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Marco Cingolani
Large Modernist Italian Oil Painting Surrealist Abstract Figures




Marco Cingolani was born in Como in 1961 and moved to Milan at a very young age, in 1978. He began to frequent the underground creative environment, where art was mixed with fashion and punk music. In those years a new artistic sensibility was being formalized in Milan, whose roots no longer sank in the history of art and in the citation but practiced the critical manipulation of reality and its communication through the mass media. The image was taken out of context, subtracted from the use of common sense, radically distorted, almost mocked. The work of Marco Cingolani, from the beginning, has always tried to cancel the regulatory power of media images, subjecting them to the radical care of the artist, certain that art offers a decisive point of view for the interpretation of the world. In this context the interviews of the Interviews were born, where celebrities for their privacy were submerged by the microphones and the famous series dedicated to the attack on the Pope and to the tragic story of Aldo Moro. After having participated in numerous group exhibitions including An emerging scene (1991, Museo Pecci, Prato) and Two or three things that I know of them (1998, PAC, Milan), he is dedicated to major anthological exhibitions at prestigious public institutions such as Palazzo Strozzi in Florence and Promoter of Fine Arts in Turin. In November 2006 he took part in the collective exhibition "Senza famiglia", in the Palace of the Promoter of Fine Arts in Turin. In 2007 Cingolani received a further consecration: the Galleria Emilio Mazzoli hosts the exhibition entitled "What color are they?" in which the pictorial reflections on the color of Power and its disguises are presented. The art of Cingolani has always been fascinated by the passage from news to history and vice versa; also in this case the UN blue helmets, the red urn containing the electoral ballots, the multicolored segments of the Wall Street charts, the military uniforms and the party flags are contextualized in highly symbolic scenarios. In 2009 a return to the origins for Marco Cingolani, often the author of works expressly inspired by the religious theme. In particular, for this exhibition entitled " Percorsi della Fede", the artist focused his attention on the Marian apparitions that have marked the last two centuries: Lourdes and Fatima . In the same year an exhibition in Lucca at the National Museum of Villa Guinigi, joins him to some of the leading Italian artists of the last two generations; by the universally recognized and celebrated masters, present in the main international museums such as Mimmo Paladino, Sandro Chia, Salvo, passing through some of the protagonists of the 52nd Venice Biennale as Gian Marco Montesano, Daniele Galliano, Nicola Bolla, Bertozzi & Casoni who exhibited in 2009 in contemporary at the Lucca exhibition and at the Italian Pavilion of the Venetian event, to get to the young artists of the last generation already present in important national and international artistic events. Giacinto di Pietrantonio invites him the following year, 2010 to PAC, Pavilion of contemporary art in Milan, for the collective exhibition "Hybrid", alongside Jan Fabre, Gilbert & George, Charles Avery, Damien Hirst, Piotr Uklanski, Patrick Tuttofuoco and other great ones on the international scene. 2012 is the year of "Il Belpaese dell'arte", at Gamec di Bergamo, always curated by Pietrantonio and Maria Cristina Rodeschini, in the company of Elmgreen & Dragset, Sislej Xhafa, Alighiero Boetti, Maurizio Cattelan, Video Alterations, and many other known faces of art. For his 50 years, in 2011, the city of Como dedicated an anthology to him in three institutional offices Broletto, Pinacoteca Civica, Biblioteca Comunale. SELECT PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS 2012 Marco Cingolani - Dark shops and other comics - Chieti Marco Cingolani - Articulated evolutions. Current weather surveys - Milan 2011 Marco Cingolani - As far as the eye can see, Broletto, Pinacoteca Civica, Biblioteca Comunale, Como, 2011 2009 Italian Pavilion, 53rd Venice Biennale "Paths of faith", Boxart Gallery, Verona 2007 "Finally at home", Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea, Milan "What color are they?", 51 new paintings on the colors of Power, Galleria Emilio Mazzoli, Modena, curated by G. Romano 2004 Galleria Fabj Basaglia, Rimini 2003 "The long night of Paparazzo", Palazzo della Ragione, Mantua, cat. with text by L. Beatrice 2002 "Bang Bang", Palazzo Strozzi, Florence "Doppio verso", Scuderie Aldobrandini for Art, Frascati (Rm), catalog with text by R. Gavarro "My poets, my colors", Galleria Borghese, Rome, catalog with texts by L. Cherubini, V. Zeichen "Rubbing your eyes", Palace of the Promoter of Fine Arts, Turin SELECT COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS 2015 The famous invasion of artists in Milan, Milan LandScapes - Dialogues around the earth, Verbania How the city is alive. Art & the city 1913-2014, Como Accademia Italia, Genoa 2014 Private space - Milan 1999 "The Turn of the Century", Galleria In Arco, Turin "Italian Painting", Palazzo Sarcinelli, Conegliano Veneto "Omaggi-Oltraggi", Gianferrari Gallery - Ciocca Gallery, Milan "SMACK", Musée d'Art Contemporaine from Gent, Belgium "Porta d'Oriente", Palazzo Tupputi, Bisceglie "Lepisma Saccarina", Magazzino d'Arte Moderna, Rome "Marche Prize", Reggia Vanvitelliana, Ancona "Italian Design", Magazzini Arte Moderna, Rome "Arte in Giro", Sanctuary of Oropa, Oropa, Biella "Multiplied Art", Pinacoteca Civica, Bagnocavallo


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