Andrea Zucchi

born 1964 in Milan, Italy

Milanese artist Andrea Zucchi is one of the most exciting italian artists working today. Critically acclaimed, the painter is known for his representation of the “New Italian Figuration” in Western art. Conversant with a wide typology of styles, subjects, and techniques, from abstraction to realism Zucchi synthesizes different traditions and genres in his work while seeking to counter stereotypical depictions of Photo-Realism.

As Zucchi himself explained, his artistic quest is quite unique. Inspired by Titian, Velázquez, Rembrandt, Manet, Degas and through the deepened observations and researches of Egyptian and Etruscan art, he tries to find the deeper meaning of an image, a memory or a thought, by relating it or connecting it in one way or another „with something else, another reproduction, a memory, a thought, resuscitate it in painting, enliven it with color, delimit its metaphysical limits with geometrical marks and fields“ (Sergio Risaliti, Fondation Stelline, Milan). Based on these connections, he manages to bring fascinating fantasy worlds to life in a work of art and to create scenes conveying obscure and macabre narratives.

Zucchi ist bekannt für seine komplexen Gemälde, in denen er thematisch den Schnittpunkt zwischen kreativer Arbeit, Bewusstsein, Kunstgeschichte, Konsumkultur und Natur erforscht. Zucchis Kunstwerke wurden in verschiedenen international renommierten Museen und Stiftungen ausgestellt wie: PAC – Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Palazzo Reale Museo della Permanente “ (Mailand), MART – Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, (Rovereto, Trento), Museo di Cento (Ferrara), Hubei Museum of Art (Wuhan, China).

Back in 2008 Andrea Zucchi had a solo exhibition at the Foundation "Durini“ and in 2013 at the Foundation "Stelline“, both in Milan and among the most important art foundations in Italy. In 2015 his work was exhibited at the prominent Foundation "Sandretto Re Rebaudengo“ in Turin: Praestigium - Contemporary Artists from Italy“. His work has been featured in the most important Biennial, including Venice Biennale (56th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, 2015), where he took part in 2015 with the exhibition „Origins of Civilization“.

„Whether creating an abstract composition, or a pictorial blob, I reflect the possible combinations. More than the flow of life, it is the stasis of images that fascinates me, above all, those of a world, which I do not know and would like to make my own by translating it into painting“
Andrea Zucchi

2016
Festival # Animali, MACRO Testaccio, Rome (Italy)
The Silk Road - Contemporary Art between East and West, Ovo, Naples (Italy)
Altri Animali, Palazzo Cittadini Stampa, Abbiategraso, Milan (Italy)
Oltre la Visione, Castello di Milazzo, Messina (Italy)

2015
Origins of Civilization, the 56th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, Pavilion of the Arab Republic of Syria, San Servolo Island, Venice (Italy)
Praestigium - Contemporary Artists from Italy, Foundation "Sandretto Re Rebaudengo", Turin (Italy)
Imago Mundi - Luciano Benetton Collection, Giorgio Cini Foundation, San Giorgio Maggiore Island, Venice (Italy)
Gallery Francesco Zanuso, Milan (Italy)

2014
Pop up Italian Show, Hubei Museum of Art, Wuhan (China)

2013
Doppio gioco, Appropriazioni & Astrazioni, Foundation Stelline, Milan (Italy)
Superheros 2.0, Villa Bertelli, Forte dei Marmi, Palazzo Leonardi, Pietrasanta, Lucca (Italy)

2012
Apokalips, Grattacielo Pirelli, Milan (Italy)
Dies irae, Le Gallerie dei Gerosolimitani, Perugia (Italy)

2011
Pavilion Italy, Palazzo Te, Mantua (Italy)
Percorsi riscoperti dell'arte italiana. VAF Foundation 1947-2010, MART - Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto, Rovereto (Italy)
Maretti Award - Valerio Riva Memorial, III edizione, Center for Contemporary Art Luigi Pecci, Prato (Italy)

2010
Italian Portraits, Gallery for Contemporary Art Aroldo Bonzagni, Cento, Ferrara (Italy)
Foundation Durini, Milan (Italy)

2009
Castel Sismondo - Palazzo del Podestà, Rimini (Italy)
Foundation Bandera per l'Arte, Busto Arsizio, Varese (Italy)
The Colonists, First Gallery, Rome (Italy)

2008
Perplexity, Foundation Durini, Milan (Italy)
Rumors, ex Arsenale Borgodora, Turin (Italy)

2007
The New Italian Figuration. To be Continued ..., Fabbrica Borroni, Bollate, Milan (Italy)
New Painters of Reality, PAC - Contemporary Art Pavilion, Milan (Italy)
Italian Art, 1968-2007. Painting, Palazzo Reale, Milan (Italy)
New Realism. 58th Michetti Award, Palazzo San Domenico, Francavilla al Mare, Chieti (Italy)

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