Expressionist painter explores the materiality of the painting with the pigments of the oil colors, with the deep shades of the pastels, with the transparency of the watercolors, with the incisiveness of the designThe philosophy of his painting is the representation of ideas through images of tones of strong chromatic essentiality wrapped in a metaphysical universe unrelated to an explicit realism. They have the property of appearing "abstractly real". In its pictorial geography it recognizes the essential coordinates of an aesthetic expression, proposes the poetic affirmation of one's self as abandonment or as a power to give emotions the value of a perennial presence. His painting, while maintaining an introspective tension, welcomes the dialectic between the abstract and the figurative, the intersection between personal and symbolic narration, the representation of a moment in its infinite variety of expression, the participation of the inner "self" as a unique and unrepeatable act of the creative process.
Eclectic and versatile artist expresses his art and his style in fashion and design with the collections "The art of wearing art": materials, shapes, combinations of colors and shades create a sophisticated geometry that involves emotions from the combination of materials (fabric, metal, etc.) before being released in terms of visual, tactile and aesthetic perception.
An intense artistic journey, started in the early 80, punctuated by personal and collective exhibitions, national and international art exhibitions, accompanied by the attention of art critics and the press.
Among the most recent: The Artists In the SGARBI COLLECTION, International Award ARTE MILANO - Theater of the Verme Milan, ARTEMEDITERRANEA - A.C.P. Cris Pietrobelli Foundation - Pisa, International Art Biennial - Palermo; Aphrodite International Art Award; Terna04 Contemporary Art Award - Rome; Factory art gallery - Berlin; Beers.Lambert Contemporary Gallery - London; Chelsea International Fine Competition - Agora Gallery - New York; Task Miami - Artists Wanted '' - Long Island City - NY. ; Art Institute of Siena founded by Paul Getty III - Siena; Zamenhof Gallery - Milan; New dance - Gallery in Milan; Gallery - Agostino - Sala del Bramante - Rome; Eustachi Gallery - Rome; Istituto Prezzolini -Bari; Manzù Museum - Ardea; Wirtz Gallery of the National Bank Firtz - Miami - Florida; . Sharjah Art Museum - United Arab Emirates.
It is present in numerous publications: Publication of a catalog created in a limited edition (1/6) by the publishing EA, The Art of the Third Millennium -Collana -History of Art- Swing Editions, Modern Art - Necklace - History of Arte- Swing Edizioni, Vedutismo -Collana- The History of Art -Swing Editions, History of Italian Figurative Art - Necklace - The Jewels of Art -Swing Editions, The Nude - Necklace- The Jewels of Art- Swing Editions , Art Effect of Prof. Paolo Levi; ARTEMEDITERRANEA - A.C.P. Fondazione Cris Pietrobelli- Pisa, Annuario d'Arte Contemporanea '13 "Artists" by Vittorio Sgarbi, General Catalog of the International Art Biennial of Palermo, Art Takes Time Square2012, Guía de Arte y Artistas "LEONARDO" 2012, The elite, The Comanducci, Italian Goldsmith, The Polyhedron, Ibero - American Art Tourism International - Commerce, Kult - Fashion - Art- Design Year Special 2001 Venice Biennale, Le Pleiadi, Il Borghese ...
My work explores the relationship between artificial structures and the natural world, between recognizable forms and structures that live within irrational thoughts and emotions. It is influenced by emotions, thoughts, memories. As Hans Hofmann said: "When I paint I paint according to the dictates of my feeling and my sensitivity". I like the richness of oil painting, it allows me to emphasize the brightness of the pigments, the expressive use of color, the contrast, the balance of the composition. My paintings are characterized by the use of pure and vivid colors, born from the synthesis developed in a more or less long time. Through the image, I open a window on the flow of feelings, memories shaping the suggestion of timeless moments. The painting is the means that allows me to develop this alchemical process, it is the space where colors and shapes become emotions, images open to a symbolic reading. As a composer, I constantly mix my notes, giving unexpected sounds with ever-changing color variations. Painting like music is able to transmit emotions without representing reality. The magic of art is to train the various elements to bring balance between chaos and control, it is the representation of thoughts. The artistic process becomes a ritual that requires time, dedication, total participation. It begins with the introspective analysis of the recognition and appropriation of the psycho-emotional flow, of memory and of the unconscious. Thoughts and feelings together form an iconographic catalog through which one seeks a dialogue with the other on his own. A catalog of images. Silence is the condition in which thoughts, visions, feelings, first slowly, then more pronounced and impetuous are identified, observed, followed in their evolutionary dynamics to set their traces. A dynamic of seduction and repulsion at the same time, of the eternal struggle between good and evil, light and shadow. In an attempt to exorcise this magma they give reality to these amorphous substances and give rise to the work of art.
