Franco Margari  

Biography

 

Franco Margari lives and works in Florence since 20 years. He passed to painting 10 years ago, after an intense graphic experience mainly with carving techniques. He attended many fairs both in Italy and abroad, as well as a number of personal and group exhibits. We remember him in 2004 at  Museo Diocesano,at Concorso Internazionale di Firenze (first prize Fiorino d’oro and at the Mostra al Consiglio Regionale della Toscana.

“The artist – noticed in 2003 by Giampaolo Trotta – attained the informal, maintaining a solid “graphic”substratum, coming from his consolidated preparation in drawing and painting the figure,essential quality even for artists that,with their works, stay far from recognizable and perspectively constructed forms.

Mr.Trotta goes on ….. His abstract forms designed with plastic “materica”,wrinkled and tormented  by the colour (sometime by  the remote lategothic echos of Matthias Grünewald’s german painting or by the modern “signs” of Georges Rouault) given through large and swift strokes, create broken lines and primary elements, often elementar dihedrons of crystal ,dismantled and shivered in a kind of vital explosions. But is the light ,a white and pure light, like the one dreamed by the Humanism , that  come moulding and modifying the inert material”.

The Painter took part also at Art Fairs of Strasbourg, Pordenone, Padova, Reggio Emilia, Udine e Roma.

He can count even so many presences in Pubblic Collections, like :             

 

COLLEZIONI PUBBLICHE:

 COMUNE DI CERTALDO (FI)

COMUNE DI LONGIANO (RM)

COMUNE DI CECINA SUL GARDA

ISTITUTO SS ANNUNZIATA DI POGGIO IMPERIALE (FI)

MUSEO DIOCESANO DI FIRENZE

PINACOTECA DI ARTE CONTEMPORANEA REGIONE TOSCANA

COMUNE DI PONTASSIEVE

In particular:

 1993:

Florence, The Balestri Hotel, AR Hall (personal exhibit)

  
1994:

CERTALDO, Praetorian Palace: “SE UN GIORNO D’INVERNO UNA MOSTRA”

FIRENZE, Galleria del Candelaio (personal exhibit)


1995:

BORGOFORTE (MN) Fort Magnaguti, « ARTE  IN CONCERTO »

VENTURINA (LI) "ETRURIARTE"

 
1996:  

TRENTO: Province Exhibits Hall “DAL CILINDRO DELL’IMMAGINARIO”

FLORENCE: Café Petrarca (personal exhibit)

MILAN: The Panigati Studio, "LIBERA/MENTE” (personal exhibit)

 

1997:

FLORENCE: Cocchi Serristori Palace “PERCORSI IN METAMORPHOSI”

MARMIROLO (MN) Center for Cultural  Initiatives
            ROME: “ARTEROMA” Fair

 

1998:

 TENNO (TN) House of The Artists G.Vittone "CON/SENSI"

FLORENCE: Leopoldine ex-convent: « EFFETTO ESTENSIONISMO »

 

1999:

LONGIANO (FO)  Space ex-fishmarket “LUMINESCENZE” (personal exhibit)

CECINA (Garda Lake),  X ART WEEK “FORME DI LUCE” (personal exhibit)

FLORENCE, Old Palace, “PREMIOFIRENZE” (third prize)

REGGIO EMILIA, Arte Reggio Fair 2000

FLORENCE, ex Carmine Convent «ARTISTI PER IL 2000 »

 

2000:

PRATO, Datini Palace,  “QUATTRO PITTORI A PRATO”

FLORENCE, ART-POINT “DALLE STANZE DEL NON DOVE”

PARMA “ARTISTI IN FIERA”

FLORENCE, Art Point Black Gallery “ORIZZONTI” (personal exhibit)

PUCCINI ART CENTER “LUCI RADENTI/LUCI TAGLIENTI” (personal exhibit)

MEDICI VILLA, Poggio Imperiale (personal exhibit)

