Michele Guidarini

Italy 1981

Urban Art, Illustration, Design

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Michele Guidarini
Michele Guidarini
Male
Italy
1981
December 13, 2014
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Michele Guidarini is an Italian artist who uses a mixed media of pens, ink, Magic Markers on paper, spray and collage. Born in 1981 in Grosseto , Italy, Michele studied commercial art before graduating at Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence. Thanks to his artistic studies, he came to the conclusion that the paintbrush wasn’t made for him. “I looked at my paintings, burdened with this damn oil tempera, the shiny colors, the different shades. Then my eye dropped on my sketchbooks. Dirty, greasy, rough/unpolished, covered in words without a sense. I understood that I had put all myself in these sketches, my whole world. And I closed with classical painting”.

He’s been experimenting with tattoo on pig skin too. Inspired for his whole life by the works of Bacon and Goya, Michele Guidarini started following Low Brow attracted by the catchy aesthetics: “I think as a graphic designer, so the image, the balance, the colors are really important for me. After the first glimpse of wonder, I found out that this artistic flow isn’t trivial at all and there is a lot more under the shiny colors, a whole universe of hidden meanings. It’s a reflection of the artist and the world in which we live in, a reflection of the soul, heart and pain”.

Rolling Stone Magazine and Tattoo Life introduced him as one of the greatest Italian young talents, gathering around him the interest of the medias for this young artist that plays with shapes and icons and shows in his works an irony about love and death, sadness and elation, colors and black and white, drama and comedy.

In Italy he has exhibited in Milano, Roma, Firenze, Perugia, Salerno, Carrara, Grosseto and abroad has exposed in Paris, Hong Kong, Vancouver and Berlin. Articles about him were published in Organiconcrete, Inside Art, La Repubblica, L’Espresso, Special Café, Ziguline, Collater.al, Frizzi Frizzi, Enquire Mag, Wait Mag, Marte Magazine.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group 
2014DRAWING FOR BLIND PEOPLECENTRO MUTUO, BARCELONASolo
2014ALTEREGOTATTOO EXPO, NAPOLIGroup
2014ALTEREGOERGIFE HOTEL, ROMEGroup
201420 x 20STUDIO D’ARS, MILANGroup
2013GODLESS BEASTSRUE DE BEAUCE, PARISSolo
2013TATSURREALISMGARAGEZERO, ROMEGroup
2013CONCETTO DI BELLEZZAFESTAMBIENTE, GROSSETOGroup
2013OLTREMARE STREET ARTMARINA DI GROSSETO, ItalyGroup
2013SUICIDE IS DEADOFFICINA, GROSSETOSolo
2013DIVIDE ET IMPERAEXP. GALLERY, CARRARADuo
2013NATURA ET RATIO (THE OTHER SIDE OF INK)TATTOO CONVENTION, ERFIGE PALACE HOTEL, ROMEGroup
2013MONDO BIZZARRO SHOWMONDO BIZZARRO GALLERY, ROMEGroup
2012Michele Guidarini - Art is DeadCell63 artgallery, BerlinSolo
2012This Is So ContemporaryAyden Gallery, Vancouver, BCGroup
2012WALLS, SURFACES AND STORYTELLERSART.LAB GALLERY, GROSSETOGroup
2012PIMP MY MARYMONDO BIZZARRO GALLERY, ROMEGroup
2012WE HEART CHAOSMISCH MASCH GALLERY, HONG KONG, CHINAGroup
2012ART WALK HONG LONGMISCH MASCH GALLERY, HONG KONG, CHINAGroup
2011TAROTSTUDIO21, TATTOO&ARTGALLERY, SALERNOGroup
2011MAX PAPESCHI’s FREAK SHOWTEATRO FRANCO PARENTI, MILANOGroup
2011ZIGULINE POSTER EDITIONSTUDIO 21, TATTOO & ART GALLERY, SALERNOGroup
2011GOD SAVE MICHELE GUIDARINIMONDO BIZZARRO GALLERY, ROMESolo
2011INTO THE FUTURE: Il Pop surrealismo italiano alla conquista del MondoMusei Capitolini, Centrale Montemartini, RomeGroup
2011ITALIAN POP SURREALISM:NASCITA DI UNA NAZIONEMondo Bizzarro Gallery, RomeGroup
2011TAROTMONDO BIZZARRO GALLERY, ROMEGroup
2011ITALIAN POP SURREALISM IS BETTER!RUE DE BEAUCE, PARISGroup
2011ONE SUNDAY ARTCircolo degli Artisti, ROMEGroup
2011MONDO BIZZARRO SHOWGALLERIA MIOMAO, PERUGIAGroup
2011ZIGULINE POSTER EDITIONMONDO BIZZARRO GALLERY, ROMEGroup
2010L’UNITA’ VISIBILE – Sguardi contemporanei sull’Italia dalle origini ai giorni nostriPARCO DI PIETRA, ROSELLE, GRGroup
2010ARTELIVE PROJECTPALAZZO RUSPOLI, CERVETERI, ROMAGroup
2010LOBOTOMIA.POP!PALAZZO ALDOBRANDESCHI, GROSSETOSolo
2010MARTELIVEALPHEUS, ROMAGroup
2010MIRABILIAROJO® ARTSPACE, MILANOGroup
2009CECI N’EST PAS UN HOTELNHOW HOTEL, MILANOGroup
200610 + 1 E IL NUOVO REALISMOCASSERO, GROSSETOGroup
2006ILLUSTRATIONS for MERLOTNATIONAL MUSEUM OF COMIC, BERNA, CHGroup
2005CASTELLO CONTEMPORANEOCAPALBIOGroup
2005SPAZIO TEMPO MEMORIAARTLAB GALLERY, GROSSETOGroup
2004COLOR SPREADSTREETART, GROSSETOGroup
2004PRATICARE IL QUOTIDIANOGALLERIA LA CORTE, FIRENZEGroup
2004PRATICARE IL QUOTIDIANOCASTELLO ALDOBRANDESCO, ARCIDOSSOGroup
2003PREMIO VIGNA DEGLI ARTISTIVINCI, FIRENZEGroup
2003CONTESTED SPACESTAZIONE LEOPOLDA, FIRENZEGroup
2003WORKSHOP with SUPERFLEXEX MACELLI, PRATOGroup