Filippo Minelli

1983 · Italy

Artist biography

Filippo Minelli is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in Italy, like other renowned artists such as Pina Inferrera, Pietro Pirelli, Frsco Lo Savio, Giulia Manfredi, and Gianni Asdrubali. Filippo Minelli was born in 1983.

Galleries

Multiple galleries around the world represent and exhibit Filippo Minelli's work, including galleries in countries such as Italy and Germany. The galleries exhibiting Filippo Minelli's work include Colossi Arte Contemporanea and UNA | Piacenza in Italy, as well as Ruttkowski 68 in Germany.

Filippo Minelli in private collections

It is the collector patrick droste , who is in possession of work by Filippo Minelli at Artland. patrick droste also has works by other artists including Alessandro Simonini, Douglas Mandry, and Won Sou-Yeol.

Historical Context of Italy

Italy has been tremendously rich in cultural influence since the time of the Romans, this classical period has exerted a major influence on the cultural development and distinctiveness of the country. Italy is also the realm of the Renaissance, called 'Rinascita' in Italian, translating to 'rebirth'. The Renaissance has been considered, from the early 1400s, as the first major flowering of cultural erudition in art, architecture, music, poetry, philosophy and politics since the Middle Ages. During the modern and contemporary period, Italy was afflicted by the fascism of Mussolini but has nevertheless remained as an important 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 Filippo Minelli

Filippo Minelli was born in 1983 and was primarily inspired by the 1990s. Art in the 1990s was defined at the beginning 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 artists, 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 successful 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 famous for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became known for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They achieved a large amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the 1990s. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Conceptual photography led by German ideas and artists came to prominence. Artists such as Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans gained international recognition, and inspired other artists such as the Canadian Jeff Wall, who experimented with the kind of cinematic expansiveness associated with the German artists’ work. Painters like Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger exerted a notable influence on younger artists.

Filippo Minelli

  • Artworks in Collections 1
  • Exhibitions 2

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