Marcello Pozzi

Italy

Artist biography

Marcello Pozzi is a visual artist, who was born and brought up in Italy, like other prominent artists such as Marina Legovini, Marcello Cinque, Lucio Oliveri, Silvia Camporesi, and Ottone Rosai.

About Marcello Pozzi's works

Marcello Pozzi's work is characteristic of the fields of Pop and Design. Pop Art is a highly significant movement which first came to be in the 1950s, across Britain and America, and can be defined as both a critique and praise of mass-produced popular culture. Although the styles and mediums included in Pop Art can highly differ, going from Roy Lichtenstein reproductions of comic-strips, to Andy Warhol’s silk-screen prints of soup cans, and Richard Hamilton’s collages, the underlying most fundamental aspect remains the same – an interest in mass-production, mass-culture and popular media. With Pop Art, the spirit of popular culture is elevated to the status of high art, shifting boundaries and establishing a connection to the contemporary public never achieved before by any other movement.

The boundaries between art and design are blurred and can be intricate to define. Also referred to as applied arts, the genre includes a variety of categories such as industrial design, graphic design and fashion design. In the graphic arts, ranging from photography to illustration, it is often the context that will provide a difference between Fine Arts and Applied Arts; such a distinction is most often based on how the work is produced, and how it is traded.

Marcello Pozzi's Gallery representation

Marcello Pozzi is represented and exhibited by Cabiria Art Gallery located in Milan, Italy.

At the moment on Artland, 17 of Marcello Pozzi's works are available to purchase.

Historical Context of Italy

The classical era of the Romans has exerted a consequential influence on the cultural and intellectual development of Italy, contributing to the uniqueness of the country and its splendid artistic heritage. Italy is also the country that embodies the Renaissance, “Riniscita” in its original language, which signifies “rebirth”. From the early 1400s, the Renaissance has been a fervent era of cultural and political awakenings, inducing revivals in art, architecture, music, poetry and philosophy.

Although greatly tormented by the fascism of Mussolini in the modern and contemporary period, Italy has never lost its place as one of the most fundamental artistic centres, home to cutting-edge 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.

About The Artist

Marcello Pozzi believes architecture and design are arts, and as such, they need to be the expression of our time. He finds inspiration in the contradictions of modern life, from the avant-garde paradoxes of Los Angeles as well as the simplicity of the counter-design culture. Educated at the Politecnico di Milano, Italy, he learned to see architecture through the fragments of all types of construction. MLLO is the design studio of Marcello Pozzi.

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