Alfredo Pirri

1957 · Italy

Artist biography

Alfredo Pirri is regarded as a well established artist, who originates from Italy, like other artists such as Bernhard Rudiger, Michela Baldi, Alessandro Procaccioli, Fabrizio Cotognini, and Luca Francesconi. Alfredo Pirri was born in 1957.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Alfredo Pirri's work is on display in two galleries, which are Eduardo Secci Contemporary in Florence, Italy and Tucci Russo in Turin, Italy. Alfredo Pirri most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Eduardo Secci Contemporary in Florence with the exhibition Giorno/Notte. The exhibition was open from 29 March 2019 until 10 May 2019. Alfredo Pirri's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Tucci Russo in Turin (05 October 2019 - 22 February 2020) with the name Motore and Tucci Russo in Turin (10 February 2018 - 11 March 2018) with the name RAINBOW 2018.

Historical Context of Italy

The classical period of the Romans has exerted a consequential influence on the cultural and intellectual evolution of Italy, contributing to the uniqueness of the country and its sumptuous artistic heritage. Italy is also the country that epitomizes the Renaissance, “Riniscita” in its original language, which signifies “rebirth”. From the early 1400s, the Renaissance has been an intense period of cultural and political flourishing, engendering revivals in art, architecture, music, poetry and philosophy. Although significantly tormented by the fascism of Mussolini in the modern and contemporary era, Italy has never lost its place as one of the most essential artistic centres, home to pioneering movements such as Futurism and Arte Povera, as well as the expressive painting of the Transavanguardia and the Minimalism related to the Zero Movement. Some highly influential Italian artists from the twentieth and twenty first centuries include Giorgio Di Chirico, Giacomo Balla, Giorgio Morandi, Alberto Giacometti, Lucio Fontana, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Francesco Clemente and Mimmo Paladino.

Further Biographical Context for Alfredo Pirri

Alfredo Pirri was born in 1957 and was predominantly inspired by the 1970s growing up. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a longing to evolve and reinforce itself, as a response to the many tensions of the previous decade. One of the most important movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which emerged as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative voyage of Process art emerged by combining essential aspects of Conceptualism with further considerations on art itself. The earliest ideas of environmentalism sprung from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, sculpting the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the regression of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly resurfaced and regained its status, particularly in Germany through the works of critically acclaimed figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York remained as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with global artists drifting through the downtown scene, visiting bars and art galleries, strengthening the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and refined cultural capital. In the eastern part of the globe, Japanese and Korean artists who held a strong interest in the European philosophy of phenomenology, associated with the Mono-Ha movement, exploring and shifting the frontiers between natural and industrial materials. Using stone, glass, cotton, sponge, wood, oil and water, they aimed to give life to artworks that would accentuate the ephemeral state of these various elements and their surroundings, playing with their interdependency.

Alfredo Pirri