Giuseppe Amadio

Giuseppe Amadio is an Italian painter and artist born in Todi, in the province of Perugia, where he still works and resides. He attended technical-artistic schools and took free courses in design and advertising graphics, specializing in industrial-scale signage. Alongside his painting activities, he worked as a designer in the interior design sector, collaborating continuously for over two decades as a studio technician at the workshop of Piero Dorazio, a master of abstraction in Italy and Europe.

Initially, Giuseppe Amadio’s works were characterized by a material-gestural style, later evolving in the last years of his artistic career towards a conceptual style with the creation of extroverted and monochrome pieces. Amadio’s painting technique is undoubtedly influenced by Abstraction, the style of Lucio Fontana, and Spatialism. However, the artist deviates from these influences with his extroverted and monochrome canvases, surpassing the concept of two-dimensionality and emphasizing the themes of material and space.

Amadio’s works do not feature tears or ruptures but are characterized by soft lines that delicately caress and mark the canvas as if they were traces. Their progression signifies a passage that punctuates the rhythm of passing time, allowing space and time to coexist in his large, monochrome canvases.

Finally, color constitutes the last stage of the creative process, applied using resins and rubber-based dyes, highly elastic and suitable for conforming to the canvases. Throughout his active period, up until the 1980s, Giuseppe Amadio held various exhibitions in Italy and abroad, showcasing his works in galleries in Perugia, Rome, Milan, Bologna, Florence, and other European capitals such as Berlin.

His latest solo exhibition took place in 2020 at the Miralli Gallery in Viterbo.

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