Dark Pop Surrealist Painter Marco Rea Boosted In The Contemporary Art World

An unique artist in the world: from the street art to fine art spray painting, he distorts commercial billboards in intriguing artworks

Venice (I-Newswire) February 7, 2013 - Artist Marco Rea signs with Vecchiato Art Galleries for his international promotion

Marco Rea was born in 1975 in Rome, where he works and lives. His artistic research considers two different points of view; Street art and pop Surrealism, keeping his works recognizable and original. He created and uses a technique, which is the spray painting on billboard. "Marco Rea's work rises from a glossy image, created in order to sell a product, full of messages of desire and fascination, which stir people to material fetishism for mass culture products. Marco removes the product from this image and atmosphere totally changes, the subject is bent to his will, the subject becomes other from himself. His favourite models are women in their intimacy, lost in their thoughts, dreams, mental explorations, caught in their mental spaces." (from the catalogue "Italian Pop Surrealism") His artistic inspirations are Bacon, Schiele, Witkin, Bellmer and contemporary Chinese artists, famous authors like Poe and Kafka and Oriental culture, characterized by a void and silence aesthetics. He exhibited his works abroad at Strychnin Gallery (together with Mark Ryden and Ray Caesar), Cell63 Art Gallery (Berlin), Fun House Gallery (Detroit), L'Art de Rien Gallery (Paris), Genuine Artikle Gallery (New York), Kaneko's Gallery (California), BLOOOM Art Fair (Cologne), in Italy he exhibites at MondoPOP (Rome), Mondo Bizzarro Gallery (Rome), Famiglia Margini Gallery (Milan), Fabrica Fluxus Gallery (Bari) and many others, and his work has been published in Juxtapoz Magazine (USA), Inside Art (Italy), Velvet (Italy), CG (Italy) and many others.

Marco Rea's Gallery page: http://www.vecchiatoarte.com/en/artist/1339_rea-marco

About Vecchiato Art Galleries

Vecchiato Art Galleries is a group of Galleries in constant development and research.
It cons   More..ists of two complementary parts, Vecchiato New and Vecchiato Historical. These galleries work together to organize and promote both Historical, International and emerging artists with many of whom it has exclusive contracts.
The gallery also distinguishes itself for its ability to perceive new world trends, being one of the first in Italy, for example, to organise an important exhibition with contemporary Chinese artists (Made in China, Padua, 2006).
The nucleus of the Vecchiato Art Galleries was established in 1986 by Dante Vecchiato at Padua and the inauguration was attended by the major exponents of 20th century Italian art such as Sironi, Campigli, Afro, Burri, Vedova and Fontana. The following year great results were achieved with personal exhibition on Spatialism by the founder and a collective exhibition in which carefully selected works of the greatest masters appeared. (read our full history, below the map)
Represented artists: Rabarama; Cesare Berlingeri; Pellin; Raffaele Rossi; Severino Del Bono.
Vecchiato Art Galleries S.r.l.
Director: Cinzia Vecchiato
Via A. da Padova, 2 - 35137 Padova (PD) - Italy
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Phone : +39 049 856 1359

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