Giuseppe Veneziano

12 - 23 June 2021 FORTE DEI MARMI

Veneziano = Cattelan – loved by some and hated by others; to remain impassive is unthinkable. Veneziano (Mazzarino, Italy, 1971) expresses the first pivotal point of his poetic art: he deals with history like chronicles and chronicles like history. Or rather, he puts the surreal chronicle of reality on a stage. The Sicilian artist is truly obsessed with illustrated books of art history; without inventing anything, from nothing he is capable of finding inspiration in images familiar to us. Veneziano’s art is unmistakable, his chromatic code flat and sugary. He has truly digested postmodern art and when it comes to the concept of dealing with art form the past he is averse to an easy justification of conceptual art; his universe is all about painting as an hypothesis of re-inventing the world. He retrieves the narrative dimensions of art (which vanishes in conceptual art) by playing with figures and proposing harmonies.


Giuseppe Veneziano's solo exhibition opens the summer season at Oblong Contemporary in Forte dei Marmi with his irreverent works. The exhibition will be in correspondence of his solo public exhibition "The Blue Banana" in the square of Pietrasanta, Italy startin from the 19th of June.