ZED1

Works

ZED1 was born in Florence on 25/04/1977 and studied graphic design at the Lucrezia Tornabuoni school in Florence.  

Important recent Events and Exhibitions: - Capoverde 2016 realization of 5 wall works in 5 islands of the archipelago for a project 7soi 7lue for cultural promotion - Tokyo 2015 Wall decoration and personal exhibition at Amp Gallery - Osaka 2015 exhibition at the Italian Culture Office - Grosseto 2015 winner of the Mario Monicelli prize 2015 - New York 2013-2014 wall decoration and collective exhibition - Miami 2014 wall decoration and exhibition at Mia Miami Art Festival  

Foreign countries where wall works have been realized: -  Capoverde 2016 realization of 5 wall works in 5 Islands of the archipelago for project 7soi 7lue for cultural promotion - Tokyo 2015 Wall decoration and personal exhibition at Amp Gallery -Osaka 2015 exhibition at the Italian Culture Office - Grosseto 2015 winner of the Mario Monicelli 2015 award - New York 2013 -2014 wall decoration and collective exhibition - Miami 2014 wall decoration and exhibition at Mia Miami Art Festival  

Foreign countries in which mural works have been carried out: Oslo (Norvegia), Roeselare (Belgio), Cardiff (Galles), Amsterdam (Olanda), Copenaghen (Danimarca), Deva (Romani), New York (Usa), Jersey City (Usa), Miami (Usa), Tokyo (Giappone),  Pombal (Portogallo), Ribeira Grande, Sao Felipe, Tarafal (Capoverde), Playa del Carmen (Messico), Denver (USA), Fortaleza (Brasile), Santander (Spagna).

ZED1 has been a street artist, in the truest sense of the term, for over 20 years. Through a constant and varied development of the technique, his style evolves accordingly to his work as writer, which leads him to paint trains, walls and surfaces of all kinds. Following his predilection for imagery, he succeeds in creating a world of humanoid puppets, which, in their illusory sterility, interact with the world around them, evolving both in space and time (as in the recent "Second Skin"). Zed1 moves, through a fine dance of shapes and colours, in a post-modern surrealism that, even in its most irrational features, refers to a clear awareness, sometimes melancholy, sometimes extraordinarily ironic.

Davide Barbieri