Marco Tirelli

  • Edited by Antonella Soldaini con Veronica Locatelli
  • Binding Paperback with flaps
  • Size 19 x 25 cm
  • Pages 504
  • Illustrations 320
  • Language Italian, English
  • Year 2022
  • ISBN 9788836651535
  • Price € 55,00  € 52,25
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This monograph explores the complete work of Marco Tirelli (Rome, 1956), offering valuable historical and critical insights. Tirelli’s oeuvre – which is both surprising and enigmatic – runs the gamut of painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, and installation, tapping into a seemingly endless repertoire of images that fluctuate between plausibility and abstraction. He depicts figures and scenes made of a cluster of apparently well-defined microscopic pigments, which, at a closer look, break down into light particles.
This makes his painting subtle and intellectual, resulting from an introspective investigation aimed at reaching or rather touching, through artistic gesture, the dimension of the absolute.
The same contrast between illusion and reality, light and shadow, also characterises his sculptures and installations, which, as illustrated in these pages, create multiple plots of a continuous narrative. These, in turn, are generated and enhanced by the personal and collective imagination of the observer.

Note to the Reader

Marco Tirelli. A Contemporary Proteus
Antonella Soldaini


Interview with Marco Tirelli
Antonella Soldaini

Preliminary Notes for a Chronology of Marco Tirelli
Veronica Locatelli


Appendix Notes

List of Images

Sources of Artist’s Statements

Selected Exhibitions

Selected Literature