1971 · Italy
Francesco Vezzoli is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who was born and brought up in Italy, like other renowned artists such as Filippo La Vaccara, Manuela Toselli, Zimmerfrei, Alberto Martini, and Eron. Francesco Vezzoli was born in 1971.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Several galleries around the world represent and exhibit Francesco Vezzoli's work, including galleries in countries such as the United Kingdom and Italy. Galleries include Cardi Gallery | London in the United Kingdom, as well as Treccani Arte and Cardi Gallery | Milan in Italy. Francesco Vezzoli most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galleria Franco Noero | Piazza Carignano in Turin with the exhibition C-CUT Homo Ab Homine Natus. The exhibition was open from 01 November 2018 until 12 January 2019.
Francesco Vezzoli in private collections
The following Collections on Artland feature some of Francesco Vezzoli's works: Charles Riva Collection which also includes works by other renowned artists Tom Wesselmann, Frank Stella and Mike Kelley; and Jimenez -Colon Collection with works from prominent artists Petra Cortright, Michael Staniak and Jason Martin.
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 immense artistic legacy. Italy is also the country that embodies 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 awakenings, inducing 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 powerful 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 Francesco Vezzoli
Francesco Vezzoli was born in 1971 and was primarily influenced by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, 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 1980s 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. influential 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 began to gain recognition, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.