CARLO MARIA MARIANI (b. 1931)
Carlo Maria Mariani is an internationally renowned Italian artist, known for his paintings rooted in both neoclassicist theory and modernism. Ranging from enigmatic, conceptual scenes that juxtapose different styles, to masterfully executed classical heads set against abstract backdrops, Mariani’s work constitutes a vital dialogue with contemporary art. Mariani is a conceptual painter and his work offers an alternative mode of thought, to be used by all who seek refuge from mass-media induced mediocrity and cynicism
Mariani has exhibited worldwide, in such institutions as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Mathildenhohe Darmstadt in Germany, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Hirshorn Museum in Washington D.C., the Museum of Palazzo Te Mantova in Italy, the Palais des Beaux Art in Charleroi, France, the Oostende Museum of Modern Art in Belgium, the Museum of Modern Art in Rome, and the Frye Museum in Seattle among many others.