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Name   : Vincenzo Balsamo
Location: Corchiano (VT)  
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Balsamo,Vincenzo-Decomposition N?4
Decomposition N?4 / Collage and Montage / 160x130cm. /

Description: Combustion oil and collage on canvas, 1976



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Vincenzo Balsamo

Biography
Vincenzo Balsamo was born in Brindisi, in 1935, he lived in Rome, Paris and now he lives in Verona. He exhibited, several times in national and international fairs, galleries and museums, since Figurative works of the fifties and sixties, over the seventies with the periods of the First Abstraction; the "Decomposition" informal, of matter work; to the "Nebulas" where the sign prevails on colour; to the "Evocations" of surreal calls; to the Second Abstraction (Return to the painting), of the first eighties that closes the "Analysis and experimentation" period. Since 1987 began the "Lyric abstraction", the sign , the colour, and the light are made up among them as if they would peer into the human "I". Sign, light and colour are the elements that Vincenzo Balsamo uses to play his expressive game. It is an operation that the artist performs under the sign of grace and lightness, letting the images come out as if from a dream, "the place where the lines of geometry and imagination live together". The sign outlines the forms, the colour connotes the emotional field, the light dematerialises the vision which only apparently appears unobjective. In his paintings it seems as if the line seeks to capture essential moments in history of art through the forms given to signs that recall Kandinsky, Miro, Klee, or even the Russian forerunners of the early twentieth century. But this does not mean imitation. It is simly a sort of "mnemo-bait" meant to capture the observer's noetic - that is intellective - eye, inducing him to pose questions; in other words to start mobilizing his thoughts and curiosity, to activate his mind. This happens because, above all, Balsamo's pictorial act is an act of the essential moments of history of art. Vincenzo Balsamo is today one of the most important Italian artists of the abstraction.
 
Statement
[...] above all, Balsamo's pictorial act is an act of intellectual projection, a radiography of the essential moments of the history of art.[...] [...] And at least in the case of Vincenzo Balsamo it expresses the concept that all this pictorial world based on its own language, having its own figurative syntax and net-like architecture, and possessed of its own dynamic variableness, ties in with tje light and draws its impulse from it - the creative soul of the work of art.[...] [...] the work of Vincenzo Balsamo brings the the traces of a universal historical memory back to life and delivers them to us[...] [...]and an enriching force in the quest for painting as a "language".
 
