Giuseppe Adamo

Italy, 1982 – Lives and works in Palermo

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Refined painter among the most valuable of the new Sicilian pictorial scene, Adamo thinks to the pictorial language free of narrative or representation necessity, moving in a border land between figuration and abstraction. His works are smooth and highly polished surfaces, totally devoid of material’s thickness, from which emerge three-dimensional shapes that recall the mineral and vegetable world; they are obtained by a very fluid painting, made of glazes, transparencies and tonal variations, through a pictorial process that in a certain sense mimics the generative processes of nature. Adamo’s painting has recently been structured through a weft of green, ocher, grays and browns, from which purple and blue layers filter by means of overlapping veils. The painting, with imaginary furrows, thresholds, cracks, crackle, engravings, seems to be defined as micro remnant of a macro universe, vegetable or mineral: this is what left of a hypothesis of an ever accomplished, but infinitely possible, landscape between the archeology of nature and a hallucination.

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SOLO SHOW

2020

  • Relationship and difference, (bi-personale con Jachym Fleig), Kunstverein Trier Junge Kunst, Trier (Germania)

2019

  • Giuseppe Adamo. Landing (project room), curated by Massimo Mattioli, Marignana Arte, Venice, March

2018

  • Giuseppe Adamo solo show, Moon Contemporary – Castello di Carini, curated by Daniela Bigi and Giuseppe Buzzotta
  • Visione Periferica (bi-personale con Milan Vagac), RizzutoGallery, Palermo

2016

  • Something, curated by Helga Marsala. RizzutoGallery, Palermo

2014

  • Glimpse, a cura di Von Holden Studio e Direct Cut, Palazzo Cafisi, Favara

2011

  • Bedtime Sketches, Zelle Arte Contemporanea, Palermo

2009

  • Costellazioni 02. Sopralluoghi, Galleria dell’Arco, Palermo

GROUP SHOW

2019

  • I DREAMED A DREAM – Chapter 1, Curated by Domenico De Chirico, Marignana Arte, Venice
  • TRAUMA, curated by Ilaria Bignotti, Marignana Arte, Venice

2017

  • Quantum Leap, RizzutoGallery, Palermo
  • SottoPelle, annarumma gallery, Napoli

2016

  • Haus der Kunst #1, curated by Verein Düsseldorf Palermo e. V. – Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa, Palermo.
  • “sosta”, RizzutoGallery, Palermo.
  • Die Grosse – KUNSTAUSSTELLUNG NRW DÜSSELDORF – Museum Kunstpalast – (Germany)

2015

  • Le Stanze d’Aragona III – Pratiche pittoriche all’alba del nuovo millennio, curated by Andrea Bruciati e Helga Marsala – Villino Favaloro – Palermo
  • A Sicilian Walk, curated by Giusi Diana, Parco Archeologico della Valle dei Templi
  • Le Stanze d’Aragona II – Pratiche pittoriche all’alba del nuovo millennio, curated by Andrea Bruciati e Helga Marsala – RizzutoGallery – Palermo
  • Art on Loan/Arte in prestito, curated by Enzo Fiammetta, Museo di Arte Contemporanea di Alcamo

2014

  • Viaggi Straordinari, Studio Ingarao & Brucia e Galleria Vaiasuso, Alcamo
  • FAM Giovani per le Arti Visive, Fabbriche Chiaramontane, Agrigento

2013

  • Lo sguardo invisbile. Un’indagine sulle possibilità del paesaggio, Von Holden Studio, Palermo
  • Scrapbook – Album de recortes, Kir Royal Gallery, Valencia, Spagna

2012

  • Lontani come rami galleggianti, Ex Collegio dei Gesuiti, Alcamo
  • La Peste, Palazzo Costantino, Palermo
  • Sweet Sheets IV, Zelle Arte Contemporanea, Palermo

2011

  • Rendez-vous, a cura di South e North, Spaziodeep, Palermo
  • Allegory of the Cave, quattrocentometriquadri Gallery, Ancona
  • Silver Session, South & North, Valencia, Spagna
  • A partir de l’eau, Zelle Arte Contemporanea, Palermo
  • Intradiegetica, Circolo degli Artisti, Roma

2010

  • Sweet Sheets (Moves to Modica), Palazzo della Cultura, Modica (RG)
  • Sweet Sheets III, Zelle Arte Contemporanea, Palermo

2008

  • Minimo Radicale, Museo Civico Castello dei Ventimiglia, Castelbuono
  • Passport #2, Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa, Palermo
  • Fuori Rotta / Off Course, Aikedell’Arco, Shangai, Cina

2006

  • Nervi saldi, Le officine dell’arte II edizione, Cantieri culturali alla Zisa, Palermo