Patrizio di Massimo
|(Born)||1983 in Jesi, Italy|
Patrizio di Massimo’s early works were mainly executed in video, photography, and performance. It was only in 2009 that he radically turned to the medium of painting. As a self-taught painter he created a very distinctive style. His paintings are shrouded in mystery and portray human beings in situations of violence, intimacy, and abundance. di Massimo’s work is full of references to art history, popular culture and found images. di Massimo positions the spectator as a cautious voyeur as he depicts a decisive moment in these scenes. The uncertainty of what will happen next in his paintings triggers our imagination to make up our own narratives and gives meaning to the paintings.
Recent solo exhibitions include Anthology at Musei Civici di Palazzo Pianetti and Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio, Jesi, Italy; As snug as a Bug in a Rug, rodolphe janssen, Brussels, Belgium; The Tale End of the Tale, T293, Rome, Italy The Escalator Cycle at Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli-Turin; The Escalator Cycle at Castello di Rivoli, Rivoli, Italy; Il tempo dello sguardo at Palazzo Ducale, Urbino, Italy (2019); Patrizio Di Massimo, Kura, at Fonderia Artistica Battaglia, Milan, Italy (2019); Inside Me, ChertLüdde, Berlin, Germany; Bread and Circuses, rodolphe janssen, Brussels, Belgium; Me, Mum, Mister, Mad, Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon, Portugal; and Monologue for two, (performance) at Fiorucci Art Trust, London, UK.
His work is included in Public Collections such as The Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy; David Roberts Art Foundation, London, UK; Fiorucci Art Trust, London, UK; Lewben Art Foundation, Vilnius, Lithuania; Malvina Menegaz Foundation for Arts and Culture, Castelbasso, Italy; Italian Embassy in London, UK; Jiménez – Colon Collection, Ponce, Puerto Rico and Collezione Giuseppe Iannaccone, Milan, Italy.
Patrizio di Massimo included in Strata – Italian Art since 2000 – The Words of the Artists