Lucamaleonte, street artist, photo credits - Space Metropoliz

Lucamaleonte /   Unknown

Italy 1983

Urban Art, Street Art, Stencil, Painting, Murals

July 5, 2015
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

Lucamaleonte is an Italian contemporary artist known for his realistic, charming works inspired by nature and ancient art. He is one of the several artists able to produce multilevel stencils.

Lucamaleonte’s Beginings

Born in Rome in 1983, Lucamaleonte graduated from the Central Institute for Restoration. He began his art story in the capital of Italy in 2001 when he discovered the one level stencil technique. After several years he decided to abandon spray and scalpels and started to draw freehand drawing on walls and canvas.
Use of brushes, acrylic paint and freehand, allowed Lucamaleonte to shape the play between light and shadow, as well as to change the final artwork while working on it.

Lucamaleonte - Mural for Urban Legends Festival, Metro Station in Rome, 2014, photo credits - Il Gorgo
Lucamaleonte – Mural for Urban Legends Festival, Metro Station in Rome, 2014

Lucamaleonte’s Art

Inspired by nature, especially weed, insects and birds, Lucamaleonte has created his own encyclopedia full of illustrations and descriptions of diverse plants and animals. His artworks create a relationship between viewer and its surroundings that can change the viewer’s feeling, thoughts and actions.

Lucamaleonte - Mural for Festival PopUp!, 2015, photo credits - Il Gorgo, street art, urban art, mural
Lucamaleonte – Mural for Festival PopUp!, 2015

Grammatica Naturale

For more than ten years of activity, Lucamaleonte has worked in his native country and abroad with over than 50 solo and group shows in New York, London, Paris, Madrid, Milan, Barcelona, and many others.
In 2008 Lucamaleonte was one of few Italian artist invited to exhibit at the Cans Festival in London, the event organized by Banksy, the most famous street artist in the world.
Lucamaleonte’s solo show entitled Grammatica Naturale, or Nature Grammar in English is on view at Grauen Studio in Monza, Italy, until July 12th, 2015. The show is a part of Recover Monza project which was created in 2014 by several artist and art experts with the aim to change Monza’s cultural and visual identity with the help of urban artists. For this occasion, Lucamaleonte has drawn two large scale murals in this city of Monza.

Lucamaleonte - Mural in Monza, Italy, 2015, part of Recover Monza project, photo credits - Il Gorgo, mural, street art, urban art
Lucamaleonte – Mural in Monza, Italy, 2015, part of Recover Monza project

International Poster Art Festival

Together with the artists Sten and Lex, Lucamaleonte created and curated the three editions of the International Poster Art Festival, Rome. In 2010 and 2011, he organized with two Italian artists known as Orticanoodles two workshops at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto (MART).
Lucamaleonte also collaborated with the French collective Stencil History X with whom he has exhibited in various European cities.

In 2013 a piece by the Roman artist entered in a permanent collection of a museum Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive, Spoleto, with the collective project Onthewall, which has involved several urban artists painting permanent works on the Museum walls.

Lucamaleonte lives and works in Rome, Italy.

