Gino De Dominicis

1947 · Italy

Artist biography

Gino De Dominicis is a contemporary artist considered well established, who was born in Italy, like other renowned artists such as Christian Verginer, Sophie Ko, Marcello Dudovich, Renata Boero, and Florencia Martinez. Gino De Dominicis was born in 1947.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Gino De Dominicis' work is available on display in 6 galleries around the globe, such as in France and Italy. Some of those galleries are Tornabuoni Art | Paris in France, as well as Lia Rumma | Naples and Erica Ravenna in Italy. Gino De Dominicis' work has most recently been exhibited at Tornabuoni Art London in the United Kingdom (24 April 2019 until 12 July 2019) with the exhibition The Unbearable Lightness of Being. Gino De Dominicis' other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Luxembourg & Dayan | London in the United Kingdom (04 October 2017 - 19 January 2018) with the name Works from the collection of Guntis Brands and Operativa in Italy (15 March 2019 - 03 May 2019) with the name Party Heroes. Gino De Dominicis' first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Works from the collection of Guntis Brands and took place at Luxembourg & Dayan | London in the United Kingdom from the 04 October 2017 to 19 January 2018.

Gino De Dominicis in private collections

It is the collector Pier Luigi Metelli, who is in possession of work by Gino De Dominicis at Artland. Pier Luigi Metelli also has works by other artists including Douglas Mandry, Ruth Asawa, and Philipp Keel.

Historical Context of Italy

Italy has been tremendously rich in cultural power since the time of the Romans, this classical period has exerted a fascinating influence on the cultural development and distinctiveness of the country. Italy also embodies the realm of the Renaissance, called 'Rinascita' in Italian, meaning '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. In the modern and contemporary period, Italy was afflicted by the fascism of Mussolini but has nevertheless remained as an important centre 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 Gino De Dominicis

Born in 1947, Gino De Dominicis' creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1960s. The universal impact of the 1960s was truly sensational across the globe. Representative of a time stirring both hope and anger, the 1960s prompted an explosion of cutting-edge ideologies and movements, truly exciting and ground-breaking. Historically established in the context of the Cold War, which would have a highly powerful impact internationally, largely defined by the Iron Curtain dividing Europe both physically and spiritually, and significantly marked by the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961. The 1960s re-defined all pre-existing expectations on gender, race and justice, questioned education as well as morality and selfhood – for instance through the civil rights movement and second wave of feminism, as well as student political uprisings. The significant boom of mass consumerism also defined the era, generating new trends in marketing and advertising. Minimalism developed the crucial idea that art should subsist in its own reality, and not try to mimic the physical world. Born of a desire to obliterate all pre-established conceptions about art, Minimalism became a radically progressive movement, highly influential worldwide, with artists such as Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Dan Flavin as key figures. Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland and Helen Frankenthaler were artists who sought to explore further some of the most fundamental philosophies of Abstract Expressionism, while getting rid of the expressive and highly personal aspect it would often associated with it. This led to the creation of Colour Field painting, deeply relating to Minimalism. The iconic contemporary art movements that echoed through the wave of radicalism of the 1960s also had their own distinctions and scopes, particular to different areas or countries. Spatialism, for example, was founded in Italy by Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni, and its ideologies embraced by the Zero group in Germany. Throughout Europe, the philosophy of Existentialism deeply influenced artists like Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti, who strived to portray the raw human emotions often associated with reflections on death and the lingering anxiety of the meaninglessness of life.

Gino De Dominicis

  • Artworks in Collections 1
  • Exhibitions 6

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