Marco La Rosa

Biography

Marco La Rosa

Artwork

" Images as filters, membranes or thresholds that invites you to go beyond the contingent reality "

Biography

Research

Born in Brescia in 1978, la Rosa intends to reflect on the concept of gravity, both as force / destiny that binds the work of art to the world, both as a moral gravity, awareness and responsibility: key issues for any artist who intend their work as union between ethics and aesthetics. The term of the variation, understood as modulation and experimentation around a basic assumption, emphasizes the meaning of the proposed works. The last phase of his research is expressed through concrete and several metals, e.g. iron, bronze, lead, everyday materials, emblem of the building of modern man. The concrete and the metals, in the research for La Rosa, become a metaphor for the artist and his art, sharing the essential actions: to think, to choose, to make experience, to give form to the formless things, to sign the void, the absence, the fracture, the distance between the objects. Caught or molded, enriched with pigments or in their original purity, the two materials are translated into precious and rare forms that seem constantly on the verge of change through twisted, pressures, signs and traces, thus becoming metaphors of the day and experiences of man, of the passage of time in the things. Artworks like forms of measurement and scanning the rhythm, like message of a unattainable perfection for the artist of all time, starting from the aurea rule.

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Date

Born: 28 January 1978, Brescia, Italy;
Live and work in Brescia.


Training and Education  

2011 Graduated at the Academy of Belle Arti SantaGiulia in Brescia.  
2005 Graduated Law at the State University of Brescia.

Concept  

In my work coexists, the common elements and recurring that every time
re-emerge in different ways and in different times, such as "constants of survey" that are, by now, indispensable part, compass, of my trip. Double, crossing border, limit, elsewhere, these are some of the fundamental concepts that feed, day after day, my concern. A daily oscillation between a mental component ( as an artist ) and a physical one ( as a human ), a “ double look “ addressed at the same time back and forth which creates a mismatch, a disconnection...and is in this fracture, in this “ space of nobody “, in this “ middle ground “, here are placed my artworks. Images as filters, membranes or thresholds that invites you to go beyond the contingent reality.  

Solo Exhibitions  

2013 – Between signes and measure – AplusB Gallery, curated by Nazzarena Polimaramotti Brescia, Italy.

2012 – Dasein, Adiacenze Gallery, curated by Carolina Lio, Bologna, Italy.

2012 – In media e ultima ragione, ARTRA Gallery, curated by Dario Bonetta, Milano,Italy.
2011 – Untitled (f), AplusB Gallery, Brescia, Italy.  

Group Exhibitions

2014 – Al limite, Sconfino, Forte Stella, Monte Argentario (Gr), curated by Cultural Association  ADIACENZE.
2014 -  030.2.0 Arte da Brescia, Brescia Castel, curated by Dario Bonetta and Fabio Paris (catalog).
2014 -  Pa [e/s] saggi, Foppoli Palace, Tirano (So), curated by Anna Radaelli (catalog).
2014 -  Case sparse½Tra letere e la terra, Artistic Residenci in Malonno (Bs), project by Monica Carrera and Francesca Damiano, curated by Marta Ferretti.
2014 -  Infinito Presente. Elogio della relazione –Diocesano Tridentino Museum, Trento, curated by Andrea Dall’Asta S.I., Domenica Primerano, Riccarda Turrina (catalog).
2014 – Punti di partenza – PAV-Parco Arte Vivente, Torino, curated by Ilaria Bignotti in dialog with Claudio Cravero.
2013 – Ri-nascere Biellese Teritory Museum, curated by Andre Dall’Asta S.I. and Irene Finiguerra (catalog).
2013 – Oltre il pensiero – Guaineri Palace of Cossere, curated by AplusB gallery.
2012 – Winner of the Visual Art Prize San Fedele 2012, E quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle Il viaggio, San Fedele Gallery, Milano, curated by Andrea Dall’Asta S.I., Daniele Astrologo, Ilaria Bignotti, Chiara Canali, Matteo Galbiati, Chiara Gatti, Massimo Marchetti, Kevin McManus, Michele Tavola (catalog).
2012 – Con gli occhi alle stelle (Giovani artisti si confrontano col Sacro), Modern Art Gallery Raccolta Lercaro, Bologna, curated by Andrea Dall’Asta S.I., Ilaria Bignotti, Matteo Galbiati, Massimo Marchetti, Michele Tavola.
2012 – Luoghi del Sacro, San Fedele Gallery, Milano, curated by Andrea Dall’Asta S.I., Ilaria Bignotti, Matteo Galbiati, Chiara Gatti, Massimo Marchetti, Kevin McManus (catalog).
2011 – Passaggi. Contemporary Art in the University, Università Cattolica, Brescia, curated by Paolo Bolpagni, Federica Boràgina, Mariacristina Maccarinelli, Kevin McManus.
2011 – Winner of the Prize Ora (catalog).
2011 – Vincitori del Premio Arti Visive San Fedele 2011, San Remigio Monastery, Parodi Ligure (Al), curated by Ilaria Bignotti e Matteo Galbiati.
2011 – Winner of the Prize Rigamonti and at the same time the Visual Art Prize San Fedele 2011, E quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle Dove sono?, San Fedele Gallery, Milano, curated by Andrea Dall’Asta S.I., Daniele Astrologo, Ilaria Bignotti, Chiara Canali, Matteo Galbiati, Chiara Gatti, Massimo Marchetti, Kevin McManus, Michele Tavola (catalog).
2011 – Invited at the 52° Premio Bice Bugatti-Segantini, Sala Gio.I.A., Nova Milanese (MB), curated by Massimo Bignardi, Ilaria Bignotti, Matteo Galbiati, Elisabetta Modena (catalog).
2010 – In between 19.6, Villa Morando, Lograto (Bs), curated by Mauro Panzera.
2009 – Giovani presenze, Brescian Artists Association (BAA), Brescia, curated by Mauro Panzera (catalog).
2008 – Io tento, Tempio Capitolino, Brescia, curated by Maggie Cardelùs and Massimo Uberti.
       
Selected Awards    

2011 Rigamonti Prize, and at the same time the Visual Art Prize San Fedele 2011, E quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle – Dove sono?, San Fedele Gallery, Milano, curated by Andrea Dall’Asta S.I., Daniele Astrologo, Ilaria Bignotti, Chiara Canali, Matteo Galbiati, Chiara Gatti, Massimo Marchetti, Kevin McManus, Michele Tavola. Winner (catalog).  
2012 Visual Art Prize San Fedele 2012, E quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle – Il viaggio, San Fedele Gallery, Milano, curated by Andrea Dall’Asta S.I., Daniele Astrologo, Ilaria Bignotti, Chiara Canali, Matteo Galbiati, Chiara Gatti, Massimo Marchetti, Kevin McManus, Michele Tavola. Winner (catalog).  
2013 Sculpture prize, curated by Sculpture Network, Monaco di Baviera, november 2013, Winner.

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