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New York Perspective


Single piece Signed Dated Titled



80 x 120 x 3 cm
31.50 x 47 x 1.18 in







Acrylic on canvas

1978 Grosseto, Italy

Claudio Cionini was born in Grosseto in 1978. He attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, where he began, in 2000, his exhibition activity. After his studies, his attention immediately turned to the industrial landscape, a reality that surrounds him in the city where he has always resided, Piombino.

He is attracted by the steel plants: the strong chiaroscuros and smoky atmospheres that surround blast furnaces and pipes. 

In 2003 the exhibitions at Westbeth Arts Gallery in New York "Still Classical: Recent Works on Paper from Florentine Academies and Studios," at ISB Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design in Providence and at Palazzetto Cenci in Rome.

He participated, in 2007, in the Michetti Prize with two paintings depicting the industrial port of Piombino. Later, in November of the same year, he exhibited these works at the group exhibition "Nuovi pittori della realtà" at the P.A.C. in Milan.

In the same year, his first urban landscape studies were born after visiting Paris. Fascinated by its grand boulevards and boundless city views, he sensed the fundamental characteristic of his work: space, depth of perspective, and vanishing point.

His first major solo exhibition was in 2008, entitled "Places of Absence," at the Archaeological Museum of Fiesole.

In 2009, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, he participated in several celebrations in memory of the event. At the invitation of the Region of Tuscany and after several stays in Berlin, he creates a nucleus of works that will be part of the solo exhibition "The Shadow of the Wall" held at the rooms of the Regional Council of Tuscany in Palazzo Panciatichi in Florence. He also exhibits at the group shows "The Wall - Twenty years later almost like Dumas" at the Castle of Lari and "The Walls after Berlin" at Spazio Tadini in Milan.

He continues, even later, to portray the architecturally and culturally stimulating city of Berlin. Cionini's painting becomes more material, he inserts new tones and new frames. Thus was born, in 2010, the solo exhibition "Glimpses of Truth" at the Contemporary Art Gallery in Arezzo.

In 2011 at the Piaggio Museum in Pontedera he exhibited a series of works dedicated to the Piombino steel mills, a theme dear to him that he has never abandoned over the years, and a series of paintings depicting the world's great metropolises, especially American ones, from New York to Los Angeles, and others, from Melbourne to Tokyo. The painter is fascinated by the idea of bringing these great cities together almost as if they were one boundless global metropolis. He uses, to create the works, images that come from the web and cinema: "global" communication tools par excellence. The exhibition is titled "RUST! Factory-City-Memory."

It is in 2013 the exhibition at the Angelica Gallery in Rome "ISTANTI - Under the Skin of Images," for which he makes some paintings dedicated to the eternal city; one of them, depicting Piazza del Popolo, was donated to the Senate of the Italian Republic.

In 2014 he exhibited in Sicily, at the Palermo gallery Lupo 'Art, with an important solo show, and in November at Fornace Pasquinucci in Capraia Fiorentina. 

In the spring of 2015 he exhibited in Pietrasanta, in the rooms of Palazzo Panichi, "Beyond the deserts : the visible cities" is the title of the solo exhibition that recalls the work of Italo Calvino.

In the summer of 2015, he participated in the creation of the book "Cibo Arte Vino Mare" edited by Elena Barsacchi, with recipes by chef Luciano Zazzeri, portraits by Oliviero Toscani, including Cionini's, and a text by Vittorio Sgarbi. 

In 2019, he exhibits at Florence University of the Art, the show is titled "Vision Beyond Form," and Galleria La Fonderia in Florence hosts a solo exhibition of his work titled "Cities of the World." 

In May 2022, he donates a painting depicting Palermo to the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella, thus becoming part of the Quirinale's contemporary art collection.

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