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"I don’t call myself an artist. I am different; my approach is different.
Many artists have a burning fire within them: a desire to create on their terms. They conceive an idea, intellectualize it, transform and interpret it; some of them are able to sublimate it. Their work might even be incomprehensible to some; it might need to be explained to be understood. Sometimes it can confuse people who might be too afraid to admit their ambivalence. This kind of art can present as being out of bounds; the world from where it comes: inaccessible.
As I said, I don’t call myself an artist in any rhetorical sense of the word. I enjoy creating but I also like exploring, experimenting, reusing old things… An idea comes to me and I try to put it into practice; I reckon I mostly use that part of the brain which is considered more logical or mathematical then properly artistic. As a matter of a fact, before Art I studied Engineering, and thus, I guess my mind was shaped.
I create by analyzing, projecting, and, as someone sensitive to our resource drained world, I try to optimize. I think about how materials can be regenerated and even how they might break down over time and reanimate the work they make up. I actually think this makes it a kind of smart art. So, once again, I don’t call myself an artist, I’d rather call myself a smartist." - Marco Pettinari
Marco Pettinari , was born in Rome in November 1972. Curious mind with a questing attitude, he approached various ways of expression. His academic careers as his art works reflect his eclectic personality in continuous search. Since very young he showed big interest in art subjects, but provided with a highly versatile character he approached more firmly the world of art only after obtaining a Diploma in Modern Languages, a Degree (BSc) in Computer Science Engineering and then a Diploma (BSc) in Figurative Art at the Academy of Fine Arts of Rome. His multiple interests led him to find different ways to expresses his art such as painting, sculpting, engraving, photography, furnishing design, multimedia installations, experimenting with different kind of materials, synthetics or organics or even simple recycled materials on different kind of supports. In all these disciplines, his approach is to seize control of the main techniques and explore the different possibilities to achieve an aesthetic result which is compatible with his concept of a work of art.
Exhibitions and Awards:
June 2019: Solo exhibition ‘Macchine Anatomiche, Dei e Semidei‘ at ‘Moon’ ( Move Ortigia Out of Normality ), Via Roma 112, Siracusa
Art Director: Moon E. M.
May 2019: Collective exhibition ‘Tellus Mater, le radici del femminile‘ at ‘Moon’ ( Move Ortigia Out of Normality ), Via Roma 112, Siracusa
Art Director: Salvatore Mauro
August 2018: Collective exhibition ‘Cibarte‘ at Bassi del Palazzo Ducezio di Noto, with the patronage of the Municipality Art Directors: Salvo Mauro and Vincenzo Medica for Studio DoppiaVu and Studio Barnum contemporary
June 2017: Solo exhibition at ‘Mangiarte’ art Gallery, Via degli Equi, 16/18, Roma
Art Directors: Massimo Rossi.
March 2017: Collective exhibition “Chapeau” at Lab174, Via Pietro Borsieri 14 – Roma.
Art Directors: Massimo Rossi.
June/July 2014: Collective exhibition “gARTen” Villa Rovere, via San Martino 3 – Correggio (RE).
Art Directors: Anna Corghi, Daniela Caffagni, Cristina Severi.
Ago/Sept 2013: Collective exhibition “Human Rights?° Ex-Convent Black Franciscans, Specchia (Lecce).
Art Director: Roberto Ronca.
May 2012: Collective exhibition contest “MostraMi, 4° Mostra Evento “, Via Genova Giovanni Tahon di Revel 3, Milano. Curators: Sandro Aglialoro
January 2012: Collective exhibition contest “Expo Bologna 2012 “, Art Gallery ‘Wikiarte’, Via San Felice 18, Bologna, Italy.
Curators: Deborah Petroni, Rumens Focacci, Davide Foschi, Valentina Mazza.
Novembre 2011: Collective exhibition contest “MostraMi, 3° Mostra Evento “, Via Genova Giovanni Tahon di Revel 3, Milano. Curators: Sandro Aglialoro, Roberta Molin Corvo.
Awards: winner of “Premio del pubblico”.
August / Sept 2011: Collective exhibition contest ” XXIII Porticato Gaetano”, Municipal Gallery of ContemporaryArt; Palazzo S.Giacomo – Via de Lieto 2, Gaeta. Italy. Art Direction: Associazione culturale Novecento
August 2011: Collective exhibition of contemporary art “RIFIUTArte”, Former Convent of St. Francis, Posta, Rieti. Italy Curator: Professor Monica Renzi.
July / Sept 2010: Collective exhibition contest “XXII Porticato Gaetano”, Municipal Gallery of Contemporary Art ; Palazzo S.Giacomo – Via de Lieto 2, Gaeta. Art
Direction: Associazione culturale Novecento
October 2009: Collective ” Profezie di Bellezza 5” (Prophecies of Beauty 5), at the Gallery of Contemporary Art “Studio Ferraro” Via degli Scipioni 39, Rome.
Curator: Dr. Isabella Tirelli
July / Sept 2009: Collective exhibition contest “XXI Porticato Gaetano”, Municipal Gallery of Contemporary Art <>; Palazzo S. Giacomo – Via de Lieto 2, Gaeta. Art Direction: Associazione culturale Novecento.
Awards: Winner of “Premio Pasquale Ciaccio”
July 2009: Collective exhibition of painting “Dia-Logos”, Municipal Cultural Centre, Cervara di Roma.
Curator: Enzo Orti
June 2009: Collective of Painting “Mostra Evento”, at “Linearia” Art gallery-shop, Rome.
Curator: Saskia Morelli
June 2007: Collective exhibition of sculpture Impare l’Arte e…” Studio of Architects ‘Scrimieri – Caproni’, Rome. Curators: Donato Bianco, Oriana Impei.
© 2020 All Artwork Marco Pettinari
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