WHO’S THIS GUY?

“…Provocative and ironic, Fabio Coruzzi’s language describes scenarios of social criticism, reflecting almost specularly the cultural reality of our metropolitan society, sandwiched, as he says, “between concrete and the asphalt”. Anonimous figures, chaotic spaces, urban life’s scenes,women and men in their working environment, athletes and hooligans at sport events, traffic of the city..Life flows incessantly within Fabio Coruzzi’s work and the author become a faithful witness of it…”

Maria Vinella – art critic

“…Provocatorio e ironico, il suo linguaggio descrive scenari di critica sociale, e riflette quasi specularmente la realtà culturale della nostra società metropolitana, stretta, come lui stesso dice, tra il catrame e il cemento. Figure anonime, spazi caotici, scene di vita urbana, uomini e donne nei luoghi di lavoro,atleti e pubblico alle partite sportive, traffico cittadino…, nelle opere di Fabio Coruzzi la vita scorre incessantemente, e l’artista non fa altro che testimoniarlo fedelmente.”
Maria Vinella – critico d’arte

”挑発的で風刺を含む彼の作品が語る言葉は以下の様な事柄を表しています。社会風刺、都市に住む私たちの文化と現実、そしてサンドイッチ、彼の言うところの「コンクリートとアスファルト」の。名も無きのものたち、カオス、都会で暮らすということ、男と女….

“… as architect by training, I was immediately struck by Fabio’s cityscapes, there was a kind of roughness that reminded me of sophisticated graffiti”

Antonio Capelao, Bicha Gallery

IDEAS

There is beauty recognized by definition, by an academic perspective, something eternal, static, like rocks or trees. This kind of beauty is built as dogma that stands forever without leaving space to the doubt.

In this case beauty can easily become a cage in which art ends up captive.

 There is also another kind of beauty, perceived as a late, secondary thought. This beauty doesn’t stand as a giant itself, but instead it’s made of millions of flashbacks, glimpses of soul that keep my passions alive.

My art try to stand for this kind of beauty, that manifests itself through daily gestures, familiar places, tiny serious moments of existence: wake up, wash, dress, eat, drive the car, holding the phone, texting, eating take away, driving the car, undress, going to bed. Beauty is noisy, beauty hurts, beauty smells, beauty make us cry, angry, happy, hopeful, hopeless.

Contemporary culture is made of controversy: modernity includes ugliness, imperfection, contamination, anything that creates texture.

We can walk the same pavement or touch the same hand every day. Each time we do that, is unique. Like reality, art can be good or bad, interesting or boring: but always unique”

I wish that each painting I make should be like a poem of the place where I’ve been. I wish to become a poet of our time, like somebody would tell: “I’ve been there”, but telling that my way, telling the audience that, no matter where we are, in a boulevard or in a toilet, each single place is like an empty box that need to be filled with the intense energy of our existence. Each place leaves a mark, like a scar, inside us. I wish that scar become poetry.

 

LIFE

Born in Foggia (Italy) – 1975 . Living and working in Los Angeles
 
 
 
London College of Printing – BTEC Diploma Graphic Design – 2002
 
 
BA (hons) of Arts – Illustration – London College of Communication – 2005
 
 
Printmaking Studies – London College of Communication – 2002
 
 
Photography Studies – London College of Communication – 2006
 
 
Advanced screen print studies – London College of Communication – 2007

EXHIBIT

November 2018 - Bienal de Arte  Eve-Marie Zimmermann - Spain

October 2018 - The Other Art Fair - Los Angeles

September 2018 - Solo Exhibition - Au Fond du Bois - Belgium

March 2018 - Affordable Art Fair - Bruxelle

September 2017 - Affordable Art Fair - New York

April 2017 - Affordable Art Fair - New York

August 2016 - Wetwand Minden - public art project - Germany

June 2016 - Water - Saatchi Art - Los Angeles

April 2016 - Affordable Art Fair - New York - Saatchi Art

March 2016 - Fresh Faces - Saatchi Art - Los Angeles

January 2016 - From the Street: Saatchi Art - Los Angeles

November 2015 - Pancakes & Booze Art - Los Angeles

September 2015 - The Affordable Art Fair - New York - represented by Artspace Warehouse