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2015Grammatica NaturaleGrauen Studio, Monza, ItalySolo
2014The End is the BeginningSacripante Art Gallery, Roma, ItalyGroup
2014Tracks Linguaggi d’Arte UrbanaMACRO, Roma, ItalyGroup
2014The Underdog999 Contemporary, RomaSolo
2012Roma ContemporaryMACRO, Roma, ItalyGroup
2012Art FirstBologna, ItalyGroup
2012Oversize12Archivio Contemporaneo at Teatro Palladium, Roma, ItalyGroup
2012Attack FestivalFoligno, ItalyGroup
2012Mural Italia-BrasilSalvador, BrasilGroup
2012UnknownCasa dell’Architettura, Roma, ItalyGroup
2011BlooomKoln, GermanyGroup
2011Berlin Stroke ArtFairBerlin, GermanyGroup
2011Munich StrokeArtFairMunich, GermanyGroup
2010Scope BaselBaselGroup
2010The Art VeronaVerona, ItalyGroup
2010Bergamo BAF Bergamo, ItalyGroup
2010HandcutTraffic Gallery, Bergamo, ItalySolo
2010Collective Wallpainting a RomaRoma, ItalyGroup
2010Lucamaleonte vs Sten e LexStudio Orizzonte, Roma, ItalyGroup
2010DDangArchivio storico, Bracciano (RM), ItalyGroup
2009Holy Cheap ShoppingLe Raclet, Milano, ItalyGroup
2009Spaghetti StencilAvantgarden Gallery, Milano, ItalyGroup
2009Summertime Special SaleMondoBizzarro, Roma, ItalyGroup
200944+1 autoritrattiThe Don Gallery, Milano, ItalyGroup
2009Streets without walls, Art CharityFirenze, ItalyGroup
2009Head LinesMagazzini del Sale, SaleDocks, Venezia, ItalyGroup
2009Wallpaper ( all’interno di Palermo Design Week)Vari Luoghi, Palermo, ItalyGroup
2009Urban SolitudeSpazio Isarte, Milano, ItalySolo
2009Street Art PaintingWalldorf, Germany Group
2009Your kid can't do thisFamous When Dead Gallery, Melbourne, AustraliaGroup
2009Your kid can’t do thisCanberra, AustraliaGroup
2009Stencil Hystory XBerlin, GermanyGroup
2009Nix KriseBerlin, GermanyGroup
2009Via BricklaneBricklane gallery, London, UKGroup
2008City Slang, the street comes to the galleryDorothy Circus Gallery, Roma, ItalyGroup
2008Can's FestivalLeake St., LondonGroup
2008International Poster Art 3ESC atelier occupato, RomaGroup
2008Scala Mercalli, UndergroundAuditorium, RomaGroup
2008Scala Mercalli, OvergroundAuditorium, RomaGroup
200844+1 auto-ritratti, di Marina AlessiAuditorium, Roma Group
2008Kosmopolite Festival, Stencil History XBagnolet, Parigi Group
2008SHX ShowFoundation Gallery, Mulhouse, FranceGroup
2008STENCIL HISTORY X SHOW TOURMiscelanea Gallery, BarcelonaGroup
2008Infart 3Museo Civico, Bassano del Grappa, ItalyGroup
2008The SketchelMondopop, Roma, ItalyGroup
2008Live PaintingPiazza Mignanelli, Roma, ItalyGroup
2008LucamaleonteSalotto42, Roma, ItalySolo
2008La Genesi, Off the Street StudioRoma, ItalyGroup
2007Urban VictimsTemporary Love Shop, RomaGroup
2007SELECTED CUTS-european editionHigher Ground, Adelaide, AustraliaGroup
2007Where is 107?via Ortles, MilanoGroup
2007Lucamaleonte, Sten e Lex, tre street artist fotografatiSan Lo, RomaGroup
2007Yo, What Happened to Peace, Festival Internazionale di FotografiaThe House of Love and Dissent, RomaGroup
2007International Poster Art seconda edizioneESC Atelier Occupato, RomaGroup
2007The Skulls of RomeBecool store, RomeGroup
2007URBAN ART AGENDA #1, Melbourne Design FestivalVictoria Habour, DocklandsGroup
2006International Poster ArtESC Atelier Occupato, RomaGroup
2006Another Thing ad EnzimiSpazio Bocca di Dama, RomaGroup
2006Street Art: Sten Lex LucamaleonteGalleria Vetrina Contemporanea, RomaGroup
2006Street Nature ShowAlbuquerque, New MexicoGroup
2005street sweeperFirlefanz Gallery, New YorkGroup
2004Illegal art show 1Stazione Metro Cipro, RomaGroup
2004Illegal art show 2Stazione Metro Monti Tiburtini, RomaGroup
2004freakquencyStudio 14, RomaGroup
2004Urban Act 1Studio 14, RomaGroup
2004Urban Act 2Studio 14, RomaGroup