Mafonso (artist)

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Mafonso sculpture

Marino Alfonso, better known as Mafonso, is an Italian painter and sculptor. Born in Frattaminore in the province of Naples (Italy) on November 12, 1948.

He held his first exhibition in Rome at the gallery Agenzia Arte Moderna of Paolo Sprovieri e Gianni Sampietro. In the late 1970s, was one of the founders of the group "Cosa Mentale" presented at the gallery AAM (Architettura Arte Moderna) curated by the art historian Maurizio Fagiolo Dell'Arco, Roma (1979).[1]

1986 "Un Panorama di Tendenze"[2] Castel Sant'Angelo Rome Editor Luciano Luisi Publisher Newton Compton.

In 2005 participated in the group exhibition "13x17:[3] artisti per un'indagine eccentrica sull'arte in Italia, curated by Philippe Daverio, published by Rizzoli(2007)

and Pittori figurativi italiani della seconda metà del xx secolo,[4] at the Mole Vanvitelliana di Ancona curated by Armando Ginesi.

2011 he was invited to the Venice Biennale 54. Pavilion Italy. Pavilion Campania (Vittorio Sgarbi Stato dell'arte: Regioni d'Italia published by Skira)[5][6]

1970s-1980s-1990s[edit]

MAFONSO is formed by self-taught in the early 70s living in Italy (Rome) and Switzerland (Altdorf, Uri).

During the 70s, he developed a style of painting in which the primitive artistic influences are recognizable. In 1974, in Altdorf, realizes the large triptych entitled "Alla Maniera Degli Altri" looking at Picasso and published in the catalog "Racconti Simbad Lune" Electa edition, curated by Francesco Gallo e Laura Cherubini).[7]

In Rome, he attends the modern art gallery agency (Sprovieri Paolo director) where he had the opportunity to learn about the work of the great masters (Cy Twombly, Lucio Fontana, Alberto Burri, Juan Miró). In 1976 he exhibited for the first time, in Rome, at the Agency of Modern Art, a series of works entitled "Comportamento del segno". In the capital he befriended the poet Emilio Villa and binds to a group of young artists ( Pulsoni, Bissattini, Filieri, Grottesi, Luciano Puzzo) Telaro, founding the group "Cosa Mentale" theorized by historian Maurizio Fagiolo Dell'Arco.

In the early 80 presents a group of works entitled "Le grandi strade piene" at the Museum ST.Paul de Vance[8] in Nice theorized in the catalog by Sandra Orienti and Enzo Battarra with a poem by Emilio Villa. In that same year, Sandra Orienti the signals between the emerging Italian artists, in the catalog of Modern Art G. Mondadori Ranked N. 18 along with Enzo Cucchi, Nino Longobardi, Ernesto Tatafiore.

In 1985 he exhibited in Basel, Art 13-84 with a personal exposure (gallery studio Soligo) and he participated in the exhibition entitled " Mosaico Mosaico - 5 mosaici per 5 artisti -[9]", together with Mario Schifano, Parres, Tano Festa e Cesare Berlingeri, at the gallery Studio Soligo, Rome. He attended the artists of the Pop Art Italian (especially Tano Festa and some young artists in the capital (Cesare Berlingeri , Alberto Parres).

Exhibited at that time in major European capitals and its artist's book "Make Make"[10] inspired the cycle of the same name, published in Paris (1989) with the French critic Gerard Barriere, is exhibited at the Centre Pompidou. Realize mid 80s a folder containing 5 serigraphs, titled "Krakatoa" published by the gallery Claudia Gian Ferrari, Milan.

During the 80 and 90 produces major thematic cycles, Le grandi strade piene,[11] Racconti solari, Prime nevi del dopo 2000, Krakatoa, the moons of Arqa, make make,[12] Tribe in esodo, Contano solo i cieli, Nevicate acide, Vanno tutti verso il nulla,Tempi anni Deserti.[13]

Post-2000[edit]

Mafonso made his first work of a social nature, "Plus Ultra".[14] Along with the historian Francesco Gallo and The gallery owner Angelo Marino (dirartecontemporanea) manufactures and installs it in front of the Royal Palace of Caserta, Piazza Carlo III, as an index of reflection and protest for what happened in New York on September 11. The work is a sail 12 meters high pyramid consisting of white blocks (islands of time) to induce the historical consciousness to a vision of life simpler and less troubled.