Exhibitions
1957 - BRINDISI, "Civic Centre" - Italy 1961 - ROME, "Il Camino" Gallery - Italy 1963 - ROME, "Zizzari" Gallery - Italy - MILAN MARITTIMA, "La Bottega" Gallery - Italy 1965 - ZURIGO, "Burdeke" Gallery - SWISS - CARPI, "Del Ridotto" Gallery - Italy - ROME, "T. Volsci" Gallery - Italy 1967 - ZURIGO, "Burdeke" Gallery - SWISS - TARANTO, "Magna Grecia" Gallery - Italy - OSTUNI (BR), City-Hall - Italy 1969 - BARI, "La Bussola" Gallery - Italy - GENOA, "Carlevaro" Gallery - Italy 1970 - PALERMO, "La Vetrinetta" Gallery - Italy - TURIN, "Viotti" Gallery - Italy - ROME, "Lisi" Gallery - Italy - ROME, "Zizzari" Gallery - Italy 1971 - RAVENNA, "Le Arti" Gallery - Italy 1977 - ROME, "Tevere" Gallery - Italy 1988 - GENZANO (ROME), "Infiorata Exhibitions Halls" - Italy 1989 - ROME, "Campaiola" Gallery - Italy - ROME, "MR" Gallery - Italy - HAMBURG, Forum "Kunst Messe" - Germany - ASIAGO, "Excelsior" Gallery - Italy - NICE, Palais des Exposition - "Art Jonction International" - France 1990 - VENICE, "Santa Apollonia" Art Centre - Italy 1991 - GENZANO (ROME), "Panna" Gallery - Italy - MILAN, "International Contemporary Art" - Italy - ROME, Expo of ROME - Italy 1993 - BOLOGNA, "Art Fair" - Italy - FLORENCE, "Attualissima" Fortezza da Basso - Italy 1994 - PARIS, "Decouvertes" Porte de Versailles - Nef Victor - France - PARIS, "Lansberg" Gallery - France - CANNES, Palais des Festival "Art Jonction" - France 1995 - FINALE LIGURE, "ValenteArteContemporanea" Gallery - Italy - BARI, Levante Fair "Art Expo " - Italy 1996 - NEUILLY, "Centre Hospitalier" - France - GENEVA, Palaexpo "Europ'Art" - SWISS - GENT, "Line Art Gent" International Art Fair- Belgium - L'AQUILA, Abruzzo Museum-Spanish Castle, "Anthological Exhibition from 1959 to 1996" - Italy - ARPINO (FR), Boncompagni Ducal Palace, "Anthological Exhibition from 1959 to 1996" - Italy 1997 - BAGNOCAVALLO (RA), Polyvalent Centre, "Anthological Exhibition from 1959 to 1996" - Italy - ROME, Egypt Academy, "Anthological Exhibition from 1959 to 1996" - Italy - MANTOVA, Ducal Palace - Isabella of Este Rooms, "Anthological Exhibition from 1959 to 1996" - Italy - MILAN, "Telemarket" Show Room - Italy - ROME, "Telemarket" Show Room - Italy 1998 - SPOLETO, Two Worlds Festival - "Gianluigi Fontana" Gallery - Italy - PORDENONE, "Pordenone Art Fair" - Italy - PADOVA, "Art Expo '98" - Italy - BOLOGNA, "Telemarket" Show Room - Italy - CUNEO, "Tronci" Gallery - Italy 1999 - VERONA, "70" Gallery - Italy - BARI, Levante Fair "Art Expo" - Italy - FORTE dei MARMI, "Faustini Arte" Gallery - Italy - FERRARA, "Studio d'Arte Melotti" Gallery - Italy - VENICE, "International Contemporary Art" - Italy - ATLANTA, "San Marco" Gallery - Georgia - U.S.A - PARIS, "Carrousel du Louvre" - France - VERONA, "C&S Arte" Studio - Italy - PADOVA, "Art Expo '99" - Italy 2000 - TURIN, "Telemarket" Show Room - Italy - CHIERI (TO), "Cornici e Design" Gallery - Italy - ROME, "Telemarket" Show Room - Italy - CUNEO, "Tronci" Gallery - Italy - MONTECATINI T. ME, "Telemarket" Show Room - Italy - VELLETRI (ROME), "Porta Napoletana", Personal Exhibition - Italy 2001 - GENOA, Orsini Palace , "Telemarket" - Italy - TURIN, "RonchiVerdi" Circle , Personal Exhibition - Italy - BRUXELLES, Palace of "European Parliament" , Personal Exhibition - Belgium - VERONA, "Kahn Art" Gallery - Italy - NAGAHAMA,"Nagahama Museum", Personal Exhibition by "Artists Exhibition 2001"- Japan 2002 - MESSINA, "Conca d'Oro" Gallery , by Personal Collection "Works years '60" - Italy - FINALE LIGURE (SV), Chiostri S. Caterina - Oratorio de' Disciplinanti in Final Borgo, Anthologycal - Italy - FINALE LIGURE (SV), "ValenteArteContemporanea" Gallery, Works on Paper- Italy - MILAN, "Telemarket" Show Room, "The labyrinths of the colour" - Italy - TURIN, "Telemarket" Show Room , "The labyrinths of the colour" - Italy 2003 - SUZZARA (MN), "Pont - Aven" Cultural Association of Contemporary Art , "Il Segno e il Colore" - Italy - VITERBO, Miralli Gallery, "The unlikely dogma identity", Works on Paper - Italy - VITERBO, Chigi Palace, "The unlikely dogma identity", Works on Canvas - Italy 2004 - FREMANTLE (Perth), Greh James Sculpture Studio Gallery, "Vincenzo Balsamo", Mostra personale - Australia 2005 - FERRARA, "MINI" (Unpublished Works of small size), "Melotti Art Studio" Gallery - Italy - TURIN, "Archivio di Stato", Anthologycal Exhibition, "The Odyssey of light and colur" (works from 1955 to 2005) - Italy - MONTICHIARI (BS), "13nd Contemporary National Art Fair", Anthologycal Solo Exhibition, "Vincenzo Balsamo: The Uncontaminated Charms Of Sign" - Italy - VERONA, "art(verona05", "Gallery of Modern Art - Marco Canepa", Solo Exhibition - Italy 2006 - VITERBO, "VITARTE" - Contemporary and Modern Art Fair - Italy - PIETRASANTA (LU), Vincenzo Balsamo - New Works, "Galleria D'Arte Enrico PAOLI" - Italy - FINALE LIGURE (SV), Vincenzo Balsamo "favola racconto - form/ale", "ValenteArtecontemporanea" Gallery - Italy
 

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