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Ivan Pili

Painter

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Biography

Life Events

Ivan Pili is an international quoted painter: concert musician, composer and visual artist, born in Cagliari in 1976, graduated in civil engineering.

From an early age showed his artistic skills in design, distinguishing himself first in kindergarten and then in elementary school.

He discovered his innate propensity for music entirely by accident when playing the family of aerophones bellows and made his first concert debut at the age of twelve.

In the years 1991 to 1994 he devoted himself to the study of musical genres popular in

Europe and at the age of sixteen he begins to earn the title of International artist with his first concerts around Europe.

Particularly important for his artistic development was the meeting with the Romanian musician Gheorghe Zamfir and German Helmut Zacharias considered among the most virtuous violin teachers in decades.

In the years 1994 to 2000 joined several theatre groups and European musicians with whom he composed the music for Jose Alfonso’s “Era um Redondo vocabulo”, “Le voyageur sans bagages”by Francis Poulenc and “Lauda somnului” by Lucian Blaga In 1994 he won the diatonic accordion world title with the top score 100/100.

In the last deacde he took part in several performances as concert soloist in prestigious theatres such as Madrid Pradillo,the Museo Nacional de Dona Maria Lisbon, the Theatre du Balcon Avignon, the Amphitheatre in Arles, the Radio City Music Hall in New York and Cuvillies Theatre of Monaco of Bavaria.

Some of the awards he earned in his short carreer include Bester Musikier-Stuttgart Award, the Gold Award Helsingin Soittimien and Targu Secuiescmuzica premiu.

Author of the album “Novas Nodas” that is the traditional Sardinian music revisited in contemporary key (Egea Distribution). He’s also the creator and director of the International Music Project Keltaloth, with albums presented in 2015.

 

At the end of 2014 he resumed entirely by accident his artistic pictorial path interrupted with the advent of his musical carreer working during the construction of a wall painting in Germany, a fact derived, in fact just from a concert.

From this moment he became known and received several official requests for the production of other murals.

The spread of images through social media brought the first requests for participation in collective exhibitions.

The first presentation of his art in a group exhibition was on February 6 th 2015.

The first period was characterized by supports of small-medium size and the use of acrylic colours but Ivan Pili stepped forward and after a few jobs he totally dedicated himself to the use of oil paints.

His first subjects referred to the figurative, evoking their life scenes and aiming to a “commom” public, just like on the occasion of his concerts.

Despite some attempts to paint landscape and still life, the true vocation of Ivan Pili will be the figurative.

Overwelmed by an emotional wake, although his works require long preparations typical of the Realism his production was already ready for his first solo exhibition at Saint Augustine Palace in Salerno.

From here on it is the beginning of a new experimental phase always growing, both in ability and in size of media refining in no time all techniques that will lead to the beginning of 2016 to perfect hyperrealism, “not photo”, but going beyond “the photograph”.

Those subjects still remain in the figurative are very different and the different light situations which Pili alters to his liking and with disarming ease with minimalist scenic essence and expressiveness.

The numerous requests for participation in events and the ever-growing works commissioned will lead Ivan Pili to reverse his artistic skills leaving the music to devote himself to full time painting.

 

SOLO EXHIBITION, Milan, march 7th 2019
Exhibition at Arcadia Gallery
BRERA CONTEMPORARY ART, Milan, february 18th 2019
Exhibition at M’Arte Space
​”BETWEEN CINEMA AND ART”, Venice, september 1 – september 20, 2018
Exhibition at Dorsoduro district
​VENICE BIENNALE – Venice, may 26 – August 30, 2018
Exhibition at Zenobio palace
​NIGHTS OF THE EAST, Rome, may 2018
Group exhibition at the “Area Contesa Arte”
​SOLO EXHIBITION, Assemini (CA), july 22th – august 7th, 2017
Exhibition at the Town Hall
PALLADIO PRIZE 2017, Villa Contarini, Piazzola sul Brenta, april 1th 2017
National contest organized by the Academic center «Maison d’Art» in Padova
​Stupor Mundi, Melfi, february 24th – march 3th, 2017
Group exhibition at the «Diocesan museum», Guest artist
SEEING THROUGH THE DARK, New York, september 2016
Post residency artist exhibition, organized by Museum of Modern Art

Winner of “MARC CHAGALL PRIZE 2016”, Padova, May 28, 2016
National contest organized by the Academic center «Maison d’Art» in Padova

Contribution for artistic merit of the 1st Grand Prix des arts Visuels 2016
Cannes, april 23, 2016, Gala at Cannes Palace Hotel

BIENNAL ART OF PADOVA, Padova, april 25th – may 22th, 2015
Group exhibition in the halls of Villa Breda

NATIONAL EXHIBITION «ART VENICE», Venice, march 13th – april 12th, 2016
Group exhibition at «sala San Leonardo»

THE MAGIC OF CARNIVAL – in search of mask, Pisa, february 6th – 17th, 2016
Group exhibition at the GAMEC center (Modern & Contemporary Art Gallery)

ITALIAN ART FAIR, Dubai, december 5th – 12th, 2015
Group exhibition at the DUCTAC gallery

SOLO EXHIBITION, Cinisello Balsamo (MI), november 30th – december 5th, 2015
Exhibition at the multipurpose center «the Pertini»

I WILL I SEE SO – portraits in the era of selfies, Cagliari, october 17th – 31th, 2015
Group exhibition at the «Art Lounge gallery»

THE ESSENTIAL IS «VISIBLE» TO THE EYES, Caserta, september 20th – october 4th, 2015

Exhibition at the Royal Palace of Caserta

THE ESSENTIAL IS «VISIBLE» TO THE EYES, Salerno, july 24th – september 4th, 2015
Exhibition at the St. Augustine palace in Salerno

MILAN ART WEEK – «Ode to food», Milan, july 2th – 9th, 2015
Group exhibition at the Pisacane Gallery

SCULPTURE’S SYMPOSIUM «COETUS»
Capua (CE), may 30th – june 18th, 2015, Guest artist

ITALIAN SOUL 2nd edition, Abu Dhabi, march 28th – apri 4th, 2015
Group exhibition at the «Abu Dhabi Art Hub»

ITALIAN SOUL 2nd edition, Dubai, march 20th – april 4th, 2015
Group exhibition at «Don Alfonso 1890»

ALTER-EGO – ego through the ego, Pescara, february 6th – april 6th, 2015
Group exhibition at «Contemporary Renaissance Gallery»

The october 1, 2014, the Italian Register of Excellence awarded to the works of Ivan Pili certificate of Italian Excellence for the uniqueness of the pictorial technique used.

 

Behind friendly lines

Behind friendly lines

Waiting for the rain

Waiting for the rain

Waiting for spring

Waiting for spring

Tuareg

Tuareg

Life scenes in black and white 2

Life scenes in black and white 2

Life scenes in black and white 1

Life scenes in black and white 1

I don't see you, I see you #2

I don't see you, I see you #2

Pride

Pride

Balance and elegance

Balance and elegance

Musae Euterpe

Musae Euterpe

Musae Erato

Musae Erato

Red petals

Red petals

Looks Sophie

Looks_ Sophie

The black rose

The black rose
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