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Max Marra
Italian Modernist Abstract Sculpture Painting Shaped Canvas Brutalist Collage

2002

$5,500

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Signed, dated, and titled "MAX MARRA XXX 2002 verso. Mixed media sculpture painting including acrylic, ink, cord, and wax on shaped canvas, 20 3/4 x 24 in., unframed. Ho viaggiato tra armoniose sequenze di intime trasparenze dell'anima... Max Marra (Italian, b. 1950) was born in the province of Cosenza (Paola, Calabria, Italy). He arrived in Milan in the '70s and founded in 1985 with a group of artists the interdisciplinary movement Osaon group, along with Nicola Frangione from Monza, long-time hero of sound and visual poetry in Italy and Luigi Bianco and Flavio Piras. His first solo exhibition was held in 1987, He has exhibited in private galleries and public institutions in Italy and abroad. In addition, he participates in awards and thematic reviews, from Rome to Moscow. He is present with multi-material assemblage works and drawings in Italian and foreign collections and institutional public collections. Matured graphic and television experiences, from the 1980s he directed his research towards the integration of expressive technique in painting and sculpture with recycled materials. He works in the H Orarte studio. With Mario De Leo, Luigi Bianco and other operators founded the Oason Movement in 1985 and then Harta, a bi-monthly cultural interaction, which was later joined by the Hartamotus Association. He is the official delegate of the Lombardy Region for the International Lithograph Symposium in the Canton of St. Gallen (Switzerland). In 2004 he took part in the exhibition "Contemporary Art in Lombardy - Generation of the Fifties", presented first in the Museum of Gazoldo degli Ippoliti and then in Gemonio, Museo Civico Floriano Bodini. In 2005 he showed in Brussels, Institute of Culture ("Italian Contemporary"). In 2006 he was invited to the exhibition "Acquisitions 2006" in Maccagno, Civico Museo Parisi Valle, and to the 57th edition of the Premio Michetti in Francavilla al Mare. Also in 2006 he exhibited at the exhibition "Evanescent highlights of absence" in Milan. In 2007 he participated in the review "Italian Carousel" (Biella, Palazzo Boglietti; Castell'Arquato, Palazzo della Pretura; Milan, Casa dell'Energia) and the International Symposium in Leoben (Austria); is invited to participate in the exhibition "From the Ideal to Contemporary Art - Identity and Humanism" in Sabbioneta at the Palazzo Ducale. In the same year he exhibited in Rome, the General Archives of the State; Jesi, Palazzo della Signoria; Moscow and Tula (Russia). In 2008 he was in St. Petersburg (Biennial of Experimental Art); in Fohndorf, Schloss Gabelhofen; in Rome, Central State Archive. In 2009 he took part in the exhibition "Acquisitions 2009" (Maccagno, Civico Museo), "Luci della ribalta" (Milan, Spazio Tadini) and "Suggestions. Poetic and thematic from the Museum Collections" (Maccagno, Civico Museo). Select recent exhibitions 2015 - Biennale Magna Grecia, San Demetrio Corone (Cosenza); Mater Materia, Museum of the Present of Rende (Cosenza); ART-AM3 VIII Biennale of Soncino (Cremona). 2016 - From Pablo Picasso to Arnoldo Pomodoro. Works from the permanent collection of the Parisi Valle Museum in Maccagno (Varese); Traccia e Prospettiva, MACA Museum of Acri (Cosenza). 2017 - The collection of the 20th and 21st centuries and Calabria, Museo Maon di Rende (Cosenza). 2018 - The opera at the Bianco, Galleria Cortina Milan; (Mantova); Tribute to Rembrandt "From Rembrandt by himself to the IO portrait", National Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia (Bulgaria); The image of the imaginable, Giovanni Leoni Foundation, Mestre (Venice); IXION - The collection, its evolution and cultural research at the service of the city, Contemporary Art Museum of Lissone (Monza Brianza). MACA (Acri Contemporary Art Museum) , host a collection of about sixty works by Maestro Max Marra (Paola, 1950, living and working in Lissone), a great experimenter devoted to the constant search for an art capable of surpassing the barriers between the various representative media. The incessant search for original materials and expressive forms, with a marked avant-garde charm, is attested by the heterogeneity of the exhibited works, ranging from the purest and most abstract painting, to sculptures made of multi-material assemblage, sculptures that arise from scraps and found objects and through the metamorphosis of art they give new vitality and meaning. His work bears the influence on Georges Noel and Salvatore Scarpitta as well as Pol Bury, Brutalist and kinetic op art. His works appear in prestigious public collections and museums such as, among others, the Cooperative Credit Bank of Carate Brianza, Lecco headquarters, the Civic Gallery of Modern Art of Gallarate, the Contemporary Art Museum of Lissone, the Michetti Museum Contemporary Art of Francavilla al Mare, the Duta Museum of Arts Jakarta, in Indonesia and the Museum of Arts Guangzhou, in China. In 2017 he was awarded the "Certiluxe Award" for Art, a prestigious international recognition for his artistic career and for his research always focused on quality and innovation. He is currently preparing two very important public personal shows: in the spring of 2018 he will show in Sofia Bulgaria in the seat of the National Academy of Fine Arts which boasts among others the artistic formation of Christo his exhibition "Homage to Rembrandt" while at the end of 2018 the Museum Marca di Catanzaro will host one of his majestic anthologies, a tribute to his land from one of the most important Italian museums.

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  • Creator
    Max Marra
  • Creation Year
    2002
  • Dimensions
    Height: 20.67 in. (52.5 cm)Width: 23.94 in. (60.8 cm)Depth: 3.15 in. (8 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    good. minor pigment loss to lower corners.
  • Gallery Location
    Bal Harbour, FL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU3825297931

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