Mattia Barbieri

Italy, 1985 – Lives and works between Milano and New York
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Mattia Barbieri - Installation view - Rizzutogallery

Graduated at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts, has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Italy and abroad since 2007. He participated in the Moscow Biennale at the Winzavod Contemporary Art Center in 2010; he was the winner of the First Painting Prize of the Museum of Lissone in 2012; during Expo Milano 2015 he collaborated with Progetto Città Ideale, exhibiting and curating a cycle of artistic events at the Sala delle Colonne of the Fabbrica del Vapore in Milan; in 2017 and 2019 the solo shows at the Pablo’s birthday in NewYork; he is among the winners of the Nocivelli award in 2020.
Lives and works between Milano and New York.

With strong technical ability, illusionistic effects and richness of elements, Mattia Barbieri’s painting reveals itself as a painting where everything takes place on a single, ideal and concrete plane, an action field within which disparate and heterogeneous elements are often arranged without apparent hierarchy. The solid and at times virtuosistic composition collects sediments of the collective imagination, of the history of art, of the popular culture, recombined in a new guise. The pictorial elements, no matter if they belong to the tradition or to the most extreme visual neologisms, are used as words that make up a grammatical code used by the artist to interact with painting as a language, through which everything is deconstructed, restructured and reread.