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Bartolomeo Gatto artista

"I'm a loner:

I use pure colors and have a particular bond with rocks".

Bartolomeo Gatto

25.08.1938 - 19.07.2021

Bartolomeo Gatto, born in Moio della Civitella on August 25th 1938, is an italian artist, painter and sculptor.

His first artworks were inspired by his homeland, the Cilento. The colours are vibrant, the earth is barren and dry, shapes are simple and straight just local people are.

In the 70’s “Bambini” “Children” pictorial cycle started. It is characterized by brilliant and firm colours of children and planets, in which metaphysical and dreamlike skies stand out.

Since 80’s Gatto enlived his canvas: Pietre Amanti (Loving stones) have a vibrant skin, warm and sensible. There are feelings on his paintings and his rocks are able to create big visual poems.

The transition from canvas to matter is natural.

The sculpures, initially inspired by the Pietre Amanti (Loving stones), were made out of bronze, wood and stone. 

Many big stone sculptures are installed in public spaces. In 2009 he produced the bronze sculpture “Communication”: the winner prize of Amalfi Media Award (now Biagio Agnes Award).

Bartolomeo Gatto had planned and implemented more than 200 solo exhibitions in private and public spaces, among others National Archeological Museum in Paestum, Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara, Villa Visconti Borromeo Arese Litta in Lainate (Milano), Palazzo Barberini in Roma, Arechi’s Castle in Salerno, Italian Cultural institutes in New York, San Francisco and Stuttgard.

Art critics, such as Pierre Restany and Everardo Dalla Noce, approached him to Jackson Pollock, Kandinsky, Soutine.

Bartolomeo Gatto died on 19 July 2021 in Salerno.

Barbara Palombelli winner of the "Communication" sculpture for the 2016 Biagio Agnes award in the Costume and Society category.

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