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Vincenzo BalsamoBiography: (Painter/Engraver) Vincenzo Balsamo was born in June 1935 in Brindisi, Italy. He lived in Rome, Paris, Verona, now he lives in Corchiano, Italy. He studied at the San Giacomo Art School, Rome. Main exhibitions took place at Palazzo delle Esposizioni, National Gallery of Modern Art, X National Quadrennial, Chiostro del Bramante - (Rome); European Biennial - DUBROVNIK; Découvertes Nef Victor, Carrousel du Louvre - (Paris); "Santa Apollonia" Art Center Venezia, Nagahama Museum - (Japan); Museum of Modern Art - Arezzo; Matalon Museum - Milan; 4th Beijing International Art Biennial; Modern Art Gallery - Cento; Lu.C.C.A. Center of Contemporary Art - Lucca; A.C. Art Museum Beijing, Yixing Art Museum, Guangzhou Mayland Art Gallery, European Commission - Brussels; Art Fairs: Shanghai, Miami, New York, Canton, Moscow, New Delhi, Los Angeles, KIAF, Beijing, Toronto, In Arco, London, Bologna; Milano, Torino, Verona, etc.; and several participations in biennial/triennial of print. Vincenzo Balsamo paints since the fifties. His first artworks are figurative paintings. They regard Italian landscapes (Tuscany, Umbria, Lazio, Campania) particularly intense and intimate where the pictorial technique, composed by vibrant brush strokes, delights in a sort of play of fantastic tonalities. During the seventies Balsamo stops painting figurative works: It is the so-called “first abstraction” period where he actually returns to the coloured background of the landscapes, but without a hint of figuration and separated by a black sign that becomes the texture of the memory. During the late seventies Balsamo researches and experiments. Decomposizioni (1975-76) are informal, material, full bodied works, harsh in their pictorial expression. Nebulose (1977-78) are not envisaged as a celestial world, but as a mental and internal journey in search of the right balance between the gestural mark and - alongside and upon - the colour. Evocazioni (1978-79) are complex and introspective works characterized by strangely deformed, surreal and fantastic figures, symptoms of weariness and doubt. In the early eighties Balsamo strives to regain his expressive thought and spends time at his easel in order to rediscover a new, more congenial world. It is the so-called “second abstraction” period and he paints works inspired by an abstract-cubistic concept. In 1987 begins the “Lyrical Abstraction” phase where the sign, the colour and the light are made up among them as if they would peer ... to see complete biography, click on artist's name Country: Italy Birthyear: 1935 Galleries: 1957 - BRINDISI, "Civic Centre" - Italy 1961 - ROME, "Il Camino" Gallery, 2 - 12 March - Italy 1963 - ROME, "Zizzari" Gallery - Italy - MILAN MARITTIMA, "La Bottega" Gallery - Italy 1965 - ZURIGO, "Burdeke" Gallery - SWISS - CARPI, "Del Ridotto" Gallery, 28 February - 11 March - Italy 1966 - ROME, "T. Volsci" Gallery, 10 - 21 May - Italy 1967 - ZURIGO, "Burdeke" Gallery - SWISS - TARANTO, "Magna Grecia" Gallery, 24 June - 5 July - 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, 30 May - 12 June - Italy - ROME, "Lisi" Gallery - Italy - ROME, "Zizzari" Gallery - Italy 1971 - RAVENNA, "Le Arti" Gallery, 20 February - 9 March - 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, Vincenzo Balsamo "Sintesia", "Santa Apollonia" Art Centre, Solo Show, 7 July-2 August - Italy 1991 - GENZANO (ROME), "Panna" Gallery - Italy - MILAN, "International Contemporary Art" - Italy - ROME, Expò of ROME - Italy 1993 - BOLOGNA, "Art Fair" - Italy - FLORENCE, "Attualissima" Fortezza da Basso - Italy 1994 - PARIS, "Découvertes" Porte de Versailles - Nef Victor, 23-28 March - France - PARIS, "Lansberg" Gallery - France - CANNES, Palais des Festival "Art Jonction" - France 1995 - ROMA, "Vincenzo e Roberto Balsamo due generazioni a confronto" "SOUTHERN Art Gallery" 14 December-12 January 1995 - Italy - FINALE LIGURE, "ValenteArteContemporanea" Gallery, Solo Show, 8 July-8 September - Italy - BARI, Levante Fair "Art Expò " - Italy 1996 - NEUILLY, "Centre Hospitalier" - France - GENEVA, Palaexpo "Europ'Art" - SWISS - GENT, "Line Art Gent" International Art Fair- Belgium - L'AQUILA, Vincenzo Balsamo "The singing color", Abruzzo Museum-Spanish Castle, "Anthological Exhibition", from 1959 to 1996", 28 September-28 October - Italy - ARPINO (FR), Vincenzo Balsamo "The singing color", Boncompagni Ducal Palace, "Anthological Exhibition", from 1959 to 1996", 9 November-5 January 1997 - Italy 1997 - BAGNOCAVALLO (RA), Vincenzo Balsamo "The singing color", Polyvalent Centre, "Anthological Exhibition", from 1959 to 1996", 16 March-6 April - Italy - ROME, Vincenzo Balsamo "The singing color", Egypt Academy, "Anthological Exhibition", from 1959 to 1996" - Italy - MANTOVA, Vincenzo Balsamo "The singing color", Ducal Palace - Isabella of Este Rooms, "Anthological Exhibition", from 1959 to 1996", 12 April-4 May - Italy - SPOLETO, Vincenzo Balsamo "The singing color", Two Worlds Festival - "Gianluigi Fontana" International Art Gallery, 26 June-27 July - Italy - MILAN, "Telemarket" Show Room - Italy - ROME, "Telemarket" Show Room - Italy 1998 - PORDENONE, "Pordenone Art Fair" - Italy - PADOVA, "Art Expò '98" - Italy - BOLOGNA, "Telemarket" Show Room - Italy - CUNEO, "Tronci" Gallery - Italy 1999 - VERONA, "70" Gallery - Italy - BARI, Levante Fair "Art Expò" - Italy - FORTE dei MARMI, "Faustini Arte" Gallery - Italy - FERRARA, "Studio d'Arte Melotti" Gallery, Solo Show, 13 February-14 March - Italy - VENICE, "International Contemporary Art" - Italy - ATLANTA, "Recent Paintings", Tula Art Center - Galleria San Marco, July 9 - September 8, Georgia - U.S.A - PARIS, "Carrousel du Louvre" - France - VERONA, "C&S Arte" Studio - Italy - PADOVA, "Art Expò '99", Solo Exhibition - Italy 2000 - TURIN, "Telemarket" Show Room - Italy - CHIERI (TO), Vincenzo Balsamo "NONSOLOASTRAZIONE", "Cornici e Design" Gallery 4 - 30 November - Italy - ROME, "Telemarket" Show Room - Italy - CUNEO, "Tronci" Gallery - Italy - MONTECATINI T. ME, "Telemarket" Show Room - Italy - VELLETRI (ROME), "Porta Napoletana", Solo Show - Italy 2001 - GENOA, Orsini Palace , "Telemarket" - Italy - TURIN, "RonchiVerdi" Circle , Solo Show - Italy - BRUXELLES, Palace of "European Parliament", Solo Show - Belgium - VERONA, "Kahn Art" Gallery - Italy - NAGAHAMA,"Nagahama Museum", Solo Show within the "Artists Club Exhibition 2001", 2001.11/1-11/15 - Japan 2002 - MESSINA, "Conca d'Oro" Gallery , by Personal Collection "Works years '60" - Italy - FINALE LIGURE (SV), Vincenzo Balsamo, "The light spot of the fluctuation", Chiostri S. Caterina - Oratorio de' Disciplinanti in Final Borgo, Anthologycal Exhibition, 24 August-29 September - Italy - FINALE LIGURE (SV), Vincenzo Balsamo, "the memory pathways", "ValenteArteContemporanea" Gallery, Works on Paper, 24 August-29 September - 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" 18 January-2 February - 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", Solo Show - Australia 2005 - FERRARA, "MINI" (Unpublished Works of small size), "Melotti Art Studio" Gallery 23 April-22 May - Italy - TURIN, "Archivio di Stato", Anthologycal Exhibition, "The Odyssey of light and colur", (works from 1955 to 2005), 6-30 September - Italy - MONTICHIARI (BS), "13nd Contemporary National Art Fair", Anthologycal Solo Exhibition, "Vincenzo Balsamo: The Uncontaminated Charms Of Sign", curated by Claudio Cerritelli - 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, "Enrico PAOLI Art Gallery", 8 July-4 August - Italy - FINALE LIGURE (SV), Vincenzo Balsamo "favola racconto - form/ale", "ValenteArtecontemporanea" Gallery, 27 August-30 September - Italy - VERONA, "art(verona06", "ValenteArtecontemporanea" Gallery , Solo Show - Italy - PADOVA, "Art Expò 2006", Solo Exhibition - Italy - ROME, "R I P A R T E", International Hotel Art Fair - Italy 2007 - MILAN, Vincenzo Balsamo "L'eco musicale della Lyra di Ermes", "Luciana Matalon Foundation Museum", Solo Show, 10 May-8 June - Italy - MODENA, Vincenzo Balsamo "The Breath of the Infinite", "MOdenArte Gallery" - Anthological Exhibition - Italy - ISEO (Bs), Vincenzo