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His artistic career began in Milan, where he has lived and worked since 1987. He gave his first personal exhibitions in Turin, Milan and Boston (USA). He has also taken part in numerous collective exhibitions held at museums and public institutes: in 1994 "Icastica" [Representative art] at the municipal modern art gallery, Bologna; in 1996 "Collezionismo a Torino" [Collecting in Turin] at Castello di Rivoli museum of contemporary art; in 2000 "Sui Generis" at PAC Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Milan; in 2003 "Italian Factory - La Nuova Scena Artistica Italiana" [the new Italian art scene], one of the fringe events at the 50th Venice Biennale, at the European Parliament buildings in Strasbourg, and at the Palazzo della Promotrice delle Belle Arti in Turin. In 2004 Cassarà was invited to participate in the event "Subway 3004" at Superstudio Più in Milan, in collaboration with the City of Milan, and in 2007 he took part in the collective exhibitions "Street Art, Sweet Art" at PAC in Milan and "Arte e Omosessualità" [art and homosexuality] at Palazzo della Ragione in Milan and Palazzina Reale in Florence. Also in 2007 he took part in the exhibition "La Nuova Figurazione italiana - To be continued..." [the new Italian figuration] at Fabbrica Borroni, Bollate (Milan) and the retrospective in homage to gallery owner Guido Carbone "Questo mondo è fantastico" [this world is fantastic], at Palazzo Bricherasio, Turin. In 2008 he was invited to the exhibition "Rumors" at Ex Arsenale Borgo Dora in Turin, which ran concurrently with the Artissima fair, and he also took part in the "Artisti per Arianna" [artists for Arianna] auction with Christie's.
Giacomo de Pass has been the subject of several retrospective exhibitions around the world, and has been shown in numerous international venues and fairs including the Lincoln Cultural Center in New York, the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, the National Museums of Malta, the Palais Bourbon in Paris (National Assembly), FIAC Paris, the European Parliament in Strasbourg, the Museo de la Casa si Dante in Florence, the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, the Louis ll Stadium in Monaco and the World Bank in Washington. He now lives and works in Peymenade in the Alpes Maritimes.
Yann Letestu lets wander freely the individual fantasies and travelling aspirations of each and every one. The vague outlines of his horizons reflect the incalculable incertitude found in the quest for our destination, as elements disappear in the mist.
That is precisely where the intrigue of his marvelous pictorial language resides: in the contradiction lying between departure and residency, between discovery and recurrence. Certainly it is not by chance that his workshop is to be found in the old harbor of Marseilles, as if he was always ready to leave for faraway horizons.
His works carry a multitude of American and European influences, and seem like the participants of a magical and mysterious ritual, an invocation of shape and color throughsteel and flame. It is at night, like in a voodoo or a sabbath, that John Martini gives birth to its creatures.
Several exhibitions followed in Paris, including Salon d'Automne, Salon de Mai and Figuration Critique at the Grand Palais, of which he became a member. Since then, the artist has taken part in numerous solo and group exhibitions on several continents. In 2001, Nicola's first exhibition in New York City marked the start of a collaboration with a renowned international gallery, which exhibited his work in Singapore, Hong Kong, London, Geneva, Miami... He is represented in several private collections around the world and was selected in 2014 for his work "pneumatic paintings" at the official inauguration of the Michelin Foundation "l'Homme en Mouvement".
The artist works uncompromisingly on balance, rhythm, body movement and the intimate dialogue between his works. He excels at blurring codes. His sources of inspiration include Rothko, Michelangelo, Hiquily, Bugatti, Marcel Duchamp and Miles Davis. A discreet artist imbued with humanity, Nicola lives and works in the Pays de Fayence, a region he holds dear. Nicola Rosini Di Santi remains, more than ever, an artist attuned to the heartbeat of the world.