Valerio Adami

Valerio Adami 215x300 - Valerio AdamiValerio Adami, born in 1935 in Bologna, is an Italian painter and printmaker, renowned exponent of Pop Art and one of the few continental artists to receive critical acclaim in this genre of contemporary art. On recommendation of Oskar Kokoschka he started study in 1951 at the Acedemia di Brera, Milano. His had his first solo exhibition 1959 in Milan.

He started emphasizing on the line and the space denoting Metaphysical art and Giorgio de Chirico. During the 50s he came into contact with the artistic life of the rest of Europe. He met representatives of the abstract movement as well as the new figurative art which intended to present visual reality. In the 60s he participated in major exhibitions: at the Institute of Contemporary Art in London, Documenta III in Kassel and the Venice Biennale.

Valerio Adami, in a peculiar Italian version of Pop Art, defines his painting as a field of experiences integrated into an inner psychological spectrum. In his work, the images are presented unaltered, threatening, with impressive sharpness. The object acquires an aesthetic and expressive value and his interest to create a pictorial narrative is expressed through the free combination of stylistic directions.’

Adami is a member of the Collège international de philosophie and commander of the Legion of Honor.

In 2005 he founded the Fondazione europea del disegno – Fondation Adami in Meina, Italy. The foundation should not only cultivate his artistic heritage, but in particular the cultural technique of drawing in its broadest sense as ‘draft of a thing’, exploring and teaching.

Valerio Adami, born in 1935 in Bologna, is an Italian painter and printmaker, renowned exponent of Pop Art and one of the few continental artists to receive critical acclaim in this genre of contemporary art. On recommendation of Oskar Kokoschka he started study in 1951 at the Acedemia di Brera, Milano. His had his first solo exhibition 1959 in Milan.

He started emphasizing on the line and the space denoting Metaphysical art and Giorgio de Chirico. During the 50s he came into contact with the artistic life of the rest of Europe. He met representatives of the abstract movement as well as the new figurative art which intended to present visual reality. In the 60s he participated in major exhibitions: at the Institute of Contemporary Art in London, Documenta III in Kassel and the Venice Biennale.

Valerio Adami, in a peculiar Italian version of Pop Art, defines his painting as a field of experiences integrated into an inner psychological spectrum. In his work, the images are presented unaltered, threatening, with impressive sharpness. The object acquires an aesthetic and expressive value and his interest to create a pictorial narrative is expressed through the free combination of stylistic directions.’

Adami is a member of the Collège international de philosophie and commander of the Legion of Honor.

In 2005 he founded the Fondazione europea del disegno – Fondation Adami in Meina, Italy. The foundation should not only cultivate his artistic heritage, but in particular the cultural technique of drawing in its broadest sense as ‘draft of a thing’, exploring and teaching.

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