After this reflection of social, Mafonso gives rise to a series of works such as "social imaginary," in truth dictated by considerations on the new theory of "Globality". The works of this period (2003-2004) are part of the cycle " Tempi Anni Deserti " and are shown with a personal at the (Fondazione Orestiade, Gibellina (TP)[15] 20/06/2002) and the Palazzo Dei Capitani in Ascoli Piceno(2003).

The book of the same title is published by Orestiadi Foundation and is curated by the critic Francesco Gallo.

That same year he was invited to exhibit together with Angel Orensanz during the seminary program held at Belvedere di San Leucio, Scavare il futuro : nuovi spazi antichi / a cura di Elmar Zorn e della Città di Caserta, Assessorato alla cultura 13 gennaio 2001[16]

(2005-2006) MAGI '900 - Museo delle eccellenze artistiche e storiche Mostra delle Collezioni Permanenti, 7. Generazione Anni Quaranta, Bologna.[17]

Fase installativa di Dimore (2010)

In 2010 he created a corten steel sculpture titled "DIMORE"[18] for the city of Capua.

he was invited to exhibit in the international collective "Mitologie del Presente"[19] (2003) (Carlo Alfano, Guido Biasi, Marco Brandizzi, Lucio Del Pezzo, Andrea Della Rossa, Bruno Di Bello, Jan Dibbets, Gerardo Dicrola, Aldo Gentilini, Ray Johnson, Mafonso, Riko Mikesca, Hidetoshi Nagasawa, Hermann Nitsch, Dennis Oppenheim, Pisani, Fabrizio Plessi, Michele Zaza) at Varart gallery in Florence.

and Un anfiteatro per la Pace. Stendardi d’Artista[20] presso GALLERIA DELLE ARTI CONTEMPORANEE Ex Cenobio Sant'Agostino (progetti) e Piazza Dante Caserta (stendardi) (Carla Accardi, Arcangelo Esposito, Angelo Bellobono, Elisabetta Benassi, Dafni&Papadatos, Gianni Dessì, Francesco Impellizzeri, Jannis Kounellis, H.H. Lim, Mafonso, Luigi Mainolfi, Fabio Mauri, Sukran Moral, Hidetoshi Nagasawa, Michele Zaza).

2013 winners the international competition «Underground»[21]

2013 Mafonso "di_segni - works 2013" Box dirartecontemporanea 2.0 gallery (Shows virtual mode).[22][23]

In 2014 he exhibited at the Medieval Castle of Sperlinga in the exhibition A sud del pensiero: ri-tratti mediterranei. Omaggio a Carla Accardi[24]

In 2016 participates in the group show "Friends" (Luigi Auriemma, Antonio Biasiucci, Arturo Casanova, Piero Chiariello, Francesco Coco, Bruno Fermariello, Mariano Filippetta, Queen Jose'Galindo, Claudia Jares, Nino Longobardi, Mafonso, Evelia Mormolejo Maria, Paul Ondit, Gloria Pastore)[25]

and Maremitovita[26][27] official event of the Yacht Med Festival (exposure of Mafonso and Mariano Filippetta artists at the Municipal Art Gallery in Gaeta).

PLUS ULTRA DI MAFONSO, FIFTEEN YEARS LATER at D2.0-Box of Angelo Marino in Caserta (2016)[28][29]

Gallery[edit]

Mafonso in museums[edit]

His works are kept at the Art Museum of the nineteenth and twentieth century Rende_MAON,[30] the Modern Art Gallery of Paternò[31] at the Art Museum of Italian Generations of '900 of Pieve di Cento, Bologna.[32] e alla Pinacoteca metropolitana di Bari[33]

