Marco Pariani

1986 · Italy

Artist biography

Marco Pariani is a young emerging artist, who was born in Italy, like other famous artists such as Giorgio De Chirico, Max Farina, Mirella Bentivoglio, Santo Tolone, and Matteo Bergami. Marco Pariani was born in 1986.

Marco Pariani's exhibition

Marco Pariani's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Tennis Elbow at The Journal Gallery in New York, the United States. The exhibition was open from 31 January 2020 until 13 February 2020.

Marco Pariani in private collections

There are two collectors in possession of artworks by Marco Pariani at Artland. These collectors include Roland Ofstad and Bech Risvig Collection, who also has works by other artists including Hur Kyung-Ae, Sarah Derat, and Jesús Herrera Martínez.

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 splendid 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 flourishing, engendering 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 essential 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 eminent 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 Marco Pariani

Marco Pariani was born in 1986 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1990s growing up. Art in the 1990s was defined at the start of the decade by a group of artists in the United Kingdom that came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. They were a diverse collective of practitioners, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, alongside being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most successful artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other artists included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their work became noted for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became known for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They achieved a large amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the 1990s. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Relational Aesthetics became a core idea. It was a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud in the 1990s to describe the tendency to make art based on, or inspired by, human relations and their social context. Works by artists such as Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as important artists who worked to this agenda.

Marco Pariani

  • Artworks in Collections 3
  • Exhibitions 3

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