"Painting is a profession of the soul: the artist does not paint what he sees, but what he feels, what he says to himself that he has seen". This famous quote by Picasso expresses the essence of my poetry. In my work there is a gap between the visible and the invisible, between narrated and hidden, it can be said that "the essence is not what it seems". In my works there is a secret message that goes beyond the surface, shapes, colors, "the appearance of what appears to be". The result is an image that is closely linked to the thought. The painting is the medium that makes thinking visible that weaves its Web onto a surface where the true and the real have the same thickness. In this forum there are several hidden meanings, references, dissonance of thought, clarity of perceptible, compositions that recall beyond the appearance of things and understand the nuances of mystery. My works originate from research on issues related to spirituality, to meanings of being, the universality of human aspects. Through the image I try to open a window on feelings, memories, materialize the emotions, give body to the suggestion of timeless moments. Painting allows me to process this alchemical process, is the space where the color and forms become emotions, pictures open to a symbolic reading depicted with oil paints, watercolors, pastels, charcoal. My painting, while maintaining an introspective voltage welcomes the dialectic between the abstract and the figurative, the intersection of the personal and symbolic narrative depicting a moment in its infinite variety of expression, participation of "If", as unique and unrepeatable Act of the creative process. In my works the leitmotif is the nature – individual, dualism that sees dialogue between rationality and emotion, figuration and abstraction. Bodies and faces that I paint, beyond the immediate evidence of seductive poses, attract attention and lead us towards not immediately legible size. The portraits are decontextualised, immersed in a deeply personal atmosphere, appear to belong to a vanishing universe where the complexity and intensity of the emotional state are amplified by the chromatic richness and formal tension of the painting. The figures are placed in spaces that seem familiar and specific but at the same time are vague and distant. Through the artistic process I approach the identity of subjects, I try to capture the spirit, their beauty. I interpret nature in his lyrical, contemplative dimension, in its essence. I represent the landscape like a big stage on which I put my relationship with nature and its becoming. My stylistic research reaches an original form of expression in fashion and design with accessories and jewelry collections "wearable art art": materials, shapes, combinations, color gradients, harnessed in the plots of the material (canvas, fabric, metal, whatever) and become sophisticated geometries..
Award - Publications - Bibliofrafy - Reviews
2018 ° Artists in the SGARBI COLLECTION
2017 ° International Award ARTE MILANO - Teatro del Verme Milan
2013 ° Certificate of selection 1st International Art Biennale di Palermo
° Finalist 3rd contemporary art Prize Competition Aphrodite
2012 ° Honorable Mention for Participation in the 2rd Art Contest organized by Artavita and sponsored by World Wide Art Books
-1907 State Street Santa Barbara-Ca
2001 ° Certificate Of Special Apreciacion Mayors of City Of South Miami, Florida
1995 ° Prize "for Peace" Rizzoli Art Gallery Petrofil-Milano
1990 ° First prize-Painting Section-Confaesercenti-Roma
1986 ° Golden Plate Award-"Portus Veneris" Art Italian
1985 ° First Prize "Leonardo da Vinci" Rome-Painting-Section Rome
° Section First Prize Painting Art Space Pisa
1984 ° Golden Plaque-Painting Section-City of La Spezia
1983 ° Oscar 1983 -2 ° European Review of Contemporary Art
1982 ° Grand Trophy Selection City of Soave
° Gold Medal of the City of Foggia
° Spring Award International Award-Section Painting-Lions Gate Reggio Calabria
2018 ° Artists in the SGARBI COLLECTION - Archiving and official insertion of a box with 2 photolithographic reproductions in the collection of drawings and prints of the "Sgarbi Collection".
