Marco Raparelli

Marco Raparelli (Rome, 1975, lives and works in Rome) is one of the few artists in Italy who has dealt with comic book-based drawing, finding his own personal style. His drawings, paintings and animations are made with an apparently uncertain line that makes the subjects more real and concrete in a world where everyone can be anyone, even if just for a few seconds. His characters stand out with all their happiness “of being there” on the canvas or on a white background. The landscape such as the beach, the corner of a street, a restaurant, the living room is defined by a few strokes. Among these we can mention “Pina” or her boyfriend, who return in various works as examples of a philosophy that is very similar to that expressed by Bruno Munari in his “Pensare confonde le idee”, a significant title for all of Marco Raparelli’s work.

The world that emerges from his works is a world without a “background color”, sometimes more melancholy, sometimes more cynical, sometimes more dreamy; but this depends only on the viewer’s gaze, on his way of dwelling more or less on the idea of time that passes too quickly or of a new future that comes too slowly.

Among the many exhibitions in which he participated there are: 2013 “Cosa Succede” A line describing a surface, Museion, Bolzano, curated by Frida Carazzato, 2012“Re-Generation”, Macro, Rome , curated by Ilaria Gianni e Maria Licata, “Vorrei essere soltanto amato”, MAGA, Gallarate (MI), curated by Gabi Scardi – “When In Rome”, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, LaXart, Los Angeles – “TV/ART/TV”, Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona, curated by Valentina Valentini – “Mutiny seemed a probability”, Fondazione Giuliani, Rome curated by Adrienne Drake – “Flow”, Kunstraum Kreuzberg in Bethanien, Berlin, curated by Bjorn Hegardt – “Luoghi per eroi”, Via Nuova arte contemporanea, Florence curated by Lorenzo Bruni – “Screening”, Haunch of Venison Londra – “A,B,C,D,M,N,Z”, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa Venezia a cura di Chiara Agnello – “One of these things is not like the other things”, Galleria unosunove Rome curated by Raimundas Malasauskas – “Sarah’s Journey” Section of the 7th Bulgarian Biennal of Contemporary Art in Varna, Bulgaria curated by Lorenzo Bruni. His personal ones: “Welcome to the Rest of your Life”, Galleria Umberto di Marino, Naples (2013) “Everything will be wonderfoul someday”, Santa Reparata, Florence, curated by Lorenzo Bruni, Il Futuro non è più quello di una volta, Galleria Umberto di Marino, Naples (2009). His book As a drop of water on a k-way was published by fine arts unternehmen books. In 2009 he published his new book “The economy of the leisur class” for the Purple Press publishing house in Rome. His new book Permafrost, 2012, is published by Cura Books.