Giuseppe Ciracì (Brindisi, 1975). He attended the Art High School in Brindisi and graduated in Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Lecce. He started his professional career in Puglia and then moved, in 2003, to Milan where he developed research in the field of figurative painting, engaging in an original reinterpretation of the history of ancient and modern art. His recent pictorial investigation, launched starting in 2017, is an intimate reflection on light, nature and the relationship with man matured in the years of transfer from Milan to the South, in Puglia. In the most recent works the artist intended to translate into painting the technical and conceptual procedure of the drawings of the cycle called “Azzurro cielo” (2017-2018), gluing on canvas the pages of the art history book previously exposed to the elements and transformed into blue by atmospheric agents and continuing, therefore, with painting, part of the work.
His works have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in spaces such as: The Project Gallery, Athens; Museo Riso, Palermo; Open Dream, Treviso; Kyro Art Gallery, Pietrasanta (LU); MAP Museo Mediterraneo dell’Arte Presente, Brindisi; Università Del Salento, Lecce; Nuovo Consiglio Regionale della Puglia, Bari; Università agli Studi Aldo Moro, Bari; Scatolabianca, Milan; MArTA Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Taranto; Casa del Mantegna, Mantova; Spazio Thetis Arsenale Novissimo, Venice; Dream Factory, Milan; Centrale Montemartini, Rome; Gaya Art Space, Bali, Indonesia; Mya Lurgo Gallery, Lugano; 91 mQ Art Space, Berlin. He has been a finalist in several national awards including the Celeste Prize, the Mondadori Art Prize, the Venice Lagoon Art Prize and won the 2nd edition of the “Giuseppe Casciaro” Painting Prize. He collaborated with his paintings on the documentary film Sigmund Freud, The Great Thinker, directed by Ferruccio Valerio. In Italy he is represented by Kyro Art Gallery in Pietransanta – LU – (www.kyroartgallery.com). He lives and works in Brindisi.