Marcello Lo Giudice, image courtesy of Unix Gallery

Marcello Lo Giudice

Italy 1955


Marcello Lo Giudice
Marcello Lo Giudice
January 15, 2015
Music, Gestalt, .

Marcello Lo Giudice is known for his unique approach in creating art. Through his career he developed his own style of conduct. He is known to be involved primarily in painting, but public often refers to him as a colorist, ceramist and installation artist. As he is a former student of geology, this sphere of knowledge gave him a unique angle in his artistic process. After a brief experience in the Conceptual Art in 1970’s, during which uses traces of wax, strawberries, smoke and burns on paper , he began a careful search that led him to develop a painting in which the energy of light and metamorphism of matter combine to create remote geological landscapes.

Born in Taormina in Italy in 1955, he obtained a degree in Geology from the University of Bologna and attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, where he studied under two famous Italian artists, Emilio Vedova, Giuseppe Santomaso and Virgilio Guidi.

In 2003 he begins sculpting, as a part of a trip which led him to Muscat in Oman Sultanate. This idea was conceived back in 1989 when he started to explore different kinds of mediums and materials such as ceramics. Resulting quest ended in him creating a series of Totem pieces: mattresses burned, slashed, emptied, and then painted with several colorful pigment and enamel layers which symbolize atrocities of war. These include a retrospective to a television image about the first Gulf War, where a civil house has been hit by a rocket by error: rubbles, racked bodies and various common, destroyed object like, indeed, mattresses. After performing this demolition, he applies layers of bright color using pigments and enamels. These totems have become internationally popular and widely collected.

When examining his painting style, one of the critic’s Olivier Messen gave a memorable remark: [Lo Giudice’s] ‘sedimentary’ painting is structured by several interventions on the canvas in which colors, oils and pigments are spread with thick coatings, laid one upon the other, buried and then reemerging on the surface in various phases (with spatula scratchings, abrasions, removals, leveling). Matter gives shape to heavy and matte bodies that are going to enliven the iridescent pigments. The lines upon the surface develop interlaced designs, crossroads, interferences, bridges, pathways, canals, blind alleys, mirages.”
Marcello Lo Giudice currently lives and works between Milan, Paris and Noto.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2013UntitledUNIX Gallery, New York, NYSolo
2012UntitledOpera Gallery Monaco, Principality of MonacoSolo
2011UntitledCentre Cultural Art Contemporaine, Beausoleil, FrancenSolo
2010Totem SculpturesMontecarlo, Principality of MonacoSolo
2009UntitledContemporary Art, Christie’s, London, EnglandSolo
2009UntitledArtcurial ‘Red-Rouge,’ Paris, FranceGroup
2008UntitledVilla Bellini, Somma Lombardo, ItalySolo
2008UntitledNe Gallery, Tokyo, JapanSolo
2008UntitledArte Italiana Artcurial, Paris, FranceSolo
2008UntitledScultura Internazionale La Croisette, Cannes, FranceSolo
2008UntitledPrimavera di Botticelli, Aeroporto Internazionale Ronchi, Trieste, ItalySolo
2008UntitledGalleria Manuel Laghi, Trieste, ItalyGroup
2007UntitledArte Infiorata, Accardi, Isgrò, Lo Giudice, Pinelli Noto, ItalyGroup
2007UntitledZurich Art Messe, Galleria Frank Pages, Baden-Baden, GermanyGroup
2006UntitledVilla Bellini Arte Contemporanea, Somma Lombardo, Italy  Solo
2006 UntitledItalian Art Outdoor Sculptures, Biarritz, FranceGroup
2005UntitledItalian Art, Sotheby’s, Milan, ItalyGroup
2005UntitledGalleria del Naviglio, Milan, ItalySolo
2005UntitledOne Gallery, Tokyo, JapanSolo
2004UntitledFondazione Stelline, Milan, ItalySolo
2004UntitledPittura Italiana Artcurial, Paris, FranceGroup
2003UntitledRoyal Fine Arts Society, Muscat, OmanSolo
2003UntitledGalerie Seine 51, Paris, FranceSolo
2002UntitledGalerie Pascal Retelet, St. Paul de Vance, FranceSolo
2001UntitledArte Fiera Bologna, Galleria Mudima, ItalyGroup
2001UntitledArte Fiera Bologna, Galleria Anfiteatro, ItalyGroup
2000UntitledFondazione Mudima, Milan, ItalySolo
1999UntitledMichele Champetier Gallery, Nice, France     Group
1998UntitledGalleria Mudimadue , Milan, ItalySolo
1997UntitledGalleria Art 7 , Nice, FranceSolo
1996UntitledReale Albergo delle Povere, Palermo, ItalyGroup
1996UntitledGalleria del Naviglio, Art Messe, Cologne, GermanySolo
1995UntitledGalleria del Naviglio, Milan, ItalySolo
1995UntitledGalleria Ferrero, Nice, FranceGroup
1995UntitledGalleria Diagonal Art, Barcelona, SpainSolo
1995UntitledGalleria del Naviglio, Venice, ItalySolo
1991UntitledAxelsson Gallery, Goteborg, Sweden Solo
1990UntitledBennetter Gallery, Stockolm, SwedenSolo
1990UntitledItalian Art, Sociedad National de Belas Artes, Lisbon, PortugalGroup
1990UntitledBiennale del Disegno Torre Pellice, Torino, ItalyGroup
1990UntitledMuseum of Modern Art, Zagreb, CroatiaGroup
1989UntitledGalleria Arte Club, Catania, ItalyGroup
1989UntitledMaterie e Simboli, Faenza, ItalyGroup
1987Painting in the ‘90s, Painting in the ‘90s, Museum of Modern Art, Forte dei Marmi, ItalyGroup
1987UntitledKauru Arte Europea Chiesa S. Agostino,Taormina, ItaliaGroup
1985UntitledThomas Gallery, Munich, GermanyGroup
1984UntitledChiesa di San Carpoforo, Milan, ItalyGroup
1983UntitledGalleria il Luogo di Gauss, Milan, ItalyGroup