July 2015 - Pop Art Shakeup - Artspace Warehouse - Los Angeles

May 2015 - Decoding Memories - Artspace Warehouse - Los Angeles

May 2015 - Guanlan International Print Biennial - China

May 2015 - Biennial of Humour and Satire - Gabrovo - Bulgaria

February 2015 - ELP Box Set Exhibition - Xylonite Arts - London

January 2015 - GX Gallery - London

December 2014 - Cacak Biennial of Print - Cacak, Serbia

October 2014 - Affordable Art Fair Battersea - London

October 2014 - Affordable Art Fair - Stockholm

August 2014 - Why War? - The Freud Museum - London

June 2014 - Affordable Art Fair Hampstead - London

June 2014 - Papergirl Belfast Exhibition - Belfast

May 2014  - Fringe Arts Bath Festival - magnetic street art exhibition

March 2014 - Affordable Art Fair Battersea - represented by Bicha Gallery

January 2014 - London Art Fair - represented by Bicha Gallery

November 2013 - Affordable Art Fair Singapore - represented Bicha Gallery

November 2013 - Sound Sight Exhibition - Shaw Gallery, Trinity School - London

October 2013 - Affordable Art Fair Battersea - represented by Bicha Gallery

October 2013 - Cityscapes - Medici Gallery - London

October 2013 - Affordable Art Fair Stockholm - represented by Bicha Gallery

September 2013 - Not A Drop - 4749 Tanner Street Gallery - London

June 2013 - Going Underground -  Shoreditch Town Hall Basement - London

June 2013 - Affordable Art Fair - London - represented by Bicha Gallery

May 2013 - 21st Biennal of Humour and Satire - Gabrovo Museum - Bulgaria

April 2013 – People in Motion – ArtSpace Wharehouse – Los Angeles

April 2013 – Affordable Art Fair – New York – represented by Bicha Gallery

March 2013 – Affordable Art Fair – Hong Kong – represented by BIcha Gallery

March 2013 – Commonplaces – The Hackney Cut – London 

February 2013 – Affordable Art Fair – Bruxelles – represented by Bicha Gallery

January 2012 – London Art Fair – represented by Bicha Gallery - London

December 2012 – Art For All - Medici Gallery - London

November 2012 – Affordable Art Fair – Singapore – represented by Bicha Gallery. London

November – ELP Group Show - Galleria Ostrakon – Milano – curated by Umberto Giovannini

November – Affordable Art Fair – London – represented by Bicha Gallery

October 2012 – Affordable Art Fair – Stockholm – represented by Bicha Gallery, London

June 2012 – ELP Printathon – Foreman’s Smokehouse Gallery – London

April 2012 – AAF - New York – represented by Bicha Gallery, London

April 2012 – Alimentum s.p.a. – Fondazione Banca Del Monte di Foggia – Italy 

January 2012 – Waiting for the Sun – solo exhibition – Bicha Gallery - London

November 2011 – Qijiang International Print Festival – Chongqing – China 

October 2011 – Affordable Art Fair London – represented by Bicha Gallery 

September 2011 – Human rights? – Opera Campana dei Caduti – Rovereto 

September 2011 – Fishwick Papers- The Smokehouse Gallery – London 

August 2011 – Magnet Open Art Project – Concord, New Hampshire - USA

August 2011 - RARITIES – curated by Alban Low – Hastings and Brighton

July 2011 – 13 ELP Annual Exhibition – Triangle Gallery – London 

March 2011 – Show Me The Monet – Royal College of Art – produced by BBC 

March 2011 – Dreams – The Freud Museum - London

February 2011 - LightBite 2011 – Nottingham - UK

January 2011 – Type/Script – Chapel Gallery - Ormskirk 

December 2010 – Artisti Mitteleuropei 2010 – Culture House - Calitri(AV) - Italy

December 2010 – Wishing – ArteOra Arte Contemporanea – Foggia - Italy

November 2010 – The Public Are Not Invited – The Nottingham Workshop 

November 2010 - ELP Box Set 2010 Launch – 242 Gallery - London

November 2010 – 6x4 Postcard Exhibition – Yorkshire ArtSpace - Sheffield

October 2010 – Link – ArteOra Gallery – group show curated by Maria Vinella – Foggia - Italy

September 2010 – Penang Intenational Print Exhibition 2010 – Penang State Museum - Malaysia 

September 2010 – Freud Experience – Freud Café Gallery – London

August 2010 – A Suite of Lighted Rooms – Pushkin House Centre for Russian Culture - London

July 2010 – Acqua Bene Comune – curated by Mose La Cava – Foggia - Italy

July 2010– Twelve – Space Gallery - London 

June 2010 – Print for Peace 2010 – Arte AC Tecnologico Institute - Monterrey - Mexico

MAY 2010 – Prize Winner - “Copertine al Tratto” 2010 – Subway Edizioni - Milan - Italy

March 2010 – C’era una volta Pasolini – Galleria Terre Rare – Bologna - Italy

March 2010 – F.A.C.T.S. – Center for the Study in Political Graphics – Los Angeles 

February 2010 – London Fashion Week – set design MF Pepe collection – Somerset House – London

 December 2009 – The Grand Plasto-Baader-Books – Kaleid Gallery – London 

December 2009 – Alexandria MiniPrint Biennal – Bibliotheca Alexandrina – Egypt 

November 2009 – Segni 20x20 – Micro Macro Gallery – Turin 

October 2009 – One Night Only – Shoreditch Town Hall – London 

October 2009 – International Print Festival 2009 – Quijiang Farmers’s Printmaking Institute – China –

September 2009 – Eco Art Project ’09 – Rome

September 2009 – IMPACT Centerpiece 09 – SpikePrint Studio - Bristol

August 2009 – Pasquale Siniscalco Gallery - Milan

August 2009 – Estetica 09 – Church of S.S. Annunziata – Calitri (AV) – Italy 

July 2009 – Premio Spazi Evasi ’09 – Francavilla al Mare (CH) 

