Riccardo De Marchi

1964 · Italy

Artist biography

Presenting and representing the absence within presence, Riccardo de Marchi’s works penetrate material to question the meaning of the traces that are left behind by the artist. Utilising materials like stainless steel, plexiglas, or aluminium, the surfaces of his works represent a blank page to be written on, a new space for creation and a universe for dialogue and inquiry. In his famous exhibition in the music room of the 16th century Palladio’s Villa Pisani he turned the floor into a vast mirror, illuminating the wall and ceiling frescos as well as the visitors to the space.

Born in 1964, Riccardo de Marchi lives and works between Flaibano and Parma in Italy. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice in the mid-1980s and was soon noticed by the international contemporary art scene.

De Marchi participated in the International Biennale of Venice in 1993 and has since shown his work throughout the world in institutions and fairs such as the International Biennale of Sculpture in Carrara, Arte Contemporanea Italiana of the Unicredit Art Collection, and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice.

Riccardo De Marchi

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