Angelo Accardi


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Angelo Accardi was born in Sapri (Salerno), in 1964.
The artistic debut is strongly characterized by the Italian “figura” and by the symbolic and pictorial dimension. A short interval at the Art Academy of Naples marks the beginning of an identity crisis that will go on for a few years, and in this period his work evolves toward the abstract. In the beginning of the Nineties, Accardi sets up his personal studio at Sapri and embarks on his pursuit of depicting figures against a social background; in the same period he exhibits in prestigious galleries in Italy and abroad (Rossetti and Pini in Rome, Manzoni Arte Studio in Milan, Klaus Lea in Munich).
The series of works called Human Collection depicting on attenuated atmosphere suggesting the softness of cotton wool, where the figures are masterfully veiled as if by a sheath of moistness, marks a fundamental passage in his artistic development.
The works of this series were initially exhibited in Vancouver. This exhibition then led to a five year collaboration with the Korean gallerist, Robert Kwon.
In 2001 he launched his association with two prestigeous galleries: Spazio Arte at Rovereto and Battaglia of Milan, followed by personal and collective group exhibitions, such as Speed Generation and Vicious, which will give Accardi access to more appealing, stimulating artistic environments.
Through the collaboration with the florentine gallerist Giovannini, fifteen of his works have been exhibited in Florence, Innsbruch, Barcellona, and Budapest, during the traveling exhibition Enjoy the Silence.
With the new avant-garde group Tantarte he participates at the Galleria Italia in Shanghai, in 2006. Then he started, above all with Misplaced, an uninterrupted series of art exhibitions in Italy and abroad. In the last years he exhibits in permanence at SimonBart Gallery of Porto Cervo and regularly in London, Miami, Geneva.