CERTALDO - Praetorian Palace, personal exhibit within the PREMIO ITALIA PER ARTI VISIVE

 

2001:

            FLORENCE, DOLCE VITA CAFE’ (personal exhibit)

            VENICE, S.VIDAL Gallery “FREE TEE”

            FLORENCE, GRAND HOTEL WESTING EXCELSIOR (personal exhibit)

            CAPRAIA FIORENTINA, PASQUINUCCI Brickyard (personal exhibit)

  

2003:

   GADARTE GALLERY (personal exhibit)

 

2004:

            DIOCESAN MUSEUM OF FLORENCE: (personal exhibit)

            REGIONAL COUNCIL OF TUSCANY: (personal exhibit)

   CITY OF GOITO (MN), Villa Magnaguti,    Personal Exhibit within the PREMIO ITALIA PER ARTI VISIVE

             ”FLORENCE” INTERNATIONAL CONTEST: First Prize, Golden Florin

            REGGIO EMILIA: FIERA IMMAGINA

         

2005 :

 GADARTE GALLERY "OLTRE LA SUPERFICIE" review


2006 :

LIGNANO SABBIADORO-- GALLERIA ART-TIME (personal exhibit)

           PISTOIA  - BIENNALE DI ARTE SACRA

FIRENZE- PALAGIO DI PARTE GUELFA  - VERSO UN NUOVO ESISTENZIALISMO-

MILANO -- STUDIO SASSETTI CULUTURA “ARCIPELAGO”

FERRARA – PALAZZO EX BORSA   (personal exhibit)
 

2007 :

FERRARA -    CASTELLO ESTENSE  “ CROMATICOS”

           FIRENZE  -   GRAND HOTEL WESTING FLORENCE (personal exhibit)

           FIRENZE  -    GALLERIA SPAZIO ART-ART  (personal exhibit)

           ACQUASPARTA (TN)  -   PALAZZO CESI   “COELUM”

           GENOVA  -    PALAZZO RATTO-PICASSO  “INTUIZIONE GLOBALE DI FORMA E  COLORE”

           PANZANO IN CHIANTI -  LIMONAIA DI PRISCILLE  “ARCIPELAGO”  
      

 2008

ROMA - BIBLIOTECA DEL PARLAMENTO - Artisti contemporanei
 

TORINO -  GALLERIA ARIELE  (personal exhibit)

  PECHINO - CASA ITALIA   SPIRITO OLIMPICO

        PIETRASANTA (LU)   “SCHEGGE CROMATICHE”

   FIRENZE  -  ACCADEMIA MUSICALE   “ DATECI LE NOTE” (personal exhibit)  

                   FIRENZE  -  SPAZIO ARTSENAL (personal exhibit)

                   TRENTO - “PROIEZIONI D’ARTE DEL TERZO MILLENNIO”

       
2009
 : 

  VIAREGGIO (LU)   TORRE MATILDE  “I PITTORI DEL  NEOESISTENZIALISMO”   

FIRENZE    GALLERIA VIA LARGA  “SCHEGGE CROMATICHE 2”
(personal exhibit)

IMPRUNETA (FI)   SPAZIO IAC    “OPERE IN CORSO” 
(personal exhibit)  

    CAMPIGLIA MARITTIMA (LI)  “SCHEGGE CROMATICHE 3”

     
 
2010 :  

  FIRENZE – GALLERIA IL CANDELAIO  “ UNO SGUARDO ASTRATTO”

            FIRENZE - SAN GIOVANNI DELLA CROCE   “OPERE RECENTI” (personal exhibit)

   FIRENZE - CASA MUSEO MACCHIAVELLI  “ CROMATISMO E MATERIA”

              

      2011 :  

    FIRENZE – CIRCOLO DEGLI ARTISTI CASA DI DANTE " LINK / NO SIGNAL" (personal exhibit)

 

 

 

e-mail francomargari@hotmail.it

 

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