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Name: gmzago

Country: Italy

Birth Date: 0000-00-00


gmzago  Italy

Biography:

Zago and the Neo-Informal-Materico critic by Rosa Spinillo 
Gianantonio Marino Zago doesnt want to be labelled nor pigeonholed; he is a multifaceted artist and versatile, deeply affected by the art of the  
second half of the XX century to which he belongs to by birth but not for training or education.  
He learnt on the road, gathering with other maudits artists like himself. Among the many there was Mario Schifano. Zago has absorbed  
Schifanos and Rauschenbeurgs styles well and hes been deeply influenced by them, even if unconsciously.  
Its impossible not to think of Warhol or Manzoni; a shade of our dear old 1900s is in the imagination of this artist who didnt study History of Art  
but he quotes it through his sensations and emotions. Hes completely subjugated to a passion for strong colours, a full red or a vivid blue which  
he makes, sliding on the canvas like the Jackson Pollock “dripping”. And then, we shouldnt forget about Burri with his bags and his combu-  
Periodo pittorico 4  
Polimaterici - da 2006 a 2008  
 
stions, nor Fontana with his neat lines; Zago is all this, and even more. 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. What  
makes an artist a real artist is irony, not taking oneself too seriously, the challenge, an open mind and high intellingence make the rest. And  
then the magic is done: a master piece is born as from a manufacturer demiurge God, a sort of protective numen living in every artist.  
Art is the expression of ones real inner self, its the language reflecting the spirit of the artists time, its to communicate a message and to abandon  
provincialism. This is the only way to create the greatest Art, otherwise it is only an amateur work.  
Zago has dedicated his life to Art; in his loneliness he has infinite ideas, fascinations, sensations. His beginnings are figurative; in the Nineties  
he exhibits in New York a collection of twenty landscapes picturing Verona, his beloved city. At the end of the Nineties he abandons  
Figurativism for Neo Divisionism melting into Abstraction. His “mosaic” works are the most famous of this period. But today, his attention is  
directed to Informal Art, with very powerful material, dripping colour which dominates the surface, cohexisting with still objects worn out by  
time, assemblage and ready-made post-duchampian; it s almost a rendition of the Dada fairy tale omnipresent in our history. Art as provocation  
Provoking has become a dominating element in any kind of language, very welcome if it serves the purpose of stirring consciences, but  
useless if it doesnt communicate anything. And the “Monnezza”, as Zago calls it, doesnt lay only on the corners of the streets but also in our  
conscience minds, passively observing our fates with no will for intervening and change them. Zago is not only an artist, he is a dreamer who  
believes in a better world, a special person with no hypocrisy, loyal and real as a very few are. Not to forget the Zago photographer, digital artist;  
unquestionably remarkable. But to be honest, I prefer the latest Zago, the neo-Informal artist he is, with his creations of “Mondezza”; there  
he reaches the full potential of his creativity. I would suggest to him to keep on following this path researching new materials because Art is  
continuous research, research, research.  
You are a researcher born and bred; I am sure you understood me, with my best wishes!
gmzago Pop art

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How did you start in Art?

Quando da piccolo i miei genitori mi diedero una matita ed un foglio di carta.Tutto inizia da li.

Who is/was your master?

Sono stato influenzato da molti artisti del passato e del presente e con stili completamente diversi tra loro.Pero' il primo artista che mi ha inconsapevolmente iniziziato alla pittura e' stato il grande Orfeo Tamburi,che ebbi modo di conoscere ad una sua personale a Verona,quando ero uno studente delle medie.

Do you think that training is Important or prefer self-taught?

It is possible to live from Art?

Se non si e' famosi e si ha famiglia direi decisamente di no,ammenoche' non si voglia vivere di stenti

Transpiration or inspiration?

Your 3 Favorite Artists Living and Dead

Patt Moffat(Canada)Mimmo Ceccarelli(italy)Fortunato De Pero(ITaly)

Work of art that you would like to be the Author and Why

Is there a Price for Art?

Everything can be art or are there limits?

tudo pode

Digital Art. Yes or no?

yes

Digital art
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2 Pictures

Polimaterika - arte povera
gmzago  
2 Pictures

Photo elaborate
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10 Pictures

 
 
 

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