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Andrea Martinelli

1965
Prato, Italy

5 Works exhibited on Kooness

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Works by Andrea Martinelli

La Mousmé

2020

30 x 40 cm

Agostina e le ombre

2020

120 x 180 cm

La ragazza di Arles

2020

120 x 180 cm

Il volto senza fine

2020

110 x 110 cm

32000,00 €

Andrea Martinelli was born in Prato on March 12, 1965, the city where he currently lives and works. After graduating from the Art Institute of Porta Romana in Florence, in 1988 he won the Tito Conti prize, thanks to which the Accademia delle Arti del Disegno of Florence assigned him as a scholarship an atelier in Piazza Donatello for the duration of five years. In this period he creates a series of works entitled "Senesceze", which attract the attention of the critic and art historian Giovanni Testori. Between 1992 and the following year were born impressive portraits of the elderly and his grandfather Dino, in which the artist concentrates with singular skill in the pitiless and obsessive definition of somatic features. In these works emerges the strong attention to the drawing, a technique that over the years acquires a predominant interest in his research. Since 1993 he undertakes an important exhibition activity, among which we remember the personal exhibitions in Strasbourg at the European Parliament, at Frissiras Museum in Athens, at Scheringa Museum in Amsterdam, at Panorama Museum of Bad Frankenhausen in Germany, at Fondation Rustin in Antwerp and at Museo della Permanente in Milan. In 2003 and 2011 he is present at the International Exhibition of the Venice Biennale. 2018 is the year of two major events. In March, an anthology of his works is inaugurated at Palazzo Ducale in Urbino, curated by Vittorio Sgarbi and entitled "L'ombra, gli occhi e la notte". In July, instead, the personal exhibition "Guardami e ti dirò chi sei" opened at the Refectory of Santa Maria Novella in Florence.