Guido Corazziari

 

 

Why did you decide to pursue a career in the Visual Arts?

 

My parents were artists and so my grand-fathers. I spent the years 70's in Florence, studing art and architecture. Also there I worked as a scenic photographer for ART/TAPES, directed by Maria Gloria Bicocchi, an international art-video production center, where I interacted with the world's most innovative artists of the time: Bill Viola, Vito Acconci, Andy Warhol, Chris Burden, Daniel Buren. In 1980 I graduated with a degree in Architecture and then in 1981 I became a tenured professor at the Accademy of Fine Arts in Bari. In 1983 I won an scholarship to the "Domus Academy" in Milano, where I earned a Master's degree in design. My teachers were Gianfranco Ferrè, Alessandro Mendini, Andrea Branzi, Ettore Sottsass jr. Then in 1984 I won first prize for Italy in a fashion contest and I was invited to exhibit my works in Montecarlo. In 1987, thanks to another scholarship, I traveled to Paris, to attend the "Université de Marly Le Roi" where I got a diploma in serigraphy. Now I'm working as teacher and painter exhibiting my artworks in galleries and museums, in Italy and abroad.

 



 

Why did you decide to pursue a career in the Visual Arts?

 

My parents were artists and so my grand-fathers. I spent the years 70's in Florence, studing art and architecture. Also there I worked as a scenic photographer for ART/TAPES, directed by Maria Gloria Bicocchi, an international art-video production center, where I interacted with the world's most innovative artists of the time: Bill Viola, Vito Acconci, Andy Warhol, Chris Burden, Daniel Buren. In 1980 I graduated with a degree in Architecture and then in 1981 I became a tenured professor at the Accademy of Fine Arts in Bari. In 1983 I won an scholarship to the "Domus Academy" in Milano, where I earned a Master's degree in design. My teachers were Gianfranco Ferrè, Alessandro Mendini, Andrea Branzi, Ettore Sottsass jr. Then in 1984 I won first prize for Italy in a fashion contest and I was invited to exhibit my works in Montecarlo. In 1987, thanks to another scholarship, I traveled to Paris, to attend the "Université de Marly Le Roi" where I got a diploma in serigraphy. Now I'm working as teacher and painter exhibiting my artworks in galleries and museums, in Italy and abroad.

I never decided to become an artist. My destiny was written.

Artist Statement

 

Sparkling like a birthday cake, my artworks are instantly appreciated for their chromatic arrangements of sweet subjects combined with serious motifs, creating an instantly recognizable synergy of cool elegance and soft sensuality. The paintings are strongly influenced by the fantastic world of cartoons, pop culture, rock music, and worldwide media, all contributing to a unique aesthetic creation. With bold colors, cartoon styling, strident collage and ghoulish rendering of the sacred and profane, these pictures are made to grab your attention and create pure joy for the eyes. The paintings are multilayered, both visually and conceptually. You are first overcome by the colors: glossy, shinning, and brilliant, after you discover the real matter, the sense. The working process emploies a “ready-made” method. All pictures are grabbed by Internet, “surfing” on the Net. However, my work chooses, arranges, matchs, adds and stratifies with the objective of making us to think and, hopefully finding some answers, while having fun.

What inspires you the most?

My life, the moments of joy as those of pain, the whole world... everything!

 

Your specialties?

To mix sacred with profane, fun with engagement.

 

What are your favorite subjects and why?

Cartoon-caracters, sex and spirituality, high and low matter. Why? Because I'm done in this way, my artworks are all a sort of selfportraits.

 

Preferred locations to work?

Home, home, home.

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