del Campo, Michele

DOS METROS - Exposición online

April 30th  - 
May 10th

  • The kiss
    oil on canvas | 80 x 120 cm.
  • The exchange
    óleo sobre tela | 100 x 120 cm.
  • The trial
    óleo sobre tela | 130 x 180 cm.
  • Close friends
    óleo sobre tela | 100 x 100 cm.
  • The decision
    óleo sobre tela | 120 x 160 cm.
  • The discussion
    dibujo sobre papel | 35 x 50 cm.
  • The reading
    óleo sobre tela | 150 x 200 cm.
  • The Angelic Beauty
    óleo sobre tela | 190 x 300 cm.

del Campo, Michele

DOS METROS - Exposición online

The exhibition

TWO METERS

Right now it is the recommended distance for all our interpersonal actions, it is the so-called social distance. We remember hugs, kisses and being able to touch each other. Everything will come back.
 
Meanwhile, we want to remember these paintings by the artist Michele del Campo (Sannicandro Garganico, Foggia, 1976), his characters do not maintain physical distance, but, perhaps by way of premonition, they maintain an emotional distance.
 
Under the name of "daydreamers" it represents a young idle and at the same time melancholic. The characters appear distant and immersed in an unrealized inner world, they are caught between fantasy and reality, they are engrossed, oblivious to their environment. Through this youthful dissatisfaction Michele del Campo is able to capture the essence of a whole generation.
 
His canvases talk about the complexity of the individual's feelings and the difficulty in relationships, but also about the desire to communicate. They are "close strangers" longing, deep down, to be able to interact.
He paints from life, but photography is also present in his creative process. His works are careful mixtures of various photographs and sketches where he combines models, objects and spaces in different times and places, universalizing the throbbing of the urban. He often paints in large formats, with the freshness and sensuality of a very personal brushstroke and light as one more protagonist in his compositions. It turns the viewer of his works into a Baudelerian witness to the action, whose readings he multiplies by imagining everything that falls outside the frame.
Biography

MICHELE DEL CAMPO

Born in 1976 in Sannicandro Garganico (Italy)
 
 
Education
2007     Fine Arts Degree, Universidad Complutense, Madrid
2001     Bachelor of Design (Honours) Degree in Illustration and Printmaking, University of Dundee, UK
 
Solo exhibitions
2020     Almas Nómadas, Ansorena, Madrid
2019     Untold Stories, CK Contemporary, San Francisco, USA
2018      Ansorena, Madrid
2017     Mentes errantes, Galería Enlace Arte Contemporáneo, Lima, Peru
            Way out and back, Palazzetto dell'Arte, Foggia, Italy
2015      The Fall, Westminster Reference Library, London
2013     Stranded and Adrift, Alpha Gallery, London
2012     Il Muto Rumore dell'Acqua, Imago Art Gallery, Lugano, Switzerland
2011     Viaje de no retorno, Galería Enlace Arte Contemporáneo, Lima, Peru
2010     Close Strangers, Mark Jason Gallery, London
2008     Urban Chic, Mark Jason Gallery, London
2007     Galería Jorge Alcolea, Madrid
2006     Gente di mare, Galería Fernando Alcolea, Barcelona
2005     Galería Jorge Alcolea, Madrid
            Galería Fernando Alcolea, Barcelona
2004     Galería Jorge Alcolea, Madrid
            Galería American Prints, Valencia
1998     Villa Zoya, Concorezzo, Milan
 
Selected group exhibitions
2015     Anthology, Aesthetica Art Prize, York
             Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
            Colectiva de Verano, Galería Ansorena, Madrid
2013     Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
2012     Royal Society of Marine Artist Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, Londres
            Ten Paths to the Future, Imago Art Gallery, London
            Once pintores realistas + 1, Galería Jorge Alcolea, Madrid
2011     Summer Exhibition, Rarity Gallery, Mykonos, Greece
            Premio BMW de Pintura, Winning paintings 1986-2010, Casa de Vacas del Parque del Retiro, Madrid
2010     Captured, Catmose Gallery, Oakham, Rutland
            Originals10, Mall Galleries, London
2009     Threadneedle Art Prize, Mall Galleries, London
2008     Urban Chic, FRINGEMK Project Spaces, Milton Keynes
2007     Ideas sobre diarios, Faculty of Fine Arts, Madrid
            Premios BMW de Pintura, obras ganadoras 1986-2006, Granada
2006     Gran Formato, Galería Jorge Alcolea, Madrid
2005     Spagna il colore della passione, Milan, San Donato Milanese and Trento
            72º Salón de Otoño, Madrid
            X Certamen Unipublic de Pintura Deportiva, Oviedo and Las Rozas (Madrid)
            XIII National Printmaking Prizes 2004, MGEC Museo del Grabado Español Contemporáneo, Marbella
2004     Gran Formato, Galería Jorge Alcolea, Madrid
            Extraordinaria de verano, Galería Jorge Alcolea, Madrid
            XVI Premio de Pintura Fundación Amigos de Madrid, Museum of the City, Madrid
2003     70º Salón de Otoño, Madrid
            Extraordinaria de verano, Galería Jorge Alcolea, Madrid
            Pequeño formato, Galería Gema Lazcano,  Madrid
            Small Sizes, Galería Jorge Alcolea, Madrid
            X Premio Nacional de Grabado, MGEC Museo Español de Grabado Contemporáneo and CAAS Centro
            Andaluz de Arte Seriado, Alcalá la Real, Spain
2002     Tentaciones, Estampa 2002, Madrid
            Premio Arte 2002, Museo della Permante, Milan
2001     New Designers, Business Design Centre, London
            Realtà Riflesse, Basilica di San Celso, Milan
1997     Menotrenta, Spazio Hayek,  Milan
 
