Marco Gastini

1938 · Italy

Artist biography

Marco Gastini is regarded as a well established artist, who originates from Italy, like other well-known artists such as Esther Stocker, Edoardo Caimi, Adua Martina Rosarno, Marco Bongiorni, and Mario Palmieri. Marco Gastini was born in 1938.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Marco Gastini's work is available on display in several galleries listed on Artland. Some of those galleries are OTTO and Galleria Studio G7 in Bologna, and Spazioborgogno in Milan. Marco Gastini most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Giorgio Persano Torino in Turin with the exhibition Solo Exhibition . The exhibition was open from 21 February 2019 until 13 May 2019.

Historical Context of Italy

Italy has been vastly rich in cultural influence since the time of the Romans, this classical period has exerted a significant influence on the cultural growth and distinctiveness of the country. Italy represents the country of the Renaissance, called 'Rinascita' in Italian, meaning 'rebirth'. The Renaissance has been considered, from the early 1400s, as the first major blossoming of cultural erudition in art, architecture, music, poetry, philosophy and politics since the Middle Ages. Throughout the modern and contemporary period, Italy was tormented by the fascism of Mussolini but has nonetheless endured as an important focal point 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. 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 Marco Gastini

Born in 1938, Marco Gastini was primarily influenced by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism prevailed in the 1950s as a primary method of painting, and explored ideas concerning the sublime and spirituality. Artists chose to focus on painting’s formal properties, and Action Painting took inspiration from the political freedoms of the United States, in opposition to the strictures of the Soviet bloc. Influential artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In subsequent revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been acknowledged, amongst many other female creatives.