Bibliography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fagiolo dell'Arco, Maurizio (1979). Cosa Mentale. AAM. 
  2. ^ http://www.worldcat.org/title/panorama-di-tendenze/oclc/225444223
  3. ^ http://www.arte.it/notizie/italia/philippe-daverio-presenta-la-mostra-13x17-5671
  4. ^ http://www.exibart.com/profilo/eventiV2.asp?idelemento=20233
  5. ^ Vittorio Sgarbi (2011). stato dell'arte: Regioni d'Italia-campania (Skira ed.). Milano. ISBN 9788857213743. 
  6. ^ https://lostatodellartecampania.wordpress.com/gli-artisti/
  7. ^ https://www.amazon.it/Mafonso-Racconti-Cherubini-Daniela-Francesco/dp/8843527762
  8. ^ https://books.google.com/books?hl=it&id=dwwyAQAAIAAJ&dq=mafonso&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=mafonso
  9. ^ Soligo, Studio. "5 mosaici x 5 Artisti". 
  10. ^ http://www.gerard-barriere.fr/images/documents/livres/make_make.pdf
  11. ^ https://it.wikiquote.org/wiki/Mafonso
  12. ^ http://www.gerard-barriere.fr/fr/livres
  13. ^ http://www.casertamusica.com/rubriche/articoli/2002-A/020620_tempi_anni_deserti.htm
  14. ^ FRANCESCO, GALLO. "Plus ultra". Exibart. Retrieved 22 August 2013. 
  15. ^ Francesco, Gallo. "Tempi Anni Deserta". exibart. Retrieved 22 August 2013. 
  16. ^ http://opac.sbn.it/opacsbn/opac/iccu/scheda.jsp?bid=IT\ICCU\NAP\0662000
  17. ^ http://www.magi900.com/artistiPresentiAlMagi.pdf
  18. ^ http://www.casertanews.it/2010/03/17/art_20100317071739/
  19. ^ http://1995-2015.undo.net/it/mostra/16037
  20. ^ http://1995-2015.undo.net/it/mostra/17248
  21. ^ http://corrieredelmezzogiorno.corriere.it/napoli/notizie/cronaca/2013/7-ottobre-2013/msc-crociere-bluduemilainsieme-la-crociera-arte-2223437034249.shtml
  22. ^ http://www.dirartecontemporanea.eu/exhibitions.aspx?id=4
  23. ^ http://arteculturaok.blogspot.it/2013/10/mafonso-disegni-works-2013.html
  24. ^ http://www.agenda.unict.it/9558-a-sud-del-pensiero-ri-tratti-mediterranei.htm
  25. ^ http://www.napoliartmagazine.it/friends/
  26. ^ http://pinacotecagaeta.it/eventi/evento/esposizione-degli-artisti-mafonso-e-filippetta/
  27. ^ http://www.yachtmedfestival.it/pagine/Mostre/art000062/YMF-Mostra-maremitovita-di-Mafonso-e-Filippetta
  28. ^ http://www.arte.it/calendario-arte/caserta/mostra-plus-ultra-di-mafonso-fifteen-years-later-28801
  29. ^ http://www.espressonapoletano.it/plus-ultra-fifteen-years-later-al-d2-0-box-di-angelo-marino-a-caserta/#.WEuuNrLhDIU
  30. ^ http://www.maon.it/Opere.aspx?qs=8QxnyjbSdBHVvflG2zap9Q==
  31. ^ https://archive.is/20130413095741/http://catania.spacespa.it/museums/modern-art-gallery/C/C2/C2.5
  32. ^ Giorgio Di Genova, Collezioni Permanenti, 7. Generazione Anni Quaranta, Bologna, Bora, 2005, p. 183, ISBN 88-88600-32-9.
  33. ^ http://www.pinacotecabari.it/index.php/patrimonio-museale/gli-artisti?option=com_content&view=article&lang=&Itemid=110&id=34&auth_mode=details&auth_rid=671&abc_mode=&abc_rid=&abc_sort_field=&abc_sort_field_by=&abc_sort_field_type=&abc_sort_type=&abc_page_size=&abc_p=&auth_page_size=20&auth_p=1&auth_sort_field=0&auth_sort_type=ASC

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