Davide Coltro

1967 · Italy

Artist biography

Davide Coltro is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who was born in Italy. Davide Coltro was born in 1967. Some of the artist's contemporaries that are born around the same year and in the same country include Maurizio Cattelan and Grazia Toderi.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Davide Coltro is represented and exhibited by Gagliardi e Domke Contemporary in Turin, Italy. Davide Coltro's work are exhibited at the exhibition, Reale Virtuale at Gagliardi e Domke Contemporary in Turin, Italy. The exhibition is currently open and closes on the 09 April 2020.

Historical Context of Italy

Italy has been vastly rich in cultural influence since the time of the Romans, this classical period has exerted a significant influence on the cultural development and distinctiveness of the country. Italy represents the country of the Renaissance, called 'Rinascita' in Italian, translating to 'rebirth'. The Renaissance has been considered, from the early 1400s, as the first extensive blossoming of cultural sophistication in art, architecture, music, poetry, philosophy and politics since the Middle Ages. Throughout the modern and contemporary period, Italy was tormented by the fascism of Mussolini but has nonetheless remained as a vital heart for artistic expression, spawning movements such as Futurism, Arte Povera and the Minimalism related to the Zero Movement, as well as the expressive painting of the Transavanguardia. Important 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 Davide Coltro

Born in 1967, Davide Coltro was primarily influenced by the 1980s growing up. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. significant art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti started to gain prominence, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Davide Coltro

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