Davide Cicolani

Davide Cicolani was born in Rome on July 8 1978. His childhood is quite difficult. At the age of six he was struck by lightning. The following year, due to nephritis, he was hospitalized for six months. During his long hospital stay he begins to draw. At 18, after graduating as a surveyor, he began working at night as a factory worker. Thus, during the day, he can devote himself entirely to art. A free spirit. After 10 years he resigned and moved to Paris, where he continued to paint, moving from one squat house to another. In 2016, life in the French capital began to hold him tight and he returned to Italy, preferring a life in the countryside, more in contact with nature. A caravan in Circeo as home. Cicolani prefers recycled materials such as road maps, project drawings and old accounting records. Or recycled paper. On these supports already loaded with memory, the artist superimposes arabesques of Indian ink, powerful graphic stylistic features and dreamlike and disturbing figures, sometimes realized with inlays of color similar to those of the ancient stained glass windows. Traces, weaves, portraits, his works have great graphic power.

Selected exhibition

2022 – Outsider Art Fair Paris,
represented by Maroncelli 12 Gallery

2022 – Karlsruhe Art Fair,
represented by Galerie Polysemie

2022 – Lausanne Art Fair,
represented by Galerie Polysemie

2021 – “Vedi tu quello che vedo io?”, Maroncelli 12 Gallery, Milan

2020 – Affordable Art Fair, Milan, represented by Maroncelli 12

2019 – “Living artist” performance, M.A.C.R.O. Museo, Rome

2019 – “Davide Cicolani”, solo exhibition, Outsider Art Gallery, Copenaghen

2017 – “Les labyrinthes de l’imaginaire”, 
solo exhibition, Galerie Polysemie, Marseille

2016 – “La jetée dans la voix publique”, 
solo exhibition, Halle Saint Pierre, Paris

2016 – “Miei amici”, solo exhibition,
Galerie Polysemie, Marseille

2015 – “Philippe Azema / Davide Cicolani”, Isarte Gallery, Milan

2011 – D. design Art Fair, Paris,
represented by Christian Berst Art Brut

2010 – “Le c.arte”, Halle Saint Pier, Paris

2008 – “Beyond the boundaries season”, Christian Berst Art Brut, Paris

2005 – “Iggy Pop”, solo exhibition, La liberté, Paris