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 Chia, Sandro (1946 - )
Italy

Pittore Scultore, 1983

Oil on canvas;
234 x 198.5 cm
Transvanguardia

UID 102-112



Biography

An Italian painter, designer and sculptor, Chia travelled all over Europe and India after finishing his studies at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence in 1969. In 1970, he moved to Rome and, a year later, began the kind of work that he would classify as "conceptual mythical art"'. At the end of the 70s, he focused above all on painting and rapidly established himself, together with Clemente, Cucchi and Paladino, as one of the major Italian artists within the figurative painting movement, Transavanguardia. The heroic masculine figure imbued with an enigmatic sense of mission is one of the themes that Chia explores not only in his drawings and engravings, but also in his bronze casts with, at times, a strong chromatic exuberance. In 1982, he took part in Documenta 7 in Kassel and, in 1984, he held his first one-man show, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. In 1993, he had a retrospective at the Nationalgalerie in Berlin. He has been involved in numerous one-man shows and collective exhibitions in America, Japan and Europe.



Exhibitions

Sandro Chia
Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), The Netherlands
01-04-1983 ~ 31-05-1983

Sandro Chia: Paintings 1976-1983
Kestner-Gessellschaft, Germany
01-12-1983 ~ 29-02-1984

Grande Escala - Colecção Berardo
Centro das Artes Casa das Mudas, Calheta, Madeira, Portugal
09-10-2004 ~ 18-03-2005

Colecção Berardo Collection 1917-1999
Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB), Portugal
27-01-2000 ~ 27-08-2000

The Berardo Collection
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
17-05-1997 ~ 31-08-1997


Bibliography

Christie's, Contemporary Art (Part II), 1993
Published by Christie's

Colecção Berardo Collection 1917-1999, 2000
Published by CCB - Centro Cultural de Belém
ISBN 972817652X

Grande Escala - The Berardo Collection, 2004
Published by Centro das Artes - Casa das Mudas
ISBN 972890200X

Sandro Chia, 1983
Published by Stedelijk Museum

Sandro Chia: Paintings 1976-1983, 1983
Published by Kestner-Gessellschaft

The Berardo Collection – Sintra Museum of Modern Art, 1996
Published by Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo
ISBN 9729739105







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