Maurizio Donzelli, ‘Mirror’, 2016, Marignana Arte

About Maurizio Donzelli

Maurizio Donzelli produces drawings, paintings, textiles, sculptures, and installations through which he seeks the meeting point of the real world, our perception of it, and its artistic representations. His approach to making art is rooted in philosophical considerations of the nature of perception, and how visual phenomena such as color, images, and art itself affect the way we see and understand reality. He considers drawing both an intellectual and technical pursuit, and it is central to his practice. Donzelli’s work also features mirrors, which he sees as symbols of the process of perception. With their simultaneous ability to reflect and distort, they also mirror our own variable and inevitably inexact comprehension of the surrounding world. In one series, Donzelli layered sheets of lenticular glass over watercolor drawings; the works appear to shift and distort as viewers pass by them.

Italian, b. 1958, based in Brescia, Italy

Solo Shows

2016
Lugano,
Maurizio Donzelli. La linea del tutto. Curated by Luca Cerizza
2016
Marignana Arte, 
Venice, Italy,
Invisibile-No
2014
Giacomo Guidi Arte Contemporanea, 
Rome,

Fair History on Artsy

2018
Cortesi Gallery at artmonte-carlo 2018
2018
Cortesi Gallery at artgenève 2018
2017
Eduardo Secci Contemporary at ZⓢONAMACO 2017
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