To Dream, to Collect



1981 Milano, Italy

5 Works exhibited

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  • About the Artist
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  • Bibliography

2501, (Jacopo Ceccarelli, Milan, 1981) is among the most important Italian artists of the current Urban Art scene. His exhibitions, both personal and collective, were hosted by important museums such as MACRO in Rome, La Triennale di Milano, Museo Pecci in Prato, La Reggia di Caserta and the Foundation Edward De Valle in Santo Domingo. In 2017 he won a residency at the Gallery Libertad Queretaro in Mexico and exhibited during Miami Art Basel with an installation of the project LA MACCHINA. In 2015 he participated to “Urban Art Renaissance”, a group exhibition presented at the Fabbrica del Vapore in Milan and in 2013 he exhibited at the 55th edition of the Venice Biennale with an official satellite event: Back 2 Back.

Jacopo Ceccarelli has matured his style by coming in contact with the South American school of Street Art. After this experience he changed his name to 2501 to indicate, with his date of birth, his artistic renaissance. His eclectic production is characterized by a recognizable style, formed by black and white sinuous lines, sometimes accompanied by golden or silver circles. However, for the artist, style is only an instrument, what really matters is the concept and the gestures.

Milan-born artist 2501 works in a wide variety of mediums, including painting, installation, sculpture, photography, and film. Embarked in a quest for blank spaces, 2501 experiments with lines, shapes and motion in free compositions that show strictness all the while breaking art codes. At the age of 20, he settled in Sao Paulo to teach painting to shantytown children, after studying Cinema and video editing in Milan and Visual Communication at the New Bahaus University of Weimar, Germany. His multidisciplinary approach led him to take on a documentary approach which evolved toward the Nomadic Experiment project, a series of international exhibitions and a decennial digital archive focused around countercultures, communities, points of views and experiments all over the world. 2501’s site specific and socially committed work in constant dialogue with urban topography, mainly takes the form of murals, among which specific mural project carried on in Los Angeles, Miami, Sao Paulo, Milan, Roma, Detroit, Chicago, Ulan Bator, New York, Atlanta, Kiev. Always on the move due to a career that leads him to answer the calls of various art institutions and fairs around the world, he took part in numerous public art festivals like O.BRA, Living Walls, ALTrove, Art United Us, Artmossphere Biennale, Walk&Talk, Wabash Arts Corridor, Outdoor, Mural, Traffic Design, Painted the Desert Project. His art and process serve as an investigative conduit between an individual who has absorbed a number of principles from classical art and the application of them in a contemporary environment. He enjoyed many solo shows, among which La Macchina, at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Lissone, On the Brink of Disaster at Wunderkammern Gallery of Rome, See You On The Other Side and Anatomy of Restlessness at Soze Gallery in Los Angeles, Freedom of Choice at Celaya Brothers Gallery in Mexico City. Utilizing an approach that can be both primitive and sophisticated, the repetition of exploratory and evaluative line work is highlighted by 2501’s sensitivity to the relationship of the exacting details of surface and applicant. Equally important are the dynamics of open air, empty spaces and established structures or derelict buildings. The symbiotic relationship between positive and negative space is always at play, as each element swaps real estate back and forth.


Graffiti Art Magazine, March 2019

Juxtapoz, Art and Culture Magazine, October 2016

Juxtapoz, Art and Culture Magazine, December 2014

Commons, Lotus international, Quarterly ArchitecturalMagazine, Milan 2014

Street Art Now - Melbourne, Australia and Beyond, Dean Sunshine. Victoria 2014

A4GOD / an Inquiry into Eidolatria and Contemporary Drawing in Italy, Milan 2012

Graffiti world 3 - Street art from five continents, Nicholas Ganz, Tristan Manco, Thames and Hudson,
London 2010

Muralismo Morte - The Rebirth of Muralismo in Contemporary Urban Art, Jens Besser, Fromheretofame Editions, Berlin 2010

Rojo Magazin, Sintonison, Barcellona 2008

I graffiti del Leoncavallo, Vittorio sgarbi, Alessandro Riva, Davide Atomo Tinelli, Skira, Ginevra Milan 2007
Art of Rebellion 2, Christian Hundertmark aka c100, Publikat, Berlin 2006

Itzastikup, Bo130, Microbo, The Don, Drago arts and communication, Rome 2005

Street Logos, Tristan Manco, Thames and Hudson, London 2004

Dunk Window, Nike project, Milan 2003

Works by Never 2501

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