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Two talented artists fall under Looking for Art’s lens: Marco Maculan and Mario Cerrone.

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With the aim of promoting and sustaining young emerging artists, the Italian Gallery Looking for Art has found more talents for us to keep a close eye on. Focus: Marco Maculan and Mario Cerrone.

 

Marco Maculan (b.1997)

Born in Vicenza in 1997, artist Marco Maculan is a Sculptor. Having studied at the ‘Ex Martini’ Art School in Vicenza, he then obtained a BA in Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice. 

Working at a carpentry, he strengthened his connection, and sensibility towards the material which remains the protagonist of his work. In fact, in the creative moment, this artist is an artisan. He takes care of the delicate details and the refined, smooth surfaces. He interacts and responds to the material to shape the works. 

The result is the organic human-like wooden sculptures which play with grasping textures and smooth curves. Indeed, Marco Maculan’s works are strongly evocativeAlluding to the study of human figure, they have an elegant power. The anthropomorphic works use the essence of wood – an sincere use of the material this artist has learnt how to master.

Marco Maculan, NIdo (III), 2020, Courtesy of Looking for Art ©2022 Kooness

 

Mario Cerrone (b. 1995)

Born in Athens in 1995, artist Mario Cerrone is a Painter. He completed his studies at the ‘Fausto Melotti’ Art School in Lomazzo, in the province of Como, and then went on to study Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera in Milan. Attending the atelier of artist Gianluigi Alberio, he learnt the technique of Aerography – airbrushing technique. 

Since 2020, he has been working at the Academy of Fine Arts in Brera, assisting the artiast and lecturer Angelo Falmi.

 

Mario Cerrone, L’esigenza di un ritmo diverso, la danza, 2021, Courtesy of Looking for Art ©2022 Kooness

 

Shaping his visual language, he studied Byzantine iconography, along with his mother and aunt who work as iconographers. He deepened his knowledge of Hellenistic culture by travelling, exploring and investigating traditions, myths, identity.

In his works, we find this: there is a strong presence of tradition, the landscape, and natural elements. With a natural fluidity, they represent human and animal figures, in dialogue with Hellenic works.

We find a sense of sacrality, imagination and smoothness, thanks to the flowing lines and ethereal tones of his paintings. Mario Cerrone has developed a language - a vocabulary which speaks for an identity which is rooted in the past but contemporary at the same time. 

 

Cover image: Mario Cerrone, Il muoversi della tenerezza, 2021, Courtesy of Looking for Art ©2022 Kooness

Written by Zoë Rivas Zanello

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