Agostino Rocco

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Agostino Rocco was born in Padova in 1971 where he still lives and works today. He started to study Art History at Padova University at a very young age, paying particular attention to the great Tuscan masters of the XV century, such as Piero della Francesca and contemporary Flemish masters of the same age. 

He was then attracted to the french painters of the sixteenth century, such as Poussin and La Tour, as well as to the dutch Rembrandt and Vermeer. At the same time he, by himself, learned, the techniques of paintings, by observing and studying as well as copying from the real, defining early on his own poetics, expressing it in figurative painting. His praxis and stylistic features implement traditions originating from antique painting manuals and essays. In fact his paintings, and lately photographs are exercises of dialectic: a dialogue with beauty and the human that springs from the artistic tradition of every time and place. His work draws lifeblood not only from the visual arts but also from opera, literature, the mystic and esotericism all the way to ethology, botanics and all the rich world of symbols linked to theses. Agostino Rocco’s works are present in numerous prestigious private and public collections, among which the Park and Historical Museum of Saint-Cloud in Paris. The artist also participated in numerous national and international initiatives, for example the Biennal of Photography of Jinan, Cina, and Art Basel Miami.

2014

IT ' S TIME TO MOVE - Galleria d'Arte Barbara Paci, Pietrasanta - Lucca

Verona Art Fair, Barbara Paci Galleria d'Arte, Verona

2012

Finalisti Premio Fabbri, Accademia delle Belle Arti di Bologna, Italia

2011

Il Labirinto del Mondo - Barbara Paci Galleria d'Arte, Pietrasanta

2008

La galleria immaginaria dei ritratti del Castello di Saint-Cloud di Parigi, Saint Cloud Museum, Francia

2005

Dipinti, Villa Orlando, Torre del Lago

2006

L'immobile armonia - meditazioni contemporanee sull'arte olandese e fiamminga, Istituto Italiano di Cultura Amsterdam, Amsterdam

2005

Agostino Rocco Dipinti - Show Room Poltrona Frau Atlantica, Miami (USA)

Palazzo Loredan dell'Ambasciatore, Venezia

2004

Agostino Rocco, Dipinti - Barbara Paci Galleria d'Arte, Pietrasanta, Lucca

2003

Lavori 2001-2003 - Istituto di Cultura, Casa "G. Cini", Ferrara

2010

Verona Art Fair, Barbara Paci Galleria d'Arte, Verona

PPA Photo Asia 2010, International Photography Biennial, Jinan, Cina

2009

Palm Beach3 Contemporary Art Fair, Barbara Paci Galleria d'Arte, Palm Beach, Florida, USA

Fine Antique & Contemporary Design, Cortina D'Ampezzo

Verona Art Fair, Barbara Paci Galleria d'Arte, Verona

Etra Fine Art Gallery, Miami, Florida, USA

2008

Tuscan Sun Festival 2008 - Barbara Paci Galleria d'Arte, Cortona, Arezzo

Verona Art Fair - Barbara Paci Galleria d'Arte, Verona

2007

Miami Art Fair - Westwood Gallery NY, Miami, USA

PalmBeach 3 Contemporary Art Fair - Barbara Paci Galleria d'Arte, Palm Beach, Florida, USA

Puella Aeterna, Barbara Paci Galleria d'Arte, Pietrasanta, Lucca

Verona Art Fair - Barbara Paci Galleria d'Arte, Verona

Art Basel-Miami - Westwood Gallery NY, Miami, USA

2006

Collettiva d'artisti Italiani - Rotary Club, Moucron, Belgio

2005

Verona Art Fair, Barbara Paci Galleria d'Arte, Verona

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