The beauty of the story that will never end: Pinocchio by Marco Civai

The exhibition "The beauty of the story that will never end: Pinocchio by Marco Civai" under the patronage of the Cultural Association Pinocchio by Carlo Lorenzini is held in the locations of Lucia Mauro from July 7 to September 7, 2013.
At the same time:
Florence - "Lungarno SpA" in Lungarno Vespucci, 28
Prato - "A Place in the Sun" in Via Firenze, 42 

< Marco Civai, a collector of Pinocchio he calls "his most sincere friend", presents, at the same time in Florence and Prato, some of his paintings and the "fashion art" with an exclusive series of bags and bracelets for women who have found particularly successful event "Pinocchio Forever" organized by the Cultural Pinocchio by Carlo Lorenzini on the occasion of the International Exhibition of Crafts in April in Florence. The Tuscan artist from an early age he devoted himself to painting. Autodidact will succeed with time to fully convey his emotions in his works, thanks to its sensitivity, patience and experience. Receive for its business awards by participating in numerous events, exhibitions and national and international competitions.
His main source of inspiration is just the most famous puppet in the world who paints, along with other toys, with strong colors and chaotic contours that characterize his artistic language and his deep emotion. The expressive vitality of his paintings, populated by figures curious own childhood, it brings us into a world always joyful and full of extraordinary surprises where objects mixed and immersed in bright colors give life to his poetic creativity. There are two periods that characterize the activity of the artist.
The HISTORICAL PERIOD (1970 - 1990) known as "THE AGE OF TOYS."

In the works of the historical period the anxieties and dreams blend between the world of childhood and the problems related to daily life such as in a theater scene where the artist-director with determination and sweetness puts forth a swarm of hundreds of objects "faithful friends" (Pinocchio, the Ettore horse, fish ball, the other toys) and colorful games. It is the first figurative phase, research and training based on the design and color.
The EVOLUTION PERIOD (after 2000) "THE RETURN THE ESSENTIALS".
The artist explains this stage: "Having become great, I'll finally child" and "free of all bond of culture and of all the waste accumulated over time to go back to basics with a graffitist rational. To the old playmates we add new friends, created by my imagination: Stiv, Ted, Elon, and Bip, accompanied by chemical and mathematical formulas, letters and numbers. "The painter expresses, using a mixed technique (oil, acrylic, oil pencils, oil pastels, permanent markers, graphite), in a childlike way, his feelings so much that seems to take the place of Pinocchio by now, an icon of the past, is placed on the margins of the work as it was the guardian angel.
The transition between the two periods occurs naturally and his works full of emblematic images of the society always succeed in transmitting the joy and vitality of a child.>

Monica Baldi
President Cultural Association Pinocchio by Carlo Lorenzini

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