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Biography

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History

Marcapiano is the art name of an Italian Artist who chooses to devote himself to Art and who wishes to be known through his work which represents an important part of himself.

His Art blossomed unexpectedly on October 19, 2007 with drawings sketched in pencil on the walls of his home. In 2008, the first glass engraving and the first indian inks were born.

These works show his hand as being extremely precise and sure, able to depict even the smallest of detail; an imaginative mind always looking for topics of great complexity and uncommon sensitivity. Key elements these, that stimulate the Artist to constantly experiment on his own new techniques applied on different materials, without any academic guidance or reference to any artistic schools.

After numerous works carried out in the same year, Maschera (indian ink, 30×40 cm) is a creative work that gives rise to a new expression of Art, defined by the same Marcapiano “Abstract Figurative Animated©”. This work is the starting point of Marcapiano’s artistic expressions, evolving progressively into an identity shaped by his own creations, numerous and varied, yet having in common his unique style.

On July 12, 2009 the first oil on canvas was born: Camaleonte (30×40 cm). This painting marks the beginning of a copious production of artworks, systematically classified and consisting of more than 100 oils on canvas, more than 100 indian inks and numerous engravings.

In the summer of 2012 Marcapiano created his first sculpture in alabaster Anima Gemella. In this way he becomes a more complete and eclectic Artist.

Exhibitions

Marcapiano’s works are permanently exposed in “Marcapiano Gallery” in Trento, via Torre Verde, 68 – ITALY.

The exhibition in the Archaeological Area of Lodron Palace (TRENTO), from May 29 to June 22, 2010, was a particular solo exhibition for the large number of related events ( evenings of music, poetry, theatre, dance,…) and for the prestigious location.

He was selected by numerous International scientific committees to participate in various biennials and events of contemporary art. In September 2011 he participated in the Biennale of Chianciano, selected from more than 3000 artists from around the world. He won two awards with his works “Nostra Complicità” (colour Indian ink, size: 90x90cm): Leonardo award for drawing, awarded from Oxford University, and Prize for drawing, awarded from European Confederation of Art Critics (ECAC). On that context he has received numerous contacts with several international art galleries and museums.

In December 2011 he was selected by Vittorio Sgarbi to exhibited in Turin (ITALY), Exhibition Palace. The iniziative was promoted by the Italian Pavillon of the 54th International exhibition of art at the Venice Biennale for the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy.

In April 2012 he presented his works at an exclusive art exhibition in London (Gagliardi Gallery), after passing a careful selection of the top 30 international artists of contemporary art. In May 2012 Marcapiano started a collaboration with The Netherlands, where there are some works of the Artist. Several solo exhibitions were made in the summer and in the autumn 2012: Tellaro, Olympia Space in Milan – Brera, The Gift of Humanity in Lombardy Region Palace, …

In April 2013 his works were presented in the exhibition “Il segno inciso” in Mantua (Arte&Arte Gallery).

In July and August 2013 his solo exhibition “Anime Risonanti” at Oberdan Palace in Milan, in collaboration with the President and the Head of the Department of Culture of Province of Milan. Two events were dedicated to him during that exhibition: “Armonie Incantate, emozioni rivelate” – music and poetry – with the collaboration of Jakob Ludwig, cellist of La Scala Theatre (Milan) and the presentation of the book “Bach, Escher, Vittadini, Marcapiano – Personalità rare, essenze comuni” – by Riccardo Mazza – Ed. Romar (MI).

In October 2013 his solo exhibition in Corso Venezia, 6 – Milan.

In November 2013 he participated in the event “Luxury in the World” in Milan – Giureconsulti Palace, near “Piazza Duomo”, to represent Italian art abroad.

In January 2014 he opened his own MARCAPIANO GALLERY in Trento, via Torre Verde, 68 – ITALY.

In March 2014 his solo exhibition “Labirinti Ideali” at Trivulzio Palace in Melzo – Milan.

In March – April 2014 an important solo exhibition “Libere Espressioni” into a new location of 1000 msq, in collaboration with the President and the Head of the Department of Culture of Province of Milan. This event was signaled into “Fuorisalone event” in Milan.

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