Artist

Lorenzato

 Amadeo Luciano Lorenzato
Untitled, 1995
Untitled , 1991
Untitled, 1977
Untitled, 1993
Untitled, 1974
 Untitled, 1980
Untitled, 1974
Untitled, 1999
Untitled, 1970
Slum, 1992
Slum, 1974
Untitled, 1974
Untitled, 1982
Untitled
Untitled, 1961
Untitled,1985

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Biography

Amadeo Luciano Lorenzato
1900 - 1995 Belo Horizonte | MG – Brasil
He is considered one of the most important personalities of the visual arts in the state of Minas Gerais. He was a scaffold builder, a poultry farmer, a painter of walls, and a plastic artist. In 1925, he went to the Royal Academy of Art at the Olympic Gallery, in Vicenza, Italy. He started to have exhibitions in the middle of the 1960s. He also participated in the Young Room, at Minas Tênis Clube in Belo Horizonte (1965); the Third Bratislava Triennial Exhibition in Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia) in 1973; the Petit Palais Exhibition in Paris (1975); the Instinct Art and Popular Creativity Event organised by the Brazilian Ministry for Education and Culture – MEC, in Rio de Janeiro (late 1970s); the 1st Visual Arts Event of the Clóvis Salgado Foundation, in Palace of Arts, in Belo Horizonte (1984) and the Popular Art Event of the Ministry for Education and Culture, Rio de Janeiro (1984).

CRITICAL COMMENTARY
Born in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais state, descended from Italians, Lorenzato spends his childhood in Brazil. After the First World War (1914-1918), his family decided to return to Italy. At the age of 20, he started to work as a wall painter in the construction industry. In 1925, he studied at the Reale Accademia delle Arti, at the Galleria Olimpica di Vicenza (current Accademia Olimpica Vicenza). His first pictures were drown on excursions taken on Sundays around the city.
In 1926, in Rome, he met the painter Cornelius Keissman. Around 1928, accompanied by Keissman, he made a long bicycle trip through several countries in Europe. He supports himself from the sales of small gouaches and watercolors and cards printed with the photo of the two artists next to their bicycles. IIt was n Brussels and Paris, where they stayed the longest. In Paris, Lorenzato befriends the Italian painter Gino Severini (1883 - 1966) and takes advantage of his knowledge of the work of the Impressionists, for whom he reveals deep admiration. He also claims to have great fascination for the works of the Italian Renaissance masters.
In 1949, after the end of World War II (1939-1945), he returned to Brazil and settled with his family in Belo Horizonte. He suffered an accident in 1956, due to which he retires. He began to devote himself entirely to painting. For the scholar Cláudia Giannetti Nölle, in his paintings the artist focuses on the essential lines and colors, a frequent procedure in painters close to primitivism. He begins to use a metal comb commonly used in wall paint ornamentation, with which he fuses the layers of paint on the canvas. The result is the presentation of tortuous lines and slight recesses scattered throughout the frame.
Lorenzato removes his subjects from everyday reality in the landscapes as well as in still lives and portraits. He frequently uses new materials such as wire mesh, wood and cardboard, as well as plates, boxes and lamps that support his painting. He also realizes sculptures, working with clay and with cement in larger pieces. In sculpture he tends to reduce to basic forms and essential lines, although it gives the figures great intensity and force of expression. For Nölle, his work is above all a spontaneous creation, in which the elements merge naturally.
Source: Itaú Cultural

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS AND CONFERENCES
2019 Lorenzato, Mendes Wood DM, New York | NY – The U.S.A
2019 Amadeo Luciano Lorenzato, David Zwirner Gallery, London – UK
2018 Mínimo, múltiplo, comum, Estação Pinacoteca, São Paulo | SP – Brazil
2017-2018 Lorenzato: Simple Singular, Minas Tênis Clube, Belo Horizonte | MG - Brazil
2016 A Certain Look – Coleção Celma Albuquerque, Galeria Estação, São Paulo | SP - Brazil
2014 Lorenzato, the grandeur of modesty, Galeria Estação, São Paulo | SP – Brazil
2014 Lorenzato: And you can not even imagine that I am epaminondas, Galeria Bergamin & Gomide, São Paulo | SP – Brazil
2008 Solo Exhibition, Manoel Macedo Galeria de Arte, Belo Horizonte | MG - Brazil
2007 Solo Exhibition, Manoel Macedo Galeria de Arte, Belo Horizonte | MG - Brazil
2001 100 anos de Lorenzato, Galeria da Escola Guignard, Belo Horizonte | MG - Brazil
2000 100 anos de Amadeo Lorenzato, Casa dos Contos, Belo Horizonte | MG - Brazil
1996 Artistas Populares de Belo Horizonte, Centro Cultural da UFMG, Belo Horizonte | MG - Brazil
1995 Solo Exhibition, Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte | MG - Brazil
1994 Solo Exhibition, Galeria da Caixa, Belo Horizonte | MG - Brazil
1988 Solo Exhibition, Manoel Macedo Galeria de Arte, Belo Horizonte | MG - Brazil
1986 Solo Exhibition, Espaço Asal, Belo Horizonte | MG - Brazil
1984 Solo Exhibition, Casa dos Contos, Belo Horizonte | MG – Brazil
1982 Mostra Nacional de Pintura Populas, Bauru | SP – Brazil
1981 Solo Exhibition, Galeria Brasiliana, São Paulo | SP – Brazil
1981 Exposição de Arte e Artesanato, Belo Horizonte | MG – Brazil
1980 Gente da Terra, Paço das Artes, São Paulo | SP – Brazil
1980 Primitivos Mineiros, Mandala Galeria de Arte, Belo Horizonte | MG - Brazil
1977 Solo Exhibition, Galeria Memória Cooperativa de Arte, Belo Horizonte | MG – Brazil
1976 Salão do Pequeno Quadro, Galeria da Escola Guignard, Belo Horizonte | MG – Brazil
1976 Solo Exhibition, Galeria Memória Cooperativa de Arte, Belo Horizonte | MG - Brazil
1973 Solo Exhibition, Galeria Arte e Livro, Belo Horizonte | MG - Brazil
1973 Solo Exhibition, Petit Palais, Paris – France
1973 Terceira Trienal de Bratisláva, Bratisláva – Checoslováquia
1971 Solo Exhibition, Galeria Chez Bastião, Belo Horizonte | MG - Brazil
1970 Semana do Folclore, Galeria Minart, Belo Horizonte | MG – Brazil
1970 Cinco primitivos, Galeria Guignard, Belo Horizonte | MG - Brazil
1967 Solo Exhibition, Minas Tênis Clube, Belo Horizonte | MG - Brazil
1965 Salão Jovem, Minas Tênis Clube, Belo Horizonte | MG - Brazil
1964 Solo Exhibition, Minas Tênis Clube, Belo Horizonte | MG – Brazil

COLLECTIONS PUBLIC / INSTITUTIONAL
Fundação Clóvis Salgado, Belo Horizonte | MG – Brazil
Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte | MG – Brazil
Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Viçosa | MG – Brazil




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