the artist: Maurizio Zanotto

Maurizio Zanotto was in born in Vicenza in 1958. Even as a child, a strong predisposition for drawing was noticed. Even though Maurizio went through a technical high school, graduating in Accounting, he continues cultivating his passion with perseverance. He develops his pictorial technique further under the guide of Luciano Pelizzari from 1984 al 1989; Pelizzari, an artist that has been living in Germany for a while, was strongly appreciated by Pietro Annigoni (see: Luciano Pelizzari "VIAGGIO A VENEZIA" Stamperia Valdanega, Verona 1981). In these years Zanotto perfects his drawing skills and learns the tempera grassa technique, dedicating himself exclusively to portraits.

Only in a second moment will he become attracted to still life, finding a lot of colour and a research in drawing that he hadn't found elsewhere. By perfecting himself in the compositions, Zanotto finds himself getting more and more involved, even emotionally, by the colours and the lights projected on the subjects of his paitings.
In 1986 he is invited to hold his first solo exhibits in Bassano del Grappa and in 1998 his painting are exhibited at Arte Fiera (Art Expo) in Padova through S.Stefano Gallery of Venice. He lives and works in Pove del Grappa (VI).

Recent Expos:

August 2011, Jesolo- "da Guido" restaurant with a presentation of the Polin gallery

September 2011, Treviso-Cą dei Carraresi with the presentation of Art in the City

January 2012, Cremona- Arteimmagini Gallery

August 2012, New York- Agora Gallery

October 2012, Torino Daimon Art

November 2012, Padova- Fiera ARTE PADOVA (finalist chosen by the critics)

November 2013, Padova- Fiera ARTE PADOVA (Vecchiato Art Galleries)

May 2014, Padova- Vecchiato Art Galleries

August 2014, San Martino di Castrozza- Galleria Orler

August 2015, Punta Ala- Galleria Orler

December 2015, Marcon (Venezia)- Galleria Orler

Awards:

November 2015, 1° Premio Internazionale della cultura (Critics: Vittorio Sgarbi, David Guido Pietroni, Sandro Serradifalco).

December 2015 'Protagonista ad Holliwood' Prize (Critics: Vittorio Sgarbi, David Guido Pietroni, Sandro Serradifalco)

Publications:

January 2016, Effetto Arte

March 2016 'Maestri' Contemporary art selections by Vittorio Sgarbi.

Represented by Agora Gallery in New York City - Agora Gallery: www.Agora-Gallery.com
Maurizio Zanotto @ ARTmine

Permanent exhibition at Galleria Orler of Mestre and S. Martino di Castrozza

Maurizio Zanotto