2017 ° International Award ARTE MILANO - Publication of the catalog in limited edition (1/6) by EA Editrice
° The Art of the Third Millennium -Collana -History of Art- Swing Editions 2017
2016 ° Modern Art - Necklace - History of Art- Swing Editions 2016
2016 ° Vedutismo -Collana- The history of art -Swing Editions 2016
2016 ° ARTEMEDITERRANEA - A.C.P. Cris Pietrobelli Foundation - Pisa
2015 ° History of Italian Figurative Art - Necklace - I Gioielli Dell'Arte -Swing Editions
2015 ° Il Nudo - Necklace - I Gioielli dell'Arte- Swing Edizioni 2015
2014 ° Catalog IV Edition - Competition Buenos Aires - Euroweb s.r.l. 2014
2014 ° Aphrodite Award 2014 - Contemporary Alchemical Art - Quaderno n ° 4 - Hermetic Museum - Pietro Negri Editore
2013 ° Art Effect - January / February - by Prof. Paolo Levi
° Yearbook Art Contemporanea'13 "Artists" curated by Vittorio Sgarbi
° General Catalogue 1st International Art Biennale di Palermo
° Aphrodite Award Catalog- Il Cuore Alchemico- Pietro Negri Editore
2012 ° Art Takes Times Square Book
2011 ° Guía de Arte y Artistas "LEONARDO"
2005 ° Italian Goldsmith in September 2005 "Forms of Energy"
2001 ° Ibero Americana Internacional 2001 September;
° Kult - Fashion-Art-Design Special 2001 Venice Biennale "Sensual Simplicity"
° Notebook of a Witness-Edition Art of Polyhedron-Rome-Paris-London "The Colors of Milla" by M. Calabrese
1994 ° Yearbook Comed No. 21-1994 Sacred Art in Contemporary Art.
° Medical X Leaderchip Year March 1994 "Milla" of A.Carbè
° The Pleiades-Monthly Art-Culture-Current "Musicality of Milla" diV.Catalan;
1991 ° THE Cook-Year Review of Culinary Art XXXIII No. 180 Anno1991 "Tastes and colors Milla" of A.Carbè
1990 ° On-Polyhedron Art Exhibition Year XXV March 1990 "Jars of Milla" of M.Calabrese
1986 ° THE Borghese Year XXXXVII February 1986 "The colors of Milla" of M.Calabrese
1985 ° Space 1985 "Journey through the visual aesthetic of the" Jolanda Pietrobelli
1984 ° Euronotizie "Contemporary Painters" Year 1984 L.Maccari
1983 ° The Elite Selection Italian Art 1983;
° Il Giornale of Italy 19 February 1983 "Milla and color" of L. Cirri;
° THE Borghese Year XXXIX January 1983 "Milla the Simple" of M. Calabrese
° The polyhedron-monthly review of Art in March 1983 "The Tale Fiorito" by Toni Bonavita
1982 ° Today and Tomorrow-Monthly Culture Current-Year-X June 1982 "Milla Painter Pugliese" of A. Manuppelli
° Thought and Art-International Journal of Current Art-Literature-1982, "Contemporary Artists" by Gino Spinelli Sant'Elena
° Close-ups - Custom-Culture-Entertainment-Science AnnoXIX1982 "THE Suggestive World Of Painting Of Milla" A.
Euronotizie, Today South, Il Tirreno, The Century of Italy, Puglia Tradition, Il Giornale Nuovo, La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno, Time, Il Corriere della Sera, Il Corriere di Reggio, Il Corriere Romano, Lazio Il Corriere, Avanti , L'Eco della Stampa, The Pleiades, Today and Tomorrow, The Borghese Notebook of a Witness, The Polyhedron, Medical Leadership, Kult: Fashion-Art-Design, Close-ups, Thought and Art, The Goldsmith, The Elite, The Comanducci, New Times; Puglia Today, World Encyclopedia of Contemporary artists, Ibero American Internacional, Art Effect-EA Publisher curated by Paolo Levi, Yearbook Art Contemporanea'13 "Artists"curated by Vittorio Sgarbi, General Catalogue 1st International Art Biennale of Palermo, Art Takes Times Square, Aphrodite Award Catalog, Arte Alchemica Contemporanea - Pietro Negri Editore, Collana - I Gioielli Dell'Arte - Swing Edizioni, Collana - Storia dell'Arte - Swing Edizioni, Catalogo IV Edizione Concorso Buenos Aires - Euroweb s.r.l., Artemediterranea - A.C.P Fondazione Cris Pietrobelli - Pisa , Guía de Arte y Artistas "LEONARDO".Artists in the SGARBI COLLECTION, Publication of the catalog in limited edition (1/6) by EA Editrice
Toni Bonavita (writer), Michele Calabrese (art critic), Marzio Bellacci (art critic), Maria Marconi (writer), Antonio Manuppelli (writer), Gino Spinelli Santelena (art critic), Giuseppe Selvaggi ( art critic), Liviana Maccari (gallery), Ugo Franzolin (writer), Francesco Grisi (writer), Giancarlo Fusco (writer, journalist), Vittorio Catalani (writer), Yolanda Pietrobelli (art critic), Ursula Petrone ( gallery owner), Scarlett Lovascio (poet), Luciano Cirri (writer), Antonio Carbè (gallery), Franco Aydın (publisher, art critic), F.Perticaro (publisher, art critic), Giorgio Falossi (critic ' art), Anna Iozzino (art critic), Ignazio Mormino (journalist), Jordi Vilafranca (art critic), Milena Milani (writer), Sandro Serradifalco (art critic), Vittorio Sgarbi (art critic)
Operates a finalist in the III International Competition of Contemporary Art Prize 2013 Aphrodite
