Mario Loprete

Pittura No.

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Dimensioni: 100x100 cm
Tecnica: Olio su cemento

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Tecnica: Olio su cemento

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Tecnica: Olio su cemento

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Dimensioni: 100x100 cm
Tecnica: Olio su cemento

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Dimensioni: 100x100 cm
Tecnica: Olio su cemento

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Dimensioni: 100x100 cm
Tecnica: Olio su cemento

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Dimensioni: 100x100 cm
Tecnica: Olio su cemento

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Dimensioni: 100x100 cm
Tecnica: Olio su cemento

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Dimensioni: 100x100 cm
Tecnica: Olio su cemento

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Untitled

Dimensioni: 100x100 cm
Tecnica: Olio su cemento

Pittura No.

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Untitled

Dimensioni: 100x100 cm
Tecnica: Olio su cemento

Pittura No.

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Untitled, 2016

Dimensioni: 40x40 cm
Tecnica: Concrete Sculpture

Pittura No.

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Untitled, 2016

Dimensioni: 27x109 cm
Tecnica: Concrete Sculpture

Pittura No.

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Untitled, 2016

Dimensioni: 82x54 cm
Tecnica: Concrete Sculpture

Pittura No.

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Untitled, 2016

Dimensioni: 66x56 cm
Tecnica: Concrete Sculpture

Pittura No.

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Untitled, 2016

Dimensioni: 36x42 cm
Tecnica: Concrete Sculpture

Pittura No.

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Untitled, 2016

Dimensioni: 33x33 cm
Tecnica: Concrete Sculpture

Pittura No.

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Untitled, 2016

Tecnica: Oil on concrete, wood and steel

“I live in a world that i shape at my liking, throughout a virtual pictorial and sculptural movement, transferrig my experiences, photographing reality throughout my filters, refined from years research and experimentation.
Painting for my is the first love. An important, pure love. Creating a painting, starting from the spasmodic research of a concept with which I want to send a message to transmit my message, it’s the base of my painting. The sculpture is my lover, my artistic betrayal to the painting. That voluptous and sensual lover that gives me different emotions, that touches prohibited cords…
The new series of works on concrete it’s the one that is giving me more personal and professional satisfactions. How was it born? It was the result of an important investigation of my work, the research of that “quid” that i felt was missing. Looking at my work in the past ten years I understood that there was the semantics and semiotics in my visual speech, but the right support to valorize the message was not there.
The reinforced cement, the concrete, was created by two thousand years ago by the Romans. It has a millenary story, made of amphitheatres, bridges and roads that have conquered the ancient and modern world. Now it’s a synonym of modernity. Everywhere you go and you find a concrete wall, there’s the modern man in there. From Sidney to Vancouver, from Oslo to Pretoria, the reinforced cement it’s present and consequently the support where the “writers” can express themselves it’s present.
The successive passage was obvious for me. If man brought art on the streets in order to make it accessibile to everyone, why not bring the urban in galleries and museums? It was the winning step to the continuous evolutionary process of my work in that “quid” that i was talking about before and that is what is making me expose in prestigious places and is making me be requested from important collectors. When the painting has completly dried off, I brush it with a particular that not only manages to unite every color and shade, but it also gives to the art work the shininess and lucidity that the poster ,that each and every one of us had hanging on the wall, has. For my Concrete Sculptures I use my personal clothing. Throughout some artistical process, in which I use plaster, resin and cement, I transform them in artworks to hang. My memory, my DNA, my memories remain concreted inside, transforming the person that looks at the artworks a type of post-modern archeologist that studies my work as they were urban artefacts.
In the past few years, i freed myself from all of the work relationships with galleries that I collaborated with. I think that my work has reached the maturity to covet and to be represented from an important gallery and I would like to use your art project in order to make it be known to who sees this in my project.”

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018
I’MARIO – a cura di Carlo Tozzi - Atelier Carlo Tozzi – Amsterdam
CONCRETE SCULPTURES – a cura di Lara Caccia – Dadada Beach Museum – Montauro -Italy

2015
MARIO LOPRETE – a cura di Janny Nijhof – Dikker & Thijs Art Gallery - Amsterdam

2014
FACES – a cura di Cornelia Claas e Edith Ganter – Galerie Ganter – Zell im Wiesenthal- Germania



2013
PERSONAL AFFECTIONS - a cura di Rosetta Gallo – Caffè Imperiale- Catanzaro

2009
IL VOLO DELL’HIP HOP – a cura di Anna Caterina Bellati – Studio D’Arte Fedele – Monopoli
TALKIN’ ABOUT GIRLS – a cura di Angela Trimboli – Loft Gallery – Corigliano Calabro

2008
LIBERA NOS A MALO – a cura di Alberto Mattia Martini – Galleria L’Idioma –Ascoli Piceno

2007
MANN IN BLACK,L’HIP HOP A VENEZIA - Fenice Gallery -Venezia
FACE OFF. SIMPLY MY BLACK - Contemporastudio - a cura di Maurizio Faggi - Firenze
BLACK (HE)ART-a cura di Chiara Argenteri - Loft Gallery - Corigliano Calabro - Cosenza
MARIO LOPRETE E FATHI HASSAN – a cura Gian Ruggero Manzoni - Galleria Studio 2 - Faenza

2006
FACE TO FACE –a cura di Gianluca Murasecchi– Contemporanea Galleria d’Arte - Foggia
FACE TO FACE –a cura di Gianluca Murasecchi– Ass. Bel Ami - Foggia

2005
ALL BLACK , ONLY BLACK – Galleria Arte Contemporanea e Dintorni – Como
FACE TO FACE – a cura di Gianluca Murasecchi – Caffè Imperiale- Catanzaro
BLACK BOYS – Galleria L’Alfiere – Torino

2003
B-BOY – Salone dell’Auditorium – Filadelfia - Vibo Valentia B-BOY – Pizia Arte – Teramo a cura di Joseph C. Fekete

2002
WITH PRIDE– Fondazione “Fiorentino Scoppa “ ex Educandato – Catanzaro.

2001
DIARIO SEGRETO –Galleria “Le Nove Muse” – Catanzaro. APPUNTI DI VIAGGIO – Galerie Kadrissime – Saint-Raphael - Francia.

2000
MEMORIE – Palazzo Brezia – Serrastretta –Catanzaro . 1999
MEMORIE – Sala “Andrea Cefaly “- Palazzo della Provincia– Catanzaro.