Marco Tirelli (1956, Rome) works and lives in Rome.

Marco Tirelli attended the Academy of Plastic Arts in Rome. Tirelli is, together with his colleagues Gianni Dessì, Nunzio, Bruno Ceccobelli and Piero Pizzi Cannella, considered as the founder of the movement called “Scuola Romana di San Lorenzo.” One of the most striking group exhibitions is that of 1980 in Ravenna, called “Italiana. Nuova immagine” together with that in 1981 at the Biennale in Venice. In the mid- eighties Tirelli moves to the area of a former pastafactory called “Cerere”, where he reinaugurates his studio, situated in the Roman district of San Lorenzo, where the studio of the “Scuola Romana di San Lorenzo”- movement was opened to the public with the exhibition “Ateliers” in 1984. Towards the end of the eighties, an alteration in Tirelli’s artistic programme sets in, when he spends more and more attention to form and chromaticism. From that time on, Tirelli even meets with international success. He exhibits three times between 1985 and 1989 in the New Yorker Annina Nosei Gallery. The early nineties of the 20th century are characterized by an abundance of group and solo exhibitions, that establish Tirelli as an important representative of his kind of art. An art, that, at first glance, looks like a whole of geometric forms and a unity of line and space. A typical feature of his works is the continual repetition. The Michetti-prize winner is a supporter of a contemporary abstract geometry, in which his way of painting joins together with architecture to an inseparable unity; his chosen forms, however, don’t look like geometric figures in a classical way.


artista: Marco Tirelli


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