Lorenza Boisi

1972 · Italy

Artist biography

Lorenza Boisi is an established mid-career artist, who originates from Italy, like other famous artists such as Romina De Novellis, Maurizio Pellegrin, Giampaolo Bertozzi, Santi Alleruzzo, and Galliani Michelangelo. Lorenza Boisi was born in 1972.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Lorenza Boisi's work is available for viewing at Ribot Gallery in Milan, Italy. Lorenza Boisi's work has most recently been exhibited at Island in Brussels (26 January 2019 until 02 March 2019) with the exhibition UU - The artist as director. Lorenza Boisi's only other exhibition is OPENWORK, a focus on painting, which took place at Monitor | Rome in Italy (30 December 2019 - 23 January 2020).

Historical Context of Italy

Italy has been vastly sumptuous in cultural influence since the time of the Romans, this classical period has exerted a fascinating influence on the cultural growth and distinctiveness of the country. Italy is also the country 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 sophistication 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 endured 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 Lorenza Boisi

Lorenza Boisi was born in 1972 and was predominantly inspired by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the 1980s was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth differences, 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. Important 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 prominence, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Lorenza Boisi

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