ARTIST STATEMENT: Angelo Volpe was born in 1976 in Pozzuoli (Naples). He got the Diploma in Graphic Design at Umberto Boccioni Art Institute of Naples, and then got the Univeristy Degree in Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples.
After his studies he worked as an assistant with famous international artists such as: Sol LeWitt, David Tremlett and Thomas Hirschhorn.
In 2011 he participated in the 54th International Exhibition of the Venice Biennale.
A flaming and bright chromatism reveals Angelo Volpe's universe, it’s paintings -strictly oil on canvas- lead to a fantasy world, a disguised fake romanticism, where the western society dilemmas are revealed.
Anthropomorphic figures lead his paintings as main character, as metaphors of lost innocence and a vulnerability that mirrors the flurry of anxiety, chaos and violence which contemporary man is subject to.
The result of this works is a unique, prestigious and sensitive style.
In the canvas texture, the colors weaves everyday life, in which we do not find neither condemns nor salvation, but only unsolved questions that establish a democratic dialogue with the viewer, inviting him/her to reflect upon the various aspects of the globalized society.
What about tomorrow?, Galleria Candido Portinari, UERJ|Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro (BRAZIL). VIII International Shiryaevo Biennal of Contemporary art "Screen: between Europe and Asia", curated by Nelya Korzhova and Susanna Crispino, TLG 2.0 - Through the looking glass 2.0 Museum, Shiryaevo, (Russia).
Future Pass – From Asia to the World, curated by Victoria Lu, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, (TW).
Future Pass – From Asia to the World, curated by Victoria Lu, Renzo di Renzo and Felix Schöber, Wereldmuseum, Rotterdam (NL).
54th International Art Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia, Future Pass – From Asia to the World, curated by Victoria Lu, Renzo di Renzo and Felix Schöber, Palazzo Mangilli / Valmarana, Venezia (IT).
Brand:New ART, curated by Luca Beatrice, Museo della Permanente, Milano (IT).
Dadaumpop, curated by Igor Zanti, Italian Cultural Centre, New Delhi (IND).
Dadaumpop, curated by Igor Zanti, Rabindranath Tagore Centre, Kolkata (IND).
Dadaumpop, curated by Igor Zanti, BMB Gallery, Mumbai (IND).
Fendi for children, curated by Maria Savarese, Pan|Palazzo delle Arti di Napoli (IT).
Animamix Biennial-Visual Attract and attack, curated by Victoria Lu, MoCA the Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, (TW).