Christian Fogarolli

1983 · Italy

Artist biography

Christian Fogarolli is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in Italy, like other prominent artists such as Paolo Ventura, Francesca Pasquali, Alessandro Papetti,, Grazia Varisco, and Dario Bellini. Christian Fogarolli was born in 1983.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Christian Fogarolli's work is on display at Galerie Alberta Pane | Paris in France. Christian Fogarolli's work has most recently been exhibited at Galerie Alberta Pane | Paris in France (17 May 2019 until 23 September 2019) with the exhibition IL CORPO D'ARIA. Christian Fogarolli's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Le Désir (13 May 2017 - 29 July 2017) at Galerie Alberta Pane | Paris in France and Recent Works (22 March 2019 - 19 April 2019) at Galerie Alberta Pane | Venice in Italy. Christian Fogarolli's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Le Désir and took place at Galerie Alberta Pane | Paris in France from the 13 May 2017 to 29 July 2017.

Historical Context of Italy

Italy has been vastly lush in cultural power since the time of the Romans, this classical period has exerted a major influence on the cultural growth and distinctiveness of the country. Italy also embodies the realm of the Renaissance, called 'Rinascita' in Italian, signifying 'rebirth'. The Renaissance has been considered, from the early 1400s, as the first major flowering of cultural sophistication in art, architecture, music, poetry, philosophy and politics since the Middle Ages. In the modern and contemporary period, Italy was afflicted by the fascism of Mussolini but has nevertheless endured as a vital heart for artistic expression, initiating movements such as Futurism, Arte Povera and the Minimalism related to the Zero Movement, as well as the expressive painting of the Transavanguardia. Critically acclaimed Italian artists of 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 Christian Fogarolli

Born in 1983, Christian Fogarolli grew up during the 1990s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. Art in the 1990s was defined at the start of the decade by a group of artists in the United Kingdom that came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. They were a diverse collective of creatives, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, as well as being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most famous artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their art became known for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became famed for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They achieved considerable amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the decade. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. A proliferation of trends characterised the decade, including the highly irreverent sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and highly sensitive advancements of conceptualism as evidenced by the work of artists like Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Christian Fogarolli

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