Claudio Corsello

1964 · Italy

Artist biography

Claudio Corsello is an established artist, who originates from Italy. Claudio Corsello was born in 1964. Also born in Italy around 1964 and of the same generation are Maurizio Cattelan and Grazia Toderi.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Claudio Corsello's work is on display at Guido Costa Projects located in Turin, Italy. Claudio Corsello's most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galleria Enrico Astuni in Bologna (23 January 2020 until 08 May 2020) with the exhibition S.p.A.A. Society for Artistic Actions. Claudio Corsello's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at T293 in Rome (15 February 2019 - 13 March 2019) with the name MCCC and Guido Costa Projects in Turin (01 November 2019 - 14 February 2020) with the name Group Exhibition.

Historical Context of Italy

The classical era of the Romans has exerted a significant influence on the cultural and intellectual evolution of Italy, contributing to the uniqueness of the country and its sumptuous artistic legacy. Italy is also the country that epitomizes the Renaissance, “Riniscita” in its original language, which translates to “rebirth”. From the early 1400s, the Renaissance has been a fervent period of cultural and political flourishing, inducing revivals in art, architecture, music, poetry and philosophy.

Although significantly tormented by the fascism of Mussolini in the modern and contemporary period, Italy has never lost its place as one of the most fundamental 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 Claudio Corsello

Born in 1964, Claudio Corsello's creative work was primarily inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this time.

The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time influential art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Claudio Corsello

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