NICOLA VERLATO. From Verona with Rage

Gingko Press

NICOLA VERLATO. From Verona with Rage

di Nicola Verlato

Italian born painter Nicola Verlato ( believes deeply in the power of figurative painting. From Verona with Rage features works created over the past 5 years since moving his studio to the United States. Verlato daringly combines techniques and skills borrowed from the old masters with themes more pop culture than Raphael.

Regardless of the stew of pop-culture sign-posts found in his work, ranging from Disney to rock ‘n’ roll, to movie stars, comics and pornography, his central argument — that nothing evokes an emotional reaction more than the human form — is borne out by his highly dramatic tableaus. Verlato's engrossing paintings manifest ample technical skill, but more importantly, they draw us in and ask us to consider the meaning of it all.

An entire chapter of the book is devoted to Verlato's extremely involved modeling and sketching process. Nicola Verlato lives and works in Los Angeles.

Selected Group Exhibitions:

“Hi Fructose Group Show Invitational” Roq La Rue Gallery, Seattl e, WA
“The End of History... and the Return of History Painting” Museum of Mordern Art, Arnhem, NL, 2011
“Suggestivism” Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA, 2011
“Bryant Park Show” Bryant Park, NY, 2011
“Printworks 1997 – 2010” Merry Karnowksy Gallery, LA, 2010
“Uncovered” Eden Rock Gallery, St. Barths, 2010
“Tres Amigos” with Eric White and Tom Sanford Galleri S.E., Bergen, Norway , 2010
“Fantasilandia” Antonio Colombo Gallery, Milan , Italy , 2010
“Three Handed” with Eric White and Fulv io Di Piazza, Jonat han Levine Gallery, NY, 2010
“Signs of Apocalypse/rapture” Hyde Park Art center, Chicag o, 2009
“53rd International Art Exhibition Venice BiennalE” Biennale di Venezia, Venice, 2009
“Beach Blanket BingO”, Jonat han Levine Gallery NY, 2009
“Apocalypse Wow!” M.A.C.R.O., Rome, 2009
“The fender ProjecT” Museo della Musica, Bologna, 2009
“In the land of retinal delightS” Lag una Art Museum, Lag una, 2008
“The Chelsea project” public project, New York, NY, 2008
“Paradiso terrestre” Bonelli LAB, Canneto sull’oglio, 2008
“15 Quadriennale d’arte di Roma” Pala zzo delle esposizioni Roma, 2008
“Summer Group ShoW” Billy Shire fine art, Los Angeles, 2007
“IM 02 - L’immagine sottile” GC.AC, Monfalc one, 2007
“Il VelO” CeSAC, Caragl io, 2007
“Arcani Maggiori” Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea, Milan o Galleria In Arco, Torino, 2007
“On the edge of vision” Victoria Memorial Hall, Calc utta , India, 2007
“More is more” FSU Museum of Fine Arts, Talla hassee, Fl, 2007
“Arte Italiana, 1968-2007” Pala zzo Reale, Milan o, 2007
“LVIII Edizione del Premio Michetti- Nuovi realismi” Museo Michett i, Francav illa Al mare, 2007
“Nuovi pittori della realta’” Pac , Milan o, 2007
“Painting Codes. I codici della pittura” GC.AC, Monfalc one, 2006
“Waiting for the barbarians” Rare-Gallery, New York, 2005
“The Neo-Baroque Era” Byblos Art Gallery, Verona 2005
“The Seismologist” Sara Nightingale Gallery, Southampton, New York, 2005
“Altri Fantasmi” Ermanno Tedeschi Gallery, GAS Art Gallery, Galleria in Arco, Torino, 2005
“The other Europe. On art and political incorrectness” Galleri S.E, Bergen, Norway , 2005
“Not about sex” Luxe Gallery, New York, 2005
“Miracolo a Milano” Pala zzo della Rag ione, Milan o, 2005
“2nd Prague Biennal” Prag ue, 2005
“Clip’it” Fondazione Sandrett o Re Rebaudengo, Torino 2005
“100% acid free” White Columns, New York, 2004
“Questi Fantasmi” Galleria 1000eventi, Milan o, 2004
“Drawing is the beginning of everything” Dav ide di Magg io Galerie - Mudimadue, Berlin, 2004
“USA today” Galerie S.E., Bergen, Norway , 2004
“Italian landscape” Hof & Huyser Gallery, Amsterdam, 2004
“Simply drawn” Luxe Gallery, New York, 2004
“Stop & Store” Luxe Gallery, New York, 2004
“Tendenze Attuali dell’arte Italiana” V.A.F Foundat ion, Pala zzo delle Albere, Trento, 2003
“Painting the ultimate collection vol.1” Alberto Peola , Torino, 2003
“the Ag enore Fabbri Prize” Mat hildenhoe Kunstv erein Da rmsta dt, 2003
“LIV Premio Michetti” Fondazione Michett i, Francav illa al Mare, 2003
“1st Prague Biennal” Nat ional Gallery Veletrzni Palac Dukelskyc h Hrdinu 47, Prag ue, 2003
“Bianco e nero italiano” Dav ide di Magg io Galerie - Mudimadue, Berlin, 2003
“Tensio” Galleria Comunale d’Arte Contemporanea, Monfalc one, 2002
“Tirana Biennal” Nat ional gallery & Chinese pav illion,Tirana, Albania, 2001
“Sui Generis” PAC, Milan o, 2000
“Generetor” Trevi Fla sh Art Museum,Trevi, 2000
“Artists under forty” Pala zzo Sarcinelli, Conegliano, 1999
“New Italian portrait” Spa zio Consolo, Milan o, 1998
“Dopo Tiepolo” Fondazione Bevilac qua la Masa, Venezia, 1997
“Ultime generazioni” XII Quadriennale, Pala zzo delle Esposizioni, Roma, 1996
“Carnet” Fondazione Bevilac qua la Masa, Venezia, 1996
“Palazzo Carminati ’95” Fondazione Bevilac qua la Masa, Venezia, 1995
“Nicola Verlato, Mauro Borrelli, Ezio Grandiello” Pala zzo dei Convegli, Lonigo, 1980

> Nicola Verlato was born in Verona, Italy in 1965. He began to paint at the age of 7, and to sell his works at age 9. His artistic education has been quite unorthodox. He considers himself virtually self taught, although between the ages 9 to 14, he spent every summer at the studio of a monk-painter (Fra' Terenzio) in a monastery near his village in northern Italy and considers the monk's studio to be the place where he first learned classical drawing. Verlato also studied classical music at the conservatory in Verona and architecture at the University of Venice. During the seven year period in Venice, he worked on many different projects that involved drawing: stage design, temporary decorations, illustrations, comics, storyboards, etc. At age 28, he became interested in contemporary art, and began to show his work in numerous galleries in Italy and abroad. In 2004 Verlato moved to New York. Since 2011, he lives and works in Los Angeles.

Veste editoriale: Cartonato
Formato: 22,9x30,5
Pagine: 160
Immagini a colori: 120
Lingua: GB
Anno: 2013

ISBN: 9781584234906