Giacomo Piussi, an artist from Friuli, was born in Udine in 1967, A graduate of the Academy in Milan and with a mother who is a painter, Piussi is mainly a painter but also daring with sculptures in plaster, bronze and terracotta, which are also very appreciable because of the poetic language they share with painting.
Painting, a more immediate technique, depicts mainly imaginary people, especially women, caught in moments of silence and intimacy inside their homes, on the sofa, in the shower, at the table, about to enter the bathtub, at the mirror or reading a book. A simple and evocative vision of domestic attitudes.
The artist, who lives and works in Florence, has exhibitions in Siena, Forlì, Florence, Bari, Milan, Rome and Paris to his credit, and has collaborated in numerous group shows in Lisbon and Amsterdam. That of “Visionary” is the first exhibition in his hometown, all dedicated to painting, although Piussi has also devoted himself to other techniques and materials, from sculpture on bronze to bas-reliefs in stone and terracotta and murals. On a pictorial level, the artist expresses himself through a figurative language made up of elementary forms.
Selected recent solo exhibitions include: in 2014 Il mondo è grande, Museo della terracotta di Petroio, Petroio, Siena, Italy, in 2013 “PART ONE” Paolo Maione and Giacomo Piussi, Galleria Alessandro Bagnai, Florence, in 2010 Il giardino delle delizie, Galleria Susanna Orlando, Forte de Marmi, in 2009 STILL, Visionario, Udine, in 2008 Jungla, Galleria One Piece, Rome. While recentI group exhibitions: in 2014 Diptyques, Triptyques, Polyptyques, Artiscope gallery, Brussels, and Dr Albert Deluq. Journal d’une collection de province, Gallerie Coullard & Koulinsky, Paris, in 2013 at the Venice Biennale, Abitare il Mondo, video animation, in 2012 Secret rooms