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Lawrence Beck

Photographer Lawrence Beck uses a Toyo 810 view camera - usually employed in architectural photography - for his oversize shots. The leading role of his landscapes and accurate perspective evoke a sense of silence, a spectrum that records reality by using lights, shadows and framing. This silence excludes the human presence. Nonetheless, it reveals his existence in a duality that implies two ontological abstractions. On the one hand, uniformity of monumental architecture (parks and gardens), on the other hand, we experience the spontaneity of sensations linked with the contemplation of the ever-changing Nature: woods, mountains, valleys, especially the Italian region of Aosta.

Lawrence Beck

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Born in 1962 in New York, Lawrence C. Beck lives and works in New York. Among his recent exhibitions: Sonnabend Gallery, New York (with Elger Esser), Morgan Stanley Headquarters for Global Wealth Management, Purchase, NY; Sonnabend Gallery, New York (2007-2011); Projex Mtl Galerie, Montreal, Canada, Galerie Metropolis, Paris, France (2006).

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Ido Erani

Ido Erani (b. 1945) was born in Forlì, where he currently lives and where he has worked for over fifty years. In the 1970s, after attending the Art School in his native city, he continued his education in Milan at the “Brera Accademia di Belle Arti”, at a time when the city became the magnet of the most important avant-garde national movements. Erani soon becomes acquainted with contemporary masters such as Giovanni Cappelli, Walter Cremonini, Giancarlo Giannini and Luigi Timoncini. This youthful experience allows him to develop his techniques, while obtaining his first recognition by winning several awards and exhibiting his paintings abroad, mostly in the United States. The apex of his artistic career is while living for ten years in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, a residence that represents the peak of his personal creativity and growth. He befriends Roy Lichtenstein and maintains a close relationship with the master of Pop Art, Andy Warhol.

Ido Erani

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Owing to Erani’s unique talent and passion for his medium, he becomes the recipient of several international reviews; some of his works have been exhibited at the Rockefeller Museum and at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, as well as in galleries in France and Spain, where his paintings are particularly appreciated. At the height of his career, Erani often returned to his cherished region of Romagna, in order to keep in touch with his own roots. In 2004 he wins the first prize at the prestigious Rotary Award and he receives the Paul Harris Fellowship for artistic and humanitarian achievement (which he receives also in 2010 and 2014). In 2015 he exhibits his work at the “Arte Fiera” in Bologna with the “Studio d’Arte Campaiola” of Via Margutta in Rome. Recently, during the Milano Expo, his paintings have been selected by art critic Vittorio Sgarbi during the “Il Tesoro d’Italia” exhibition, Erani being the only Italian artist to represent the region of Emilia-Romagna.

 


Antonella Farsetti

Antonella Farsetti is a Tuscan glass sculptor and entrepreneur born in 1959 in Capolona (Arezzo) . Incredibly talented and skilled beyond all reason, her works are considered unique in the field of artistic stained glass and glass design.  As an independent artist she invented a cold-working lathe that offers the ability to turn glass and sculpt shapes with curves and details like one would produce from a wooden medium. This rare style of glass sculpting was achieved by virtue of an ancient technique on glass fusion, known as thermoforming.

Antonella Farsetti

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After receiving recognition and success, Antonella dedicated herself to the fusing of glass, and in 2000 she established a major partnership with architects and interior designers. She launched her laboratory – Farsetti Factory - to the public, and began organizing workshops and seminars. Through this educational channel, in 2012, she helped to establish the Biennale project of glass in contemporary art in Sansepolcro, which involves many artists including Bruno Ceccobelli and the DiVetro Cultural Association. Its goal is to disseminate the value and quality of glass in the contemporary art scene.


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Alessandro Maio

Alessandro Maio’s paintings bear a close relationship both with vorticism - the short-lived modernist movement in British art and poetry of the early 20th century partly inspired by cubism – and Russian suprematism. The mediterranean emotional legacy that begins with Boccioni’s futurism, seems to be reintroduced by Maio’s geometric style, a tendency towards abstraction through the proliferation of a revival of interest in the same environment in which a Modernist culture was born: a rejection of traditional realistic landscape, or portraiture, in favor of a technique that is both dissecting and penetrating space and time while unfolding an invisible dimension that denounces modern world's comforts, and conformist values.

Alessandro Maio

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Born in 1966 in San Marco D’Alunzio, in the province of Messina, Sicily, Alessandro Maio is a self-taught artist and an avid collector of contemporary art, constantly engaged in an ever-evolving dialogue with an active circle of colleagues, where he derives his inspiration. Among the art critics that have written on his work are  Alessandro Celli, Paolo Levi, Felicia Lo Cicero, Vittorio Sgarbi, and Daniele Radini Tedeschi.  He lives and works in Torrenova (Messina).


 


Oscar Piovosi

Born in 1944 in Reggio Emilia, where he presently lives and works, Piovosi began his career as an apprentice photographer, learning to appreciate and love images. Between 1960 and 1975, he worked with clay and chalk in a ceramic laboratory, then travelled for work.  In 1974, he started painting as a self-taught artist;  his ideal form of expression is the human body trapped in “non-spaces” ( anthropological spaces of transience that do not hold enough significance to be regarded as "places", such as supermarkets, airports and hotels, motorways,  or in front of TVs, computer and cash machines).  Piovosi’s compositions, as in a Michelangelo Antonioni’s film, regard this “non-spaces” as a profound alteration of awareness, something we perceive, but only in a partial and incoherent manner.  His latest research is expressed in three connected series: “ViaggiaMente”, “Up” and “Phone and... distanze”.  Between 2009 and 2015 he exhibited his work in over fifty Italian art galleries.

Oscar Piovosi

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In his own words:  “I have been told that I was born on the 7th of November 1944 in San Polo d’Enza in the province of Reggio Emilia, at the foot of the hills, on the bank of the stream Enze, while, after many failed attempts, the Allies were managing to bomb the bridge that connects my village with the province of Parma, on the other bank of the stream. Therefore, I have always thought that, while most people were born under a cabbage leaf, I was born under the bombs, but long since, I have stopped believing in fairy tales… I have always loved travelling and I remember crossing “that bridge” with my mother, as I was a child. In the distance, I saw the lights of a faraway village, and step by step, my curiosity to discover what was there grew. Afterwards, while approaching the arts, the theme of travel has always been predominant, almost naturally.”

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Gaetano Tommasi

Emerging artist Gaetano Tommasi was born in 1973 in Lizzano, in the province of Taranto in the Apulia region of southeast Italy. Largely self-taught, since childhood Tommasi was greatly influenced by the subject matter of magic realism. He honed his technical skills under the watchful guidance of mentor artists Sandro Pipino, Andrea Federici and Marco Grimaldi.

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Presently, Tommasi’s portrait work displays a solid technical knowledge, while encompassing a range of subtly different concepts that share in common an acceptance of magic in the rational world. He favors simple yet beautifully textured still lifes, and sensitively handled domestic interiors, including simple, even stark, paintings of common household items. His works are being exhibited in several galleries in the regions of Apulia and Emilia-Romagna. In his own words: "My wish is to seek an equilibrium through my brushstrokes not only as an integral part of the image, the composition, and the mood of a painting, but also through the juxtaposition of layers of meaning in order to establish both a personal connection with the viewer and to present a reality that lies beyond the picture frame.”


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