Gianantonio Marino Zago
Born in Trieste (Italy) in 1949, Zago moved to Verona in 1957 where he still lives. He started to paint in the early 1970s. He shies away from solo or group exhibitions, but still, he presented approximately 20 paintings at the Hofstra University in New York, featuring unpublished foreshortened of Verona. His works have also been exhibited in Otaru (Japan) and Munich (Germany). In 1994 he neglected figurative painting, turning instead to informal abstract, and to figurative mosaic. Fond of colour, Zago’s work makes an immediate impact, but never an overpowering one.
Quoting Rosa Spinillo, critic:
He is ceaselessly in the process of researching even when he goes around collecting waste, such as coke tins, syringes, condoms, smashed rackets, old shoes, lighters, cigarette butts,food remnants; I figure Zago in my head – Daniel Spoerri in action, his infinite ideas which will inexorably turn rubbish into true Art; always with a whip of irony.
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