David De Biasio


David De Biasio exhibited at Galleria Gagliardi from 2009 to 2011.

David de Biasio was born in Jesolo in 1973. In 1998 he graduated from the academy of Fine Arts in Rome. Fascinated by the study of the great masters' techniques, he realizes various copies and many Trompe l'Oeil in private houses, clubs and hotels between Treviso and Rome. In 2003 he moved to new York where he begun to work as assistant for Mark Kostaby and developed his art skills as well. In 2007 he attended the famous New York school "Art Student League"

avid de Biasio was born in Jesolo (Venice) on August 8 1973.

De Biasio’s visual education took place in Italy, in close contact with Beauty and with our great artistic and architectural tradition. And this is evident, also and above all, in his aesthetic and expressive choices, in the adoption, at least up to now, of the “Still Life” as his preferred genre, as well as in the proud, but never ostentatious or extremist, sense of belonging to that noble progeny of painters deeply rooted in the artisanal dimension of their “doing art”, in the inalienable and voluptuous “sensuality of contact with the canvas” (De Biasio’s words) through brushes, colours, and oil.

In this sense, De Biasio is a painter firmly anchored in the Italian tradition, also, but not only, because of how he looks at and represents his reality. Attention to tradition, then, but also to its renewal: that “tradition of the new,” indeed, which has characterised our art from Giotto to our days.

De Biasio himself took his first steps in the world of painting pursuing a classic, far from extreme, realism. His visual revolution took place in the United States, where he lived from 2003 to 2008, enriching his visual perception capacity thanks to his contact with the variegated and lively New York arts scene and, above all, through his direct interaction with the original Photorealism. This experience led the Italian painter not so much to an ideological embrace of hyperrealistic concepts, but rather to technical learning, to strictly in-depth pictorial explorations aimed at achieving an extreme realism steeped in the Italian sense of Beauty.

In De Biasio’s latest pictorial research, the “No logo” cycle, which started with a solo exhibition at Galleria Gagliardi San Gimignano in 2011, the potential “Pop” tendency given by the use of immediately recognisable bottles is transformed into a sort of extreme reversed neo-Morandi-style, that here is implacable, inexorable, and so totally arrogant in its perfection and in the stupefying play of light, shadows, and reflections, that it defies any attempt at a reading in any way hyperrealist. The other intent is clearly pursued through the systematic and complete elimination of all logos and trademarks, hence “No logo,” the latter ones being the essential, primigenial, and inescapable elements of Pop nature.

Exhibitions – Esibizioni

#NoPixel, Arte al limite. I Maestri dell’Iperrealismo Italiano. Pinacoteca Bellini, Sarnico, Italy.

Object Permanence. CK Contemporary, San Francisco, USA.
Natura Viva. Federico Rui Arte Contemporanea, Milano, Italy.
Art Market San Francisco. CK Contemporary, San Francisco, CA, USA.
Seattle Art Fair. CK Contemporary, Seattle, WA, USA.

Paintings. Percorsi nella pittura contemporanea da una collezione privata. Musei Civici di Bassano del Grappa,Vicenza,Italy. 2016
Elements: An exploration of the natural world, CK Contemporary, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Artepadova, Padova, Italia.
“Objects of Beauty”, CK Contemporay, San Francisco, USA.

“Hyper”, Galleria Restarte, Bologna, Italia.
Winter exhibition, Plusone Gallery, Londra, UK.

Arcadia Gallery at the Four Season Hotel, New York.
Un secolo e 7 – MNAF – Museo Nazionale Alinari della Fotografia, Firenze, Italy.
Premio Fabbri IV edition – Painting Prize Winner , Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna, Italy.

Celebrating  10 Years of Hyperrealism Today, Plusone Gallery, London, UK.
“No Logo”, Galleria Gagliardi, San Gimignano, Italy.
Biennale di Venezia, padiglione regionale del Veneto, Villa Contarini, Piazzola sul Brenta, Italy.

