Valentino Vago

born 1931 in Barlassina - † 2018, MIlan, Italy

The painter Valentino Vago first studied painting at the Brera Art Academy before moving on to architecture studies due to his family background. However, when he discovers the true meaning of painting for himself, he finally breaks with the profession of architect and with everything rational. Vago describes his motivation to become an artist as "the search for the path, to give a birth to the beauty of painting".

In principle, he uses his bare hands for the application of paint. His focus is on the purely intuitive working process, in which color comes to the fore as material, but at the same time excludes the idea for the final result. The dimensions of Vago's works range from smaller canvases to large spaces. The full effect of the colourfulness and the quality of Vago's works, can be experienced in another dimension when the viewer stands in front of Vago´s artworks.

Since graduating the Brera Academy of Fine Arts Valentino Vago has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Italy and abroad, including the Biennale de São Paulo, the Ludwig Museum in Cologne, the Hayward Gallery in London, the Grand Palais in Paris and in the art museums in Frankfurt, Hannover, Vienna and Berlin. His works are part of private and public collections in Italy and abroad.

2015
Luca Tommasi, Milan (Italy)

2012
CAMeC - Centro de Arte Moderna e Contemporanea della Spezia, La Spezia (Italy)
Grossetti Arte Contemporanea, Milan (Italy)
Nuova Galleria Morone, Milan (Italy)

2011
Progettoarte-ELM, Milan (Italy)
54. Biennale di Venezia – Padiglione Italia – Regione Lombardia im Centro Internazionale d’Arte e di Cultura di Palazzo Te, Mantua (Italien)

2010
Galleria Scoglio di Quarto, Milan (Italy)
Palazzo Magnani, Reggio Emilia (Italy)
Progettoarte-ELM, Milan (Italy)
Grossetti Arte Contemporanea, Milan (Italy)

2009
Progettoarte-ELM, Milan (Italy)
Museo d`Arte Contemporanea Lissone, Lissone (Italy)

2005
Grossetti Arte Contemporanea, Milan (Italy)
Galleria Scoglio di Quarto, Milan (Italy)
Grossetti Arte Contemporanea, Milan (Italy)

2003
Galleria Morone, Milan (Italy)

2002
Spazio Annunciata, Milan (Italy)
Villa Vizcaya, Miami (USA)

2001
Galleria d'Arte La Bambaia, Busto Arsizio (Italy)
Castello di Malcesine, Malcesine (Italy)

2000
LIBA Arte contemporanea, Pontedera (Italy)

Portfolio

Artworks

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