2013 Work selected and published in the magazine Art: ART EFFECT January-February 2013
2012 Honorable Mention for partecipation in the 2nd Art Contest by World Wide Art Books.
Awarded work: Autumn - Curator Despina Tumberg 1907 State Street Santa Barbara-CA, 93101
Iberoamerican art exhibition The Wirtz Gallery Of The National Bank2001 Firtz-Miami-Certificado de Apreciacion by mayors of Miami
Medaglia d'oro Città di Foggia-Premio Primavera-1982
Opera acquistatata dalla Regione Puglia
Text of Jolanda Pietrobelli
".. Artist important, Milla, turns his artistic expression to a neo-expressionism, did not close out the chromatic tones. Knowing the value of your color, use it with flair. It 'simple art, that of Milla, aimed at looking for a basic, tending to effect more than pedantry of tonal relationships. A lover of the figure in it is the time of abandonment. Introspection becomes dialectic and delicate melody of the hottest colors, chasing a scenic area on the canvas of life, vibrato feelings and emotions. The autonomy of Milla painting, the work stresses importance.
The light takes possession of the paintings and the gentle "chromachy", born from a recognition on the color, brightness is of the sweetness of tone.
The sign itself generates the balance of form and color. Milla's painting stands dialectically before Being "as a woman," the creativity, the imagination. From this duality born of his works. (Yolanda Pietrobelli)
Text of Hugh Franzolini
"... and here's where the canvas on the easel, the discourse in our expressive world hints at the first sign, rarefied harmonies and sudden crop up in the contemplation of space, something unforgettable moves our thinking, stimulates him to retrace shaded sequences d 'an intimate ideal passion, to hear voices never dormant existence of their civilization.
Comes a poignant and happy conversation between the artist and color, a close relationship develops between the interpretation of the lyrics and do not forget to scan the material and that conceals confesses his tireless attempt to repeat the harmony of creation, to touch, least, the urgency of his world has essere.Milla poetico.La canvas is his testimony, the color of his profession of faith ... "
Text of P.De Giosa
"... whether the color of the object or instrument of his painting, or if the color is only an excuse, the pretext of the idea, is what we can ascertain by reading his works.
New, modern, advanced, with images that are not images as ideas, with compositions that the figures are not feelings, with pictorial representations that are not landscapes or still lifes, as the expression of a mind that even with the color tends toward that philosophy that poses a fundamental principle of Cartesian inspiration, life in the thought ... "
Text of G.Fusco
".. the first impression they gave me his paintings was the firm, often painful, with which the artist seeks its own solutions, even those most intimately autobiographical, never to depart from the ancient language of tormenting immagini.Dalla colori.Milla conquest of forms and, in short, has to express an interiority, a rich and vivid, which can not give her the temptation informal. accostamenri puramenti cromatici.Dallo abandoning music to "mood" released by the counterpoint of reality .. "
Words by M.Calabrese adapted from "Bourgeois"
"... I'm interested in the fabric of the pagina.E Milla has many pages to tell, in a language simple, accessible and scorrevole.La his painting is a kind of song: the landscape, figure, flowers, still-morte.Colori impetuosi.Non is no grace in his paintings and even against indulgences than can be frivolous and edulcorato.Il sign is always dictated sicuro.Quasi, supported, guided by a hand misteriosa.Lontana, passionate painter impalpabile.Una , colorist, Milla, with its air almost distracted, out of balance and sleepwalking (more apparent than real) has gift that not everyone has the gift: that of simplicity ... "
