Fabio Coruzzi

Statement

“…Provocative and ironic, Fabio Coruzzi’s language describes scenarios of social criticism, reflecting almost specularly the cultural reality of our metropolitan society, sandwiched, as he says, “between concrete and the asphalt”. Anonimous figures, chaotic spaces, urban life’s scenes,women and men in their working environment, athletes and hooligans at sport events, traffic of the city..Life flows incessantly within Fabio Coruzzi’s work and the author become a faithful witness of it…”

Maria Vinella – art critic

“I am interested in the urban environment. The city, a town, a village: these concepts are precious source for human development and evolution. Like any large metropolitan areas, London’s urban environment is a special one. It represents the jungle in which human being is finding recovery for its neurosis. It’s a melting pot of different gestures, different perspectives.
Mixed media mold together these different perspectives, creating the urban environment,
Cities are dirty, aggressive, polluted. They can represent the worst side of mankind. That’s the reason why city is the main source for artistic genius. Contemporary culture is made of controversy: modernity includes ugliness, imperfection, contamination, anything that creates texture.

I use printmaking with mixed media, because art is reality like any other: layered, textural, controversial, open to imagination, colorful, personal, inspiring.
I consider myself a painter caged into printmaking. I always have a stormy relationship with the printing table, maybe because I hate repeating myself.

That’s why each print I make is melted into painting in order to create a unique piece. Each artwork is an idea and each idea is a unique element. It’s a bit like reality itself. Art can be good or bad, interesting or boring: but always unique”
I wish that each painting I make should be like a poem of the place where I’ve been. I wish to become a poet of our time, like somebody would tell: “I’ve been there”, but telling that my way, telling the audience that, no matter where we are, in a boulevard or in a toilet, each single place is like an empty box that need to be filled with the intense energy of our existence. Each place leaves a mark, like a scar, inside us. I wish that scar become poetry”

www.fabiocoruzzi.com

Background

  • Born in Foggia (Italy) 6 December 1975
  • 2001-2002 Graphic Design studies at London College of Printing – BTEC Diploma Graphic Design
  • 2002-2005 Illustration studies at London College of Communication – BA (hons) Illustration
  • Printmaking Studies – London College of Communication – 2002
  • Photography Studies – CMP ABC Double Award in Photography for Designers – London College of Communication – 2006
  • Advanced screen printing studies – London College of Communication – 2007

Exhibitions

2013

  • Affordable Art Fair Singapore – represented by Bicha Gallery
  • Sound Sight Exhibition – Shaw Gallery,Trinity School – London
  • Affordable Art Fair London – represented by Bicha Gallery
  • Cityscapes – Medici Gallery – London
  • Affordable Art Fair Stockholm – represented by Bicha Gallery
  • Not A Drop – 4749 Tanner Street Gallery – London
  • Going Underground – Shoreditch Town Hall Basement – London
  • Affordable Art Fair – London – represented by Bicha Gallery
  • 21st Biennale of Humour and Satire – Gabrovo Museum – Bulgaria
  • People in Motion – ArtSpace Wharehouse – Los Angeles
  • Affordable Art Fair – New York – represented by Bicha Gallery
  • Affordable Art Fair – Hong Kong – represented by BIcha Gallery
  • Commonplaces – The Hackney Cut – London
  • Affordable Art Fair – Bruxelles – represented by Bicha Gallery
  • London Art Fair – represented by Bicha Gallery – London

2012

  • Art For All – Medici Gallery – London
  • Affordable Art Fair – Singapore – represented by Bicha Gallery. London
  • Galleria Ostrakon – Milano – curated by Umberto Giovannini
  • Affordable Art Fair – London – represented by Bicha Gallery
  • Affordable Art Fair – Stockholm – represented by Bicha Gallery, London
  • ELP Printathon – Foreman’s Smokehouse Gallery – London
  • Affordable Art Fair – New York – represented by Bicha Gallery, London
  • Alimentum s.p.a. – Fondazione Banca Del Monte di Foggia – Italy
  • Waiting for the Sun – solo exhibition – Bicha Gallery – London

2011

  • Qijiang International Print Festival – Chongqing – China
  • Human rights? – Opera Campana dei Caduti – Rovereto – curated by Roberto Ronca and Debora Salardi
  • Fishwick Papers – The Smokehouse Gallery – London – curated by Katja Rosenberg
  • MAGNET OPEN ART PROJECT – curated by the Women’s Caucus for Art – Concord, New Hampshire – USA
  • RARITIES – magnet artworks exhibition curated by Alban Low – Hastings and Brighton
  • 13 ELP Annual Exhibition – Triangle Gallery – London – curated by Amanda-Esther Idowu
  • Show Me The Monet Royal College of Art – produced by BBC
  • Dreams – curated by Katja Rosenberg and Steve Edwards – The Freud Museum – London
  • LightBite 2011 – curated by Alban Low – Nottingham – UK
  • Type/Script – Chapel Gallery – Ormskirk

View Fabio’s full CV www.fabiocoruzzi.com/bio

Artist’s talks

  • May 2008 – Print and the City – Estorik Collection of Modern Italian Art – London