Balsamo "The Breath of the Infinite", "MOdenArte Gallery" - Works on Paper 5 October-1 December - Italy 2008 - MASSA MARITTIMA (Gr), Vincenzo Balsamo "Tracce Universali", "Palazzo dell'Abbondanza", Solo Show, 18 January- 24 February - Italy - BOLOGNA, "Tracce Universali", "Bologna Art Hotels", Solo Show - Italy - NORTH MYMMS (Londra), "Ecstasy Down", Paul Marks and Vincenzo Balsamo, "HF Contemporary Art Gallery" - Uk - MANTOVA, "The courage of the equilibrium", "Palazzo della Ragione", Solo Show - Italy - VO' (Pd), "WINE AND ART - The Cabernet 2007 with Vincenzo Balsamo", "Parco del Venda Wine Factory", label show with a little exhibition - Italy 2009 - VITERBO, "VITARTE", "MAG'ARTE" Gallery, 14-16 March, Solo Show - Italy - PADOVA, "ArtePadova 2009", "Accademia" Gallery, 13-16 November, Solo Show - Italy 2010 - LONDON, "London Art Fair", with the "HF Contemporary Art" Gallery, 13-17 January - UK - GENOVA, "ArteGenova 2010", "Energenesi" Gallery, 26 February - 1 March - Italy - PORDENONE, "ARTE Pordenone 2010", "Energenesi" Gallery, 10 - 12 April - Italy - PESCARA, "Segni di una luce interiore. A colori", "Art Space - Genti d'Abruzzo Museum", Graphic Works from 1990 to 2008, 15 April - 16 May - Italy - AREZZO, "Alchemies and other lyricism", "Civic Gallery of Contemporary Art", Works from 1989 to 2010, 08 May - 27 June - Italy - BEIJING, "The 13th Beijing International Art Exposition", "Energenesi" Gallery, 19 - 23 August - China - CANTON, "Art Canton 2010", "Energenesi" Gallery, 10 - 13 October - China - MOSCOW, "15th Art Manege Moscow Art Fair 2010", "Energenesi" Gallery, 1 - 5 December - R. Russa 2011 - New Delhi, "The 3rd edition of the India Art Summit™ 2011", "Energenesi" Gallery, 20 - 23 January - India - CENTO (FE), Vincenzo Balsamo "Isotopies and Changes", "Aroldo Bonzagni" Modern Art Gallery, Solo Show, 12 February - 03 April 2011 - Italy - AREZZO, "Bellezza e verità nella pittura di Vincenzo Balsamo", Solo Show - Works from 1989 to 2009, within, "ARTEXpo Arezzo", 17 - 21 March - Italy - AREZZO, "ARTEXpo Arezzo 2011", "Energenesi" Gallery, Works on paper, 17 - 21 March - Italy - BERLIN, Vincenzo Balsamo "The beauty of life", HF Contemporary Art London/Berlin Gallery, Solo Show, 7 May - 4 June 2011 - Germany - VENEZIA, "Energenesi" Gallery, Solo Show with works on canvas and on paper, 20 May - 20 July - Italy - VILLAFRANCA di VERONA, "Vincenzo Balsamo. Il codice dei segni", Solo Show, Civic "AUDITORIUM", 24 June - 17 July - Italy - VENEZIA, "Energenesi" Gallery , solo show with an art works selection, June - August - Italy - SHANGHAI, "Shanghai Art Fair 2011", "Energenesi" Gallery, 14 - 18 September - China - TORONTO, "ART TORONTO 2011", "Energenesi" Gallery, October 28-31 - Canada 2012 - LOS ANGELES, "LA Art Show - Los Angeles 2012", "Energenesi" Gallery, 18 - 22 January 2012 - USA - NEW YORK, "Artexpo New York 2012", "Energenesi" Gallery, 22 - 25 March - USA - ROMA, Vincenzo Balsamo "The Lyrical Abstraction 1987 - 2012", Chiostro del Bramante - "Le Gallerie - Le Sale" Art Space, Solo Show, 17 July - 13 September - Italy - SEOUL, "KIAF2012-Korea International Art Fair", "Energenesi" Gallery, 14 - 17 September - South Corea - LUCCA, "Vincenzo Balsamo. Rewriting the nature", Anthologycal Solo Show, "Lu.C.C.A. Lucca Center of Contemporary Art" from 25 November 2012 to 3 February 2013- Italy 2013 - BRINDISI, 1927 - Brindisi - 2013 "From the memories of the visible to the signs of the infinite", Retrospective Exhibition at: "Palazzo Granafei Nervegna", from 5 April to 6 May 2013 - Italy - FROSINONE, "Bellezza e verità", Solo Show, "Villa Comunale", 13 - 26 April - Italy - BRUSSELS, "The thought becomes sign, the color becomes light", Solo Show at: "European Commission", from 13 May to 27 July - Belgium - LATINA, "Finalmente l'Arte", Solo Show at: "Ex Garage Ruspi", from 7 to 24 June - Italy - BRUSSELS, "The thought becomes sign, the color becomes light", Solo Show at: "Monte Paschi Bank", from 1 August to 2 September - Belgium Media: oil Style: abstract Subjects: light and color
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