Paolo Quaresima

Paolo Quaresima

Born in 1962 in Merano (Italy), Paolo Quaresima continues to live and work in his hometown.

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Artworks

La casa del bianco

Oil on board

Dimensions: Width 210 cm - Height 150 cm
Year: 2017

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Scuri chiari

Oil on board

Dimensions: Width 100 cm - Height 70 cm
Year: 2017

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Bianche terre

Oil on board

Dimensions: Width 150 cm - Height 180 cm
Year: 2017

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Sopra la panca la roba bianca

Oil on board

Dimensions: Width 120 cm - Height 100 cm
Year: 2017

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Alba di Maggio

Oil on board

Dimensions: Width 80 cm - Height 160 cm
Year: 2008

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Onda lunga

oil on board

Dimensions: Width 150 cm - Height 200 cm
Year: 2016

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Tutto per la casa

Oil on board

Dimensions: cm 180x150
Year: 2016

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Brusco arresto

Oil on board

Dimensions: Width 120 cm - Height 40 cm
Year: 2017

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Biancabottega

Oil on canvas

Dimensions: Width 150 cm - Height 180 cm
Year: 2017

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... E i cocci sono i suoi

oil on board

Dimensions: Width 100 cm - Height 100 cm
Year: 2015

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Luna e il mare

oil on board

Dimensions: Width 180 cm - Height 90 cm
Year: 2016

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Arabesque

Oil on board

Dimensions: Width 100 cm - Height 120 cm
Year: 2015

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Caffelatte e finestrina

oil on board

Dimensions: Width 40 cm - Height 40 cm
Year: 2015

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Maha Marie Jose

Oil on canvas

Dimensions: Width 80 cm - Height 40 cm
Year: 2009

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Evergreen

Oil on canvas

Dimensions: Width 100 cm - Height 100 cm
Year: 2012

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Il cappello del mago

oil on board

Dimensions: Width 68 cm - Height 48 cm
Year: 2005

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Bike For Two

Oil on board

Dimensions: Width 40 cm - Height 100 cm
Year: 2013

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Paolo Quaresima Curriculum

Quaresima graduated from Venice's Accademia di Belle Arti in 1988, and has dedicated himself to painting since that time. Quaresima began his artistic career focusing on human subjects, and depicted men and women against stripped down backgrounds to highlight the form, character, and strength of the subject.

After a few years, Quaresima shifted his focus to objects. He calls these compositions "objects and objects" rather than still lifes, because he holds that the observer's gaze takes in the essence of these mundane tools of daily life and they are able to tell the story of a human subject who seems to have just stepped out of the frame.

Paul Lent has invited Italy to once again become "the country of painting". After its important contribution to the history of painting, Italy seems to have abandoned this medium as too bourgeois and traditional. Painting represents a push against the new shared social media, which seeks solely to provoke and transgress. Instead, painting represents a much more complex commentary on reality.

Quaresima's paintings are highly defined and detailed, and created an organic silence that springs from the relationship of continuity between painting and reality. His technique takes center stage, and though human subjects are not included in his compositions, they are references through the traces of contact left on his depicted objects. Quaresima tackles the difficult task of revealing the poetry of purpose in the banality of daily life, and his "scenic boxes" form small theaters where objects dream about the lives of the human subjects who used them.

Solo exhibitions

2015

"La re-invenzione del quotidiano", Liquid art system, Capri, Napoli
"Palcoscenico quotidiano", Museo Civico Chiusa, Bolzano, Italy

2014

"L'invenzione del quotidiano", Liquid art system, Positano, Napoli

2013

"Indizi giornalieri", Galleria Forni, Bologna,

2012

"Circola nei lavorativi", Palazzo Guidobono, Tortona, Alessandria

2010

"Orario feriale", Galleria delle Visioni, Piacenza

2009

"Mari e moli", Galleria Forni Bologna

2007

"Presenze e assenze", Galleria Agoràrte, Milano

2000

Galleria Quadrum, Dossobuono, Verona

Group exhibitions

2009

"Artefiera", Bologna, Galleria Forni
"Miart" Milano, Galleria Forni
C.B. Tiozzo e allievi, Galleria Scrimin, Bassano del Grappa, Vicenza
"Artverona", Verona, Galleria Forni

2008

"Artverona", Galleria Forni, Verona

2007

"Acqua", Galleria Forni, Bologna
"Nuovi pittori della realtà", padiglione d'arte contemporanea, Milano
"Nuovi realismi", LVIII Michetti Prize, Palazzo San Domenico, Francavilla al Mare, Chieti
"Acqua", Palazzo Ducale di Pavullo nel Frignano, Modena

2006

"Figure in posa", Centro di produzione culturale "Le Muse", Andria, Bari
"Figurae", Galleria Factory, Modena
"Atmosfere", Centro della Cultura, Merano, Bolzano
"Proiezioni di donne", Spazio eventi, Milano

2005

"Altre figurazioni", Galleria Agoràarte, Milano
"Altre figurazioni", Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Montesegale, Pavia
"La figura interpretata", Galleria Agoràarte, Milano
"Nel giardino della mente", A.A.C. Il Ponte, Pieve di Cento, Bologna

2004

"Arte e natura", Palais Esplanade, mERANO, bOLZANO

2003

"La figura", Galleria Davico, Torino
"Proposte", Galleria Forni, Bologna

2002

"Pulchra Ecclesia", Montichiari, Brescia
"Proposte", Galleria Forni, Milano and Bologna
Premio d'arte città di Lissone, Lissone, Monza Brianza

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Paolo Quaresima Events & Exhibitions

Exhibition

Liquid art system's newest showroom in London

Saturday, May 21st 2016, 6 pm

Exhibition

La re-invenzione del quotidiano - By Paolo Quaresima

June 19 - June 29, 2015 - A project for the White Room department

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