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Ivano Zanré was born in Switzerland in 1959 to Italian parents from Parma. He grew up in Feldmeilen, Switzerland, and now lives in a studio at the periphery of Zurich.
Zanré’s works live from the freshness of thought. His art is the artistic commentary to the trivial text and picture messages on grocery bags.
The origins of ZanRé’s unusual technique lie in a personal financial crisis. Once again, he had no money for canvases. At a nearby local grocery store he got hold of old paper shopping bags and started to paint on the plain, unprinted backside. "Suddenly I realized that the printed side, which ended up with random paint, looked better than what I had deliberately painted on the plain side." ZanRé began to experiment with various subjects and slogans to fit the motives of the bags. His work set the focus on the question of what is consumption.
Since 1989 he has lived for and of the art. He calls his style "Pop Brut".
The artwork is ready to hang. It comes with a certificate of authenticity and hanging hardware. The sides are painted, and it does not require framing.
Member of iaa-aiap, International Association of Art (UNESCO).
Member of VISARTE professional association of Swiss artist.
2008 Pop brut, a pictures installation of 90 pieces.
Acrylic on printed paper grocery bags.
2005 Falscher monolith... (False monolith, imbued by the castle of air, modeled after a fetish). Installation at the Shedhalle Zürich (Catalog «Raum für Räume»).
Exhibitions in Zurich and Amsterdam with the Swiss-visionary-artists H.R.Giger, Walter Wegmüller, Bruno Weber, Claude Steiner and others. Catalog Psychonautic Landscape published by Nachtschattenverlag Solothurn (CH).
2004 Luftschlösser (Castles in the air). Installation in the stock exchange of Zurich.
2003 Zadok der Egoist (Zadok the egoist). A surrealistic novel published by WOA Verlag Zürich. A «trip» without drugs, unfiltered fireworks, straight from the depth of the self.
2002 Das Portal (The Portal), a cycle of nine pieces, acrylic on canvas. Contraction & expansion – basic
movement of all being.
2001 Markenkreuze (Brand Crosses), wrapping materials, wood. The world’s most recognizable logo illustrates the new religion of the cult of labels.
2015 New York Affordable Art Fair, New York, USA
Galerie Gabrijel, Pop brut, Berlin, Germany
Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA
Art Dock, Wahn Welt Wellen, Zürich, Switzerland
Macelleria d'Arte, Pop brut, St. Gallen, Switzerland
art333, Urban Art, Au Wädenswil, Switzerland
2014 Art Dock, Zürich, Switzerland
Sihlquai 55, Zürich, Best of Visarte Zürich, Switzerland
Museo delle Mura, Borgotaro, Parma, Italy
Post Industria, Mostra collettiva ZAPPA-FERMI, Italy
2013 Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, USA
art333, Wädenswil, Erotica, Switzerland
2012 Galerie Streitenfeld, Trash Market, Oberursel/Frankfurt, Germany
Kunsthaus Deutschvilla, Strobl am Wolfgangsee/Salzburg, Austria
Das andere Gesicht – Kult Zürich Ausser Sihl, Switzerland
Helmhaus Zürich,«Grösser als Zürich, Kunst in Aussersihl», Zürich, Switzerland
Villa Dutoit, Mis à sac, Geneva, Switzerland
Kunstszene, Zollfreilager Zürich, Switzerland
2011 Malzfabrik, kultzürichaussersihl, Berlin, Germany
Ex Macelleria, provoc.art, Pontremoli, Italy
Starkart Exhibitions, EiNE Exhibition 3, Zürich, Switzerland
2010 Museo delle Mura, Mercato-la religione di oggi, Borgotaro, Parma, Italy
Sala Consiliare, NUOVE CORRENTI... UN PO D'ARTE, Sissa - Rocca dei Terzi, Italy
Fine Art, Cape Town, South Africa
Starkart Zürich, Delete, Switzerland
Museo delle Mura, Io come voi, Borgotaro, Italy
2009 Galerie Susi Brunner Zürich, Schwarz - Weiss, Switzerland
Kunstwarenhaus Zürich, POP IS HOT, Switzerland
2008 Galerie Museum Baviera, Zurich, Kult Zürich Ausser Sihl, Switzerland
Artfair St. Gallen, Olmagelände (Galerie Ralph Schriever Cologne), St. Gallen, Switzerland
Macelleria d’Arte The Art-grass/rage, St. Gallen, Switzerland
JF Galerie Zurich, Art Football EM, Switzerland
2007 Kunstszene Zürich, (Artist of Zurich) Toniareal, Switzerland
2006 Uto baths, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Zurich, Switzerland
ArToll Labor Archipel, Bedburg-Hau, Germany
Arthouse Solothurn, Bildnerische Reflexionen zum Thema Provinz, Solothurn, Switzerland
Kunstkammer Castle of Bartenstein, Nachtsonne, Mail-Art, Bartenstein, Germany
2005 Shedhalle Zurich, Project INTERLOKAL, Switzerland
art5 galerie Nürensdorf, Switzerland
ABC Treehouse Gallery Amsterdam, Netherlands
XXL Kunst Delmenhorst, Germany
VISARTE im Haus Metropol, Zurich, Switzerland
2004 Gallery Ehrensperger, Zurich, Switzerland
Alte Börse Zurich, Luft (Air) , Switzerland
XXL Kunst Jever, Germany
2003 Go Gallery, Psychonautic Landscape lll, Amsterdam, Netherlands
World’s End Zurich, Trash-Market, Switzerland
2002 Kulturschiene, Overview 1996–2001, Herrliberg, Switzerland
2001 Galerie zum kleinen Schwan Baden (CH), Market, Marketing, Brand (curator)
2000 UBS Zurich, Overview 1990–2000, Switzerland
1998 Galerie zum kleinen Schwan, Baden, Switzerland
1997 Gallery Keller Wedekind, Conspirative Meeting of the Primal Beasts, Zurich, Switzerland
1996 Alte Tonwarenfabrik Schaffhausen, Switzerland
1994 Gallery Commercio, The Explosives, Zurich, Switzerland
1993 Gallery Susi Brunner Zurich, Art Festival, Switzerland
Macelleria d’Arte, The Explosives, St. Gallen, Switzerland
1992 Life Art & Cash, Schichten 92, Zurich, Switzerland
1991 Montreux Congress Center, European Contemporary Arts, Switzerland
1989 Kunstgewerbemuseum, Zwischenzeit, Basel, Switzerland
1982 Rote Fabrik, Ein(e)Ladung, Zurich, Switzerland
Signature: This artwork is signed by the artist in the lower left corner.