Riccardo Gusmaroli

1963 · Italy

Artist biography

Riccardo Gusmaroli is an established contemporary visual artist, who was born in Italy. Riccardo Gusmaroli was born in 1963. Some of the artist's contemporarie that are from the same generation and country include Maurizio Cattelan and Grazia Toderi.


Riccardo Gusmaroli is represented and exhibited by two galleries. These are Colossi Arte Contemporanea in Brescia, Italy and Tega in Milan, Italy.

Riccardo Gusmaroli in private collections

On Artland Riccardo Gusmaroli's works can be found in the following collection: Francesco Sforza which, for instance, also has works by other prominent and critically acclaimed artists including Won Sou-Yeol, Choi Jun Kun, and Sarah Derat.

Historical Context of Italy

Italy has been vastly rich in cultural influence since the time of the Romans, this classical period has exerted a major influence on the cultural development and identity of the country. Italy is also the realm of the Renaissance, called 'Rinascita' in Italian, translating to 'rebirth'. The Renaissance has been considered, from the early 1400s, as the first major blossoming 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 remained as an important centre for artistic expression, spawning 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 Riccardo Gusmaroli

Born in 1963, Riccardo Gusmaroli was primarily 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. influential art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the international 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 started to gain prominence, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Riccardo Gusmaroli

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