July 2009 – Unplug – EstremaDura Café Gallery – Verbania – Italy 

June 2009 – Eleven – Bankside Gallery – London 

June 2009 – Ex Libris – Meliusz Center – Debrecen – Hungary 

May 2009 - 2nd Guanlan International Print Biennial – Guanlan Museum – Shenzen – China 

May 2009 – Museum House of Humour and Satire – Gabrovo - Bulgaria

April 2009 – Sorry If I’m Not in Line – Factory-Art Contemporanea – Trieste – curated by Beatrice Castrini 

April 2009 – Mini Print Biennal – Sint Niklaas Dienst Museum - Belgium

March 2009 – CDO’s and Double Clubs – August Art Space – London 

March 2009 – Adreanlina 09 – Former Jewish Fish Market - Rome 

February 2009 – Wonderland – Brothers Grimm Museum – Kessel – Germany 

January 2009 – Vigna degli Artisti 09 - Shortlisted artist 

December 2008 – Light One Night ArteOra Gallery – Foggia – Italy 

November 2008 – Temptation – Cupola Gallery – Sheffield 

November 2008 – Urban Jungle – London City Hall 

October 2008 – Orange Calls Italy- PolarExpo Space – Bergamo 

September 2008 – ArteIngenua Second Act - Guido Iemmi Art Studio – Milan

September 2008 – Fumetto Giovani 2008 – Awarded with a Special Mention Jury Prize – illustration – Foggia Museum of Modern Art - Italy

September 2008 – Second Impressions – Romford Art Institute – Essex 

September 2008 – E17 Art Trail – Kelmscott School – London 

July 2008 – Sustainability –Latajaka Gallery – Warsaw - Poland

June 2008 – Wonderland – Deutsches Maerchen und Wesersagen Museum - Germany 

June 2008 – Lessedra International Mini Print –Lessedra Contemporary Art Gallery – Sofia - Bulgaria

May 2008 – Evento MUSAE 08 – Tourism Building – Jesolo (VE)

May 2008 – Decarbonart –– Greater London City Hall – London 

March 2008 – Art Fusion – Live painting performance – London Metropolitan University – London

January 2008 – I Am Ten – Bankside Gallery - London

December 2007 – Museum of Tetovo Area – Republic of Macedonia

October 2007 – DontPanic Design Exhibition – 93 Feet East - London

October 2007 – Less Common Event – The Arts Gallery – London

September 2007 –San Fedele Visual Arts Prize - San Fedele Gallery - Milan - Italy 

September 2007 – DontPanic Media Poster exhibition – Cargo – London 

August 2007 – Evento M.U.S.A.E. 2007 – Motta Monte Corvino – Italy 

July 2007 – Propaganda III World Tour  – Center for the Study of Political Graphics Los Angeles 

July 2007 -World Annual Print Show - Lessedra Contemporary Art Gallery – Sofia- Bulgaria 

June 2007 –Triangle Artists Open Studios - Arts Unwrapped 2007 – London

June 2007 – Innovative – Manchester International Festival 2007 – 3ROOMS Manchester Central Pavillon

May 2007 – PRE:CURSORI 2007 – Aragona Castle Museum Gallery of Taranto Italian Edition Week od the Arts.

April 2007 – Literature Department Gallery - Florence University. 

July 2006 – Draw Drawing 2 – Foundry Gallery – London Biennale 2006

June 2006 – Italian Factory 2006 – Casa del Pane Gallery - Milan 

June 2006 – XHIBIT ’06 – The Arts Gallery – London 

April 2006 – Painting and drawing group show – Alhambra Café Gallery – London

March 2006 – ICA Institute of Contemporary Arts - London

December 2005 - In the city: Eye for Art – Curator Space Gallery - London

October 2005 - From here to here - London Underground (Circle Line Project) - London Design Festival 

June 2005 – Those Who Wonder - Scholar’ s House Studios – London

February 2005 - Ofcom Office of Communications - Riverside House Southwark - London 

November 2004 - The Sound of Print - Symposium - Victoria and Albert Museum - London

October 2004 - Ad Fab - Red Gate Gallery - London 

May 2004 – Group Show Shift Magazine – Berlin Design Mai - Germany

March 2004 - Conversation - the London College of Communications - London

September 2003 - Ichiza Project - Crossroad Works LTD – Tokyo/London

ARTIST TALK

May 2008 - Print and the City – Estorik Collection of Modern Italian Art - London

Representative Galleries:

Artspace Warehouse – Los Angeles – USA

Bicha Gallery – London - UK

GX Gallery – London – UK

ArteOra Arte Contemporanea – Foggia – Italy

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

Victoria & Albert Museum 

London Underground 

University of the Arts London

ArteOra Spazio Arte Contemporanea - Foggia

Factory Art Gallery – Berlin

Penang Museum - Malaysia

C.S.P.G.   Center Studies Political Graphics - Los Angeles