Paola Marchi's first exhibition in Barga

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Back in May of this year we published an article about some of the “hidden artists ” working in Barga. We did mention then that Paola Marchi would be having an exhibition in August.  August has arrived and this afternoon the ribbon was cut to mark the opening of her first show in the city.

Paola Marchi was born in nearby Seravezza on the other side of the mountains towards the coast but moved here recently with her partner and two children. She says that most of the references in her work as from Dubuffet and the Art Brut school but also cites influences from Basquiat and the painters for the Transavanguardia group – the Italian Neo-Expressionist group. The term was coined by the critic Achille Oliva in his texts for an exhibition he organised in 1979 in Genanzzano titled Le Stanze. The leading Italian Transavanguardia artists were Sandro Chia, Francesco Clemente, Enzo Cucchi, Nicolo de Maria and Mimmo Paladino.

The exhibition in the Museum of Memory rooms in Barga Vecchia will stay open until the 19th August.

Paola Marchi nata a Seravezza (lu) 1975.
Mi sono laureata a pisa in lettere moderne con una tesi in storia del cinema sui rapporti tra cinema e pittura.
Ho pubblicato un saggio sui rapporti tra cinema e pittura nel libro a cura di Marco grossi: “Giorni d’amore un film di G. De Santis”,Lindau 2001
Ho frequentato il corso di nudo presso l’Accademia di Belle Arti di Carrara, ho effettuato tre mostre di cui due personali a Massa e una collettiva a Pietrasanta.
Il mio punto di riferimento per la ricerca artistica sono l’Art Brut (Dubuffet), Basquiat e i pittori della transavanguardia e in genere tutte quelle forme di espressione artistica spontanee e di matrice apparentemente elementare.

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