Winter exhibition, Plusone Gallery, London, UK.
ArtePordenone, Piccola Galleria Arte Contemporanea, Asolo, Italy.
“Altre Contemplazioni”, Galleria Libra, Catania, Italy.
Coda Gallery, Palm Desert, California.

“Dentro”, Galleria Gagliardi, San Gimignano, Italy.
“Contemplazioni”, Castel Sismondo e Palazzo del Podesta’, Rimini, Italy.
PlusOne Gallery, London, UK.
Coda Gallery California.
2of2 Gallery Toronto, Canada.
Art Student Showcase, New York.

ArtLondon, UK.
PlusOne Gallery, London, UK.
Galerie Sainte Claire, France .
Coda Gallery, New York.
Coda Gallery – Palm desert, California.
Art Student Showcase, New York.
Galerie de l’Alpage – Megeve, France.
2of2 Gallery, Toronto, Canada.

Coda Gallery – Palm Desert, California.
Art Student Showcase – New York.
Niagara Street Gallery – Toronto, Canada.
Galerie Sainte Claire- France.

Coda Gallery – New York.
Art Student Showcase – New York.
Niagara Street Gallery – Toronto, Canada.

Art Student Showcase – New York.
Puccio Gallery – New York, USA.

Art Student Showcase – New York.
Puccio Gallery – New York.

Art Student Showcase – New York.

Pubblications – Pubblicazioni  

Object Permanence. CK Contemporary. CA, USA.  
Guia de arte Leonardo 2018. Autor/Editor: Galeria Artelibre, 2018, Spain.
“Paintings”, percorsi nella pittura contemporanea da una collezione privata. A cura di Chiara Casarin, Zel Edizioni, 2017, Italia.
“Elements, an exploration of the natural World, CK Contemporary, San Francisco, CA, USA, 2016. https://issuu.com/ckcontemporary/docs/ckc_elements-2016_cat_issuu 
Objects of beauty, CK Contemporary, San Francisco, CA, USA, 2014. https://issuu.com/ckcontemporary/docs/ckc_still-life_vert_issuu-150ppi 
“Hyper” a cura di Alberto Agazzani, NFC edizioni, Bologna, 2013.
“Un secolo e 7” Premio Fabbri IV edition, A cura di Alberto Agazzani, Skira Editore, 2012, Italy.
“Lo stato dell’Arte, regioni d’Italia” – a cura di Vittorio Sgarbi, Skira Editore, 2011, Italy.
“Arte y Libertad VI”, Editorial comuniter, S.L, Autor:  José Enrique Gonzalez, 2011, Spain
"NO LOGO" “Cose mentali”, a cura di Alberto Agazzani, Galleria gagliardi San Gimignano-Gagliardi Edizioni, 2011, Italy.
“Art&Dossier”, L’inganno del visibile, Alberto Agazzani, 2010, Giunti editore, Italy.
“Dentro”. A cura di Alberto Agazzani, organizzazione Stefano Gagliardi, Carlo Cambi editore, 2009, Italy.
“Artelibre – arte y libertad IV”- Editorial comuniter, S.L, Autor:  José Enrique Gonzalez, 2009, Spain.
“Contemplazioni.Bellezza e tradizione del nuovo nella pittura italiana contemporanea”, A cura di Alberto  Agazzani, Christian Maretti editore, 2009, Italy.
“Coda Gallery twentieth anniversary”, 2008, Text by Karen Oppeheim. California, USA.
“Artelibre – El Arte y la Palabra”, Editorial Comuniter, S.L.
Autores: Jose’ Enrique Gonzales y Teresa Rubira. 2006 – Spain.
Premio Celeste, 2005, II Edizione – Italy.



San Gimignano
From 26/03/2011 to 25/04/2011
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San Gimginano
From 12/09/09 to 04/10/09
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David De Biasio
Edizioni Gagliardi - 2011
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