Guido Corazziari was born July.11.1952 in Bari, Italy into a house full of artists. The 70's were spent in Florence, where he worked as a scenic photographer for ART/TAPES, an international art-video production center, where he interacted with the world's most innovative artists of the time. In 1980 he graduated with a degree in Architecture and then in 1981 became a tenured professor at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Bari. In 1983 he won an EEC scholarship to the "Domus Academy" in Milano, where he earned a Master's degree in design. Then in 1984 he won first prize for Italy in the Lino & Moda contest and was invited to exhibit his works in Montecarlo. In 1987, thanks to another scholarship, Corazziari traveled to Paris, to attend the "Université de Marly Le Roi" where he obtained a diploma in Serigraphy. He now works as an architect and multimedia artist, and has exhibited his works in numerous galleries and museums in Italy and abroad.
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"Censored" (solo ) Bibbiena (AR) Italy 5-20/4/2014 c/o ExpArt
"Religions For Beginners" ( solo ) Bari 12/12/2013-7/1/2014 c/o Chiesa della Vallisa
"MurArt 2" ( group ) Bari 19/11-6/12/2013 c/o Caractère
"Personal" ( solo ) Kielce/Polonia 22/5/-20/6/2013 c/o Galeria "J.Kochanowskiego"
"Remix" ( solo ) Firenze 16/12/2012-5/1/2013 c/o Galleria "Simultanea Spazi d'Arte"
"FAKE/MurArt" ( solo ) Bari 20/10-4/11/2012 c/o Gran Caffé Saicaf
"AthensArt Odysseia" ( group ) Naxos 23/6-7/11/2012 e Corfù 11-27/7/2012, Grecia
"Art Takes Times Square" ( group ) 18/6/2012 New York c/o Times Square
"Showcase City" ( group ) Londra 16/5/2012 c/o "Richmix", 35-47 Bethnal Green Road
"Parallax 4" ( Art Fair ) Londra 15-18/5/2012 c/o "Chelsea Town Hall", King’s Road
"Becoming Pop Today" ( group ) Firenze 20/4-3/5/2012 c/o Galleria "Simultanea Spazi d'Arte"
"Mooolto…personale" ( pers. ) - Bari18/11 –10/12/2011 c/o Bluorg Gall.
”pARTy3” ( Group Exhibit. ) Parigi 1-19/09/2011 c/o "Pfennigsdorf Gallery"
"Paso Doble" (Seminario) Venezia 9/07/2011 c/o 54° Biennale d'Arte
"Parallax" ( Art Fair ) Londra 1-4 /07/2011 c/o La Galleria, Royal Opera Arcade
”pARTy2” ( Group Exhibit. ) - Londra 1-12/06/2011 c/o Gallery Maya
"Paso Doble" (bi-pers.) - Bari 19-27 / 2 / 2011 c/o Palazzo della Provincia
"Sparkling..." ( pers. ) - Ostuni 19-25 / 6 /2010 c/o Orizzonti Arte Gall.
"pARTy1 ( Group Exhibit. ) - Parigi 21/ 5-3/ 6 /2010 c/o Loft Gallery
"Art in Mind" ( coll. ) - Londra 3-14 / 9 /2009 c/o BrickLane Gallery
"Peintures" ( pers. ) - Parigi 3-30 / 7 /2009 c/o Loft Gallery
"Notte Bianca" ( install. ) - Bitonto (Ba) 30 / 8 / 2008 c/o Torrione Angioino
"Movie Stars" ( pers. ) - Salzburg / Austria 8-18 / 7 /2008 c/o Bashimi AH
"Lumière" ( coll.) - Bari 8/12/2007-8/1/2008 c/o Artoteca Alliance
"Acqua/W!" ( coll. ) - Acquaviva ( Ba ) 5/10-5/11/2007 c/o Spazio W!
"Doppia Esposizione" ( pers. ) - Roma 10-27 /11/2007 c/o Gall. Arch
"Art+Craft2" ( pers. ) - Trani 25-30 /7/2007 c/o Castello Svevo
"No art, no part!" ( pers. ) - Bari 17/1-3/2/2007 c/o Galleria BluOrg
"Corazziari 3" ( pers. ) - Molfetta 9/12/2006-8 /1/2007 c/o il Cubo
"Art+Craft" ( pers. ) - Trani 17-25 /6/2006 c/o Palazzo Palmieri
"Camouflages" ( pers. ) - Parigi 7-17 /9/2005 c/o Gall. Espace Matignon
"Reflets/Riflessi" ( pers. ) - Parigi 21-25 /6/2005 c/o Le Depot Matignon
"Corazziari_coldrink" ( pers. ) - Lecce 7/5-14/6/2005 c/o P.P.LivinGallery
"Glamour" ( pers. ) - Triggiano ( Ba ) 5-11/12/2004 c/o Palazzo di Città
"Camouflages" ( pers. ) - Bari 11-21/9/2004 c/o Spazio Aperto all'Arte - FdL
"Grands Acryliques" ( pers. ) - Marsiglia / France 15-28/6/2004 c/o TransEurop
"Acryliques" ( pers. ) - Parigi 31/5-6/6/2004 c/o Le Depot Matignon
"...in bianco e nero" ( pers. ) - Bari 23/4-20/5/2004 c/o Museo Nuova Era
"Personale" ( pers. ) - Giovinazzo ( Ba ) 21-28/9/2003 c/o ex Chiesa S.Felice
"Riciclandia" ( coll.) - Rutigliano ( Ba ) 2004 nel Centro Storico
"UNTITLED" ( coll. ) - Barcellona / Spagna 7-22/5/2003 c/o Gall. Catalonia
"Splash! " ( pers. ) - c/o Gall. EuropArt - Bologna 20/02 - 20/3/2003
"Splash! " ( pers. ) - c/o Gall. Immagini - Cremona 02-15/02/2003
"Arte e Scienza…" ( coll. ) - c/o Fondo Edo Tempia - Biella 09/11/2002
Sparkling like a birthday cake, Guido Corazziari’s paintings are instantly appreciated for their chromatic arrangements of sweet subjects combined with serious motifs, creating an instantly recognizable synergy of cool elegance and soft sensuality. The paintings are strongly influenced by the fantastic world of cartoons, pop culture, rock music, and worldwide media, all contributing to a unique aesthetic creation. It’s as if fifty years of world history has been squeezed into one frame; as if time and space had collapsed like an over stuffed hard-drive, the electronic bugs now in charge of it’s fractured state. With bold colors, cartoon styling, strident collage and ghoulish rendering of the sacred and profane, these paintings are made to grab your attention and create pure joy for the eyes. The paintings are multilayered, both visually and conceptually. You are first overcome by the colors: glossy, shinning, and brilliant. The canvases are often monochromatic but play with complementary colors. Your second reaction is to try and decode the compressed and overlaid shapes of international symbols, famous logos, images of movie stars, pop icons and cartoon characters. These figures are distorted and reinvented in new colors and then combined in unusual and shocking ways, letting the viewer see beyond their original simple reading and creating new conceptual and philosophical concepts which reveal the mind of the author. Working with realistic as well as re-invented images, the paintings play with balance and dynamics, coupling and contrasting opposites such as the real versus the fantastic or our positive and negative associations of an image, which both confirm and contradict their relative natures. In redefining abstract versus iconic, or conceptual versus Pop, one would think these paintings might be very limited due to the simple duality created by juxtaposing their opposites, but this style ultimately creates images that are both easy to read and yet complex in their juxtaposition and seem always ready to vanish or to re-appear, as if by their own will and desire.
( Karl Nussbaum, 2008 )