 April - 5 May 2009)

- Solo exhibition by Atlas Business & Resort Hotel Varese (1 - 27 April 2009)

- Solo exhibition by Palazzo Cusani (Cusano Mil.no) , March 2008

- Solo exhibition by "Santa Lucia" di Varese (4 - 28 February 2009)

- Solo exhibition by Atelier Chagall - Alzaia Naviglio Grande, Milano (15 September - 3 October 2008)

- Solo exhibition by Banca Sella - Carugate (Milano) - (12 May - 6 June 2008)

- Solo exhibition by Collezionando Gallery - Roma (18 - 27 April March 2008)

- Solo exhibition by Galleria Tra la terra e il cielo - Nizza Monferato - (5 - 8 March 2008)

- Solo exhibition by Galleria Emmediarte - S. Stefano Belbo - (2 February - 1 March 2008)

- Solo exhibition by Atelier Chagall - Milano - (20 October - 4 November 2007)

- Solo exhibition by Palazzo Cusani (Cusano Milanino) - 8 September 2007

- Solo exhibition by Collezionando Gallery - Roma (25- 26 May 2007)

- Solo exhibition by Spazio 1 - Milano (8 - 19 November 2006)

- Solo exhibition Galleria Art Action - Bresso - Milan (1 - 13 April 2006 )

- Solo exhibition in Gallery Itinerari d'Arte (Milan) 3rd - 16th June 2005

- Solo exhibition in Gallery Is-Tinto (Milan) 16th - 28th May 2005

- Solo exhibitions in Monza locations (by LLCOM - Communication Agency) during March-April

- Solo exhibition "Interiors transfiguration" by Spazio 1 (P.za S. Giuseppe - Milano) - Circolo culturale Bertolt Brecht (21st February - 4thMarch 2005)

- Solo exhibition in Museum Sandretto of Plastic - Pont Canavese (Turin) - 5th - 13th June 2004

- Solo exhibition in Babele Gallery - Piacenza - 19th April - 5th May 2004

- Solo exhibition in Gabriella Gallery Busto Arsizio (Varese) 6 - 28th March 2004