Valerio ADAMI |
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Valerio Adami, born 1935 in Bologna, is a painter and the most famous Italian representative of Pop Art. In France, his adopted country, he is part of the movement “Figuration Narrative.”
Educated at the Accademia di Brera in Milan, he has since worked in New York, Monaco, London and Paris.
In 1945, at the age of ten, he began to study painting under the instruction of Felice Carena. He was accepted into the Brera Academy (Accademia di Brera) in 1951, and there studied as a draughtsman until 1954 in the studio of Achille Funi. In 1955 he went to Paris, where he met and was influenced by Roberto Matta and Wifredo Lam. His first solo exhibition came in 1959 in Milan.
In his early career, Adami's works were expressionistic, but by the time of his second exhibition in 1964 at Kassel, he had developed a style of painting reminiscent of French cloisonnism, featuring regions of flat color bordered by black lines. Unlike Gauguin, however, Adami's subjects were highly stylized and often presented in fragments, as seen in Telescoping Rooms (1965).
1965 he works were exposed in the exhibition “la figuration narrative” in Paris whic ...
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