2012 ° Matter in Motion 2012 - Milan
2007 ° The Gallery Press - Rome
2005 °Old England Antiquities - Gallarate
° Forms of Energy - Legnano
2003 ° The Gallery Press - Rome
2002 ° Gallery The New Sphere - Milan
1999 ° The Torchio Gallery Rome
1998 °Gallery Haus 18 - Milan
1997 °Galleria Il Torchio Rome
°The New Ball Gallery - Milan
°Art Gallery study19 Milan
1996 °Gallery 1996 Leonardo da Vinci - Milan
°The New Ball - Milan
1995 ° Gallery Petrofil 1995 - Milan
° Galleria Il Torchio Rome
1993 °The Gallery Press - Rome
1992 °Gallery New Sphere-Milan
1991 ° Gallery Artestudio19 1991 - Milan
1988 °Gallery Pantera - Pisa
1987 ° Prezzolini Institute - Bari
1986 °Gallery David Gallery - Bari
1985 °Gallery Valleri - Foggia
1983 °The Gallery Arcaccio - Modugno
°Urbana49 Studio Gallery - Rome
°New Gallery The High Priestess - Rome
1982 ° Gallery dell'Artista74 - Foggia
1980 °Michelangelo Gallery - Bari
2017 ° ARTE Milano Premio Internazionale- Milano
2016 ° Arte Mediterranea Pisa
2013 ° Biennale d'Arte Internazionale di Palermo
° LONDON CALLING 013-Factory Art Gallery
° Chelsea International Fine Art Competition - Agora Gallery - New York
° 3rd contemporary art Prize Competition Aphrodite
° 5th Contest BUENOS AIRES, Milan
° The Story of CREATIVE - Art International Exibition - SEE.Me NYC Gallery NewYork 26-19 Jackson Avenue.Long Island
City, QueensNew York, NY 11101
2012 °Combat Award Price Museum G.Fattori-Livorno
° "R" Evolution - Berlin Factory Project 2012 - Art Gallery-Berlin
° Exhibition Open Call-Beers.Lambert Contemporary - London
° Chelsea International Fine Art Competition - Agora Gallery - New York
° Civic Museums of Reggio Emilia ARTquake
° Moving Matter - Milan
° Art for the Sustainable Culture - Grand Visconti Palace - Milan
° Premio Terna per l’Arte Contemporanea “Premio Terna 04”Rome
° "Dynamic Circuits" Polyhymnia Association - PIME Auditorium - Milano
° The Acanthus Gallery - Milan
° Partecipation in the 2rd Art Contest Artavita by World Wide Art Books.
2011 ° "Drawing Connections" - Siena Art Institute
° Rocco Basciano Art Gallery - Milan
° Sassetti Culture Island Arts - Milan
° Gallery Zamenhof "Dynamic Circuits" - Milan
2007 ° Museum Manzù - Ardea
2005 ° The Gallery Press - Rome
2004 ° Sharjah Art Museum - United Arab Emirates
2001 ° Wirtz Gallery of The National Firtz Bank2001-Miami-Florida
1998 ° Gallery-Milan Haus18
1997 ° Gallery "Leonardo da Vinci-Rome
1995 ° Castello di Pavia-Bardi
° Petrofil Gallery - Milan
1994 ° Gallery-Augustinian-Sala del Bramante Rome
1992 ° Milan-Immaginaria92
1990 ° Theater 1990 "The Amateur Dramatics" - Milan
1986 ° Studio Art Quirinale - Rome
1985 ° Art Space Pisa - Pisa
° Eustachi Gallery - Rome
1984 ° Biennale of Art City of La Spezia La Spezia-
° Art Academy Gallery in the World "Leonardo da Vinci" - Rome
°The Triangle Gallery-Bari
1983 Art and Culture Center "Albore" - Rome
° Academy of Art Manchester - Manchester
° European Review of Contemporary Art
1982 ° Art Gallery Mediterranean-Reggio Calabria
° Gallery of the People - Aradeo - Lecce
2000 ° Capital Gold 2000 Fair Events - Rome
1996 ° My House-Fair 1996 Fashion and Furniture - Milano
1993 ° MACEF Fair 1993 - Home Decoration - Milan
"Dancing Clouds" work published in the art magazine Art Special Effect;
Yearbook of Contemporary Art '13 Artists by Vittorio Sgarbi
22/08/2012 Opera finalist in the 2rd Art Contest from World Art Books.
- Curator Despina Tumberg 1907 State Street Santa Barbara, CA, 93101