Artist Biography

Attilio Esposito (Italy, 1983) is a Contemporary visual artist whose works aim to create suspended images in the embryonic state. Attilio builds a personal link between abstraction and stylistic academia painting, condensing movements, lights and colours through the metaphysic theatre of the canvas.

Esposito states, “Plasticine allows me to have the complete freedom on the final image and above all to create primitive shapes that belong to everyone.” The embryonic form his subjects take strips them down to essential elements; representations of internal organs and original iconography, revealing the expression these elements might take under the influence of various emotional or cognitive states. Using plasticine as symbol to demonstrate wringing, writhing and to manipulate allows him limitless suppositions as to the effect modern life has on human physiology. It is honest work that shares a curiosity for control and coersion in the inanimate that is unavailable in life.

Esposito is also often inspired from simple walks in the park or in supermarkets. He has showed extensively throughout the world, such as, China, Amsterdam, Germany, Lebanon, Bologna and Milan.

Selected Exhibitions

2023 “A Place In The Sun” Group Show, Fir Gallery, Beijing, China
2022 “Transmutations”, Group Show, Marian Cramer Project Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2022 “XY”, Group Show, Rundgænger Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany
2022 “Instagram Live”, Group Show, 19karen Gallery, Gold Coast, Australia
2022 “Return To Mysticism”, Group Show, Hasbrook Gallery, The Web
2022 “Genuine Rhythm”, Group Show, Août Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
2021 “Paint Doh”, Group Exhibition, Curated By Sasha Bogojev At Marian Cramer Projects Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2011 “Another Story. Italian Art: From The 1980s Through The Dawn Of The 21st Century” Edoardo Di Mauro, Group Show, Spazio Sansovino Arte Contemporanea; Printed Catalogue EMB
2007 “Premio Nazionale Delle Arti 2007”, Group Exhibition, The Fine Art Academy Of Bologna, Italy
2007“Primaverile Romana”, Group Show At The ARGAM Circuit Gallery, Rome
2006 “Una Mano Per AIL 2006”, Group Show And Charity Auction, Christie’s, Metropolitan Foundation, Milan
2006 “Figurazione 2002-2004”, Group Exhibition, Antonio Battaglia Gallery, Milan;
2006 “Artewan”, Artist’s Bowl, Group Exhibitions In Italy And Japan At Fukagawa Seiji Showrooms
2006 “Le Maschere Del Teatro”, Solo Show, Lavello Shrine, Calolziocorte (LC);
2005 “Quattro Proposte Di Pittura Under 30” (Four Painting Proposals Under 30), Group Show, Antonio Battaglia Gallery, Milano
2005 “Una Mano Per AIL 2005”, Group Show And Charity Auction, Christie’s Metropolitan Foundation, Milan
2005 “Una Goccia D’acqua”, Group Show, Gabriele Cappelletti Gallery, Milan
2005 “Artisti Per Le Ande”, Group Show, Melesi Gallery, Lecco
2004 “MACROPITTURA”, Solo Show, Antonio Battaglia Gallery, Milan
2004 Exhibition Inside “Miart2004”, Antonio Battaglia Gallery’s Stand, Milan
2004 Academy Group Show “SALON PRIMO”, Milan
2003 “Arte” Prize, Mondadori, Group Exhibition At Permanente, Milan


2007 University Degree In Painting, Fine Art Academy Of Brera, Milan.
2001 Art Diploma

Grants And Award

2003 “Arte” Mondadori, First Place And Academy Prize
2006 Arte Wan, Second Place, Fukagawa Seiji Showroom, Milan




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