To Dream, to Collect


Gianfranco Asveri

1948 Fiorenzuola d'Arda, Italy

4 Works exhibited

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  • About the Artist
  • Curriculum Vitae

Born in Fiorenzuola d'Arda in 1948, Asveri lives and works on the hills near Piacenza with his dogs. He has neither attended art academies nor studied art in other ways, but after a difficult childhood and adolescence he began painting in 1969, finding a reason for living in art. After an initial period in which he expressed himself with a traditional figurative language, since the eighties his painting has acquired a more instinctive and personal gesture, rich in colour and material, close to the expressionism of Art Brut. Characterized by an instinctive and emotional pictorial style, Asveri approaches the surface with a powerful and primitive gesture, which he nevertheless combines with other, less perceptible expressive matrixes, like the memory of artistic images. Profound and vital, Asveri's painting is inspired by an observation of reality: the animals the artist gathers and takes care of, lives with and loves more than anything else, to whom he dedicates his drawings, paintings and poems. The economic paper "Il Sole 24 0re" recently listed him among the ten most important artists of the Italian market. Several critics have written about him, including Luca Beatrice, Paolo Blendiger, Luciano Caprile, Maurizio Corgnati, Elda Fezzi, Flaminio Gualdoni, Elisabetta Longari, Lorenzo Kame|, Nicoletta Pallini, Elena Pontiggia, Giovanni Quaglino, Mauro Rosci, Giovanni Seveso, the poet Ferdinando Cogni, Ivana D'Agostino and Claudio Vela.

• “Qui non piove mai!”, curated by Luciano Caprile, CASATI Arte Contemporanea, Muggiò
• “Memorie dal Soprassuolo Parte II”, curated by Claudio Castellini and Luciano Caprile,
Palazzo Comunale di Busalla (Genova)
• “Memorie dal Soprassuolo”, curated by Claudio Castellini e Luciano Caprile, Mu.Ma di
• “Memories”, critical text by Paolo Manazza, Galerie Mark Peet Visser, Hertogenbosch, Olanda
• Biennale di Venezia - Padiglione Italia, curated by Vittorio Sgarbi, Palazzo Nervi, Torino
• “Guardami, amo te!”, curated by Veronica Fonzo, Galerie Mark Peet Visser, Hertogenbosch,
• “Can che abbaia”, curated by Paolo Manazza, MarcoRossi artecontemporanea, Pietrasanta
• “Nieuwe Verhalen”, Galerie Mark Peet Visser, Hertogenbosch, Olanda
• “Arte Italiana 1968-2007 Pittura”, curated by Marco Sciaccaluga, Palazzo Reale, Milano
• “Gianfranco Asveri”, Galleria Robinsons, Knokke, Belgio
• “Die gestische Malerei von Gianfranco Asveri”, Galerie Barbara Ruetz, Monaco, Germania
• “Nevicata ai Gasperini”, curated by Martina Corgnati, Spirale Arte, Pietrasanta e Milano
• “25 anni ai Gasperini”, curated by Martina Corgnati, Fondazione Stelline, Milano
• “I cani di Asveri”, curated by Pierluigi Peccorini Maggi, Galleria Civica, Modena
• “Asveri”, curated by Lynne Faulstroh, New York Gallery, Brugg, Svizzera
• “Incontri”, curated by Flamingo Gauldoni, Spirale Arte, Milano
• “Moder-Incontri”, curated by Luciano Gnugnoli, Krebsen Gallery, Copenhagen, Danimarca
• “Mostra antologica 1964-1994”, curated by Angelo Gilardino, Galleria Civica d’Arte
Moderna, Gallarate
• “Asveri”, curated by Stephen Watts, Zebra One Gallery, Londra
• “Incontri”, curated by Marco Rosci, Galerie 31, Lille, Francia
• “Incontri”, curated by Marco Rosci, Galerie De Francony, Parigi, Francia
• “Incontri”, curated by Marco Rosci, Boycott Gallery, Bruxelles, Belgio
• “Gianfranco Asveri”, curated by Marco Rossi, Palazzo della Regione, Torino
• “Asveri”, curated by Ferdinando Cogni, Boycott Gallery, Bruxelles, Belgio
• Zebra One Gallery, Londra, Gran Bretagna
• “Asveri”, curated by Stefano Fumagalli, testo di Ferdinando Cogni, Galleria Fumagalli,

Works by Gianfranco Asveri

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