Art fairs
2018    Context Art Miami, Ansorena
2017    Context Art Miami, Ansorena
2016     London Art Fair, Mark Jason Gallery
2015     AAF Hong Kong, Mark Jason Gallery
2014     AAF New York, Mark Jason Gallery
             Patchings Art Festival, Nottingham
             Art in Action, Oxford, UK
2013     Asia Contemporary Art Show Hong Kong, Galería Jorge Alcolea
             London Art Fair, Mark Jason Gallery
2012     ArtMadrid, Galería Jorge Alcolea
2010     London Art Fair, Mark Jason Gallery
            Art Chicago, Mark Jason Gallery
            AAF New York, Mark Jason Gallery
            ArtLondon, Mark Jason Gallery
2009     London Art Fair, Mark Jason Gallery
            AAF New York, Mark Jason Gallery
            Art in Action Oxford
            Buy Art Manchester, ArtLounge Gallery
            ArtLondon, Mark Jason Gallery
2008     London Art Fair, Mark Jason Gallery
            MIART Milan, Galería Jorge Alcolea
            ArtLondon, Mark Jason Gallery
            Art in Action Oxford
2007     MIART Milan, Galería Jorge Alcolea
            ArtLondon, Mark Jason Gallery
2006     AAF London, Mark Jason Gallery
            AAF New York, Mark Jason Gallery
            Estampa Madrid, Museo del Grabado de San Clemente
            ArtLondon, Mark Jason Gallery
2005     Scope New York, Galería Jorge Alcolea
            Estampa Madrid, Galería Jorge Alcolea
2002     Estampa Madrid
 
Awards
2016      "Oil Painters of America Award" in ARC International Salon Competition, US
             Finalist The Artist's Magazine Art Prize
2015      Grand Prize "All Media" Art Competition, The Artist's magazine, US
             Third Prize at "Pintar Rápido", London
             Chroma Prize, Patchings Open Art Competition, Calverton, UK
             Longlisted at Aesthetica Art Prize, Aesthetica magazine, York (UK)
            Finalist in the International 2014/15 Art Renewal Centre (ARC) Salon, Figurative Category
            Finalist The Artist's Magazine Art Prize
2014     Royal Talens Prize, Patchings Open Competition, Calverton, Nottinghamshire, UK
            Finalist at International 2013/14 Art Renewal Centre (ARC) Salon in Figurative and Still Life categories, US
            The Artist's Exhibition Prize, Patchings Open Competition, Calverton, Nottinghamshire, UK
            Third prize in the Art Event Evening, Annual Exhibition of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, 
            Mall Galleries, London
2013     Joint Second prize in the Art Event Evening, Annual Exhibition of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, 
            Mall Galleries, London
            Honourable Mention in the II Curso de Pintura Realista, course taught by Antonio López García and Andrés García Ibañez, Olula del Río
2012     Winner of Winsor and Newton Oil Prize, Royal Society of Marine Artists annual exhibition, Mall
            Galleries, London
            First prize Premios Luces to the Best Solo Exhibition of the Year in Peru, Lima
2009     Selected in the Threadneedle Art Prize, Mall Galleries, London
2008     Third Price Best of the Best, Art in Action, Oxford
2006     First Price XXI Premio BMW de Pintura
2005     First price X Certamen Unipublic de Pintura Deportiva, Madrid             
            First Printmaking Prize Espina y Capo, 72º Salón de Otoño, Madrid
2003     First prize XIV Premio de Pintura Rápida Fiestas del Pilar, Madrid
            Second prize Premio Nacional de pintura X aniversario Universidad de Huelva, Spain
            Third prize VIII Premio Unipublic de pintura deportiva, Madrid
2002     First prize, Certamen de Pintura XXV Aniversario de C. E. V. Valencia
            Selected in the Premio Arte 2002, Museo della Permante, Milan
 

Exhibitions of this artist in Ansorena

October 15th -
November 21st
2020
March 21st -
April 27th
2018
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