Giuseppe Amadio biography

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Giuseppe Amadio is an Italian painter and artist born in Todi, in the province of Perugia where he still works and resides. He attended technical-artistic schools and free courses in design and advertising graphics, dealing with signage on an industrial scale. His activity as a painter alternates with that of a designer in the interior furnishing sector and for over twenty years he has continuously collaborated as a studio technician in the laboratory of Piero Dorazio, master of abstract art in Italy and Europe.
Initially Giuseppe Amadio's works are characterized by a material - gestural style and then evolve, in the last years of his artistic activity, towards the conceptual style with the creation of everted and monochrome works.
Giuseppe Amadio's pictorial technique is certainly influenced by Abstractionism, by the style of Lucio Fontana and by Spatialism from which the painter nevertheless deviates with his everted and monochrome canvases; overcoming the concept of two-dimensionality and giving importance to the themes of matter and space. In fact, Amadio's works do not present lacerations or gashes, but are characterized by soft lines that caress and mark the canvas delicately as if they were footprints. Their pace is a sign of a passage that cadences the rhythm of time that passes in such a way that space and time present themselves as expressions that can coexist in his large and monochrome canvases.
Finally, color constitutes the last step of the process creative and is applied using resins and rubber-based dyes, which are very elastic and suitable for conforming to canvases.
Throughout his entire period of activity, and up until the 1980s, Giuseppe Amadio held several exhibitions in Italy and abroad, exhibiting his works in galleries in Perugia, Rome, Milan, Bologna, Florence and other European capitals such as Berlin.
His last solo exhibition dates back to 2020 at the Galleria Miralli in Viterbo.