{}

Fabrizio Corneli

Born in 1958 - Italy

BIOGRAPHY

Born in Tuscany in 1958, he lives and works in Florence. In 1979, he has his first show at the Palace of Exhibitions in Rome, presenting light artworks. He is fascinated by the themes of light and shadow, which become the favorite media of his research.

In the lineage of the Tuscan scientific and artistic tradition, Corneli combines art and science, technology and beauty, abstract reasoning and images. In full daylight, Fabrizio Corneli’s images are barely visible. They are ghostlike apparitions, and appear in the candlelight (or halogen light), in the dark. Fabrizio Corneli cuts sheets of paper (or copper boxes, or egg shells etc. or any other media, because he experiments constantly) on which he directs the light beams. A world of surprising images awakens little by little on the wall, displaying masterpieces of Greek sculpture or of the Italian Renaissance, or at times a fantastic universe of elves and centaurs, dragons and owls, or effigies of young dreamers, silhouettes of exotic travellers.

In order to give life to this enchanting universe, Fabrizio Corneli had to achieve a complete mastery of the optical and physical laws and of all the concepts related to anamorphosis, to projections of shadows and to the refraction of light. In daylight, the spectator cannot imagine what the projections of these abstract silhouettes will look like in the dark. Moreover, the artist himself, when he cut his weird shapes, works "blindly" so to say, because he does not know exactly what the result will be. It all depends on his experience, on his technique and on randomness. His works have been acquired by numerous institutions and important museums in Italy and abroad.

Read more
EXHIBITIONS

SOLO SHOWS

2013
“foreshadow“, Artiscope, Bruxelles, (BELGIUM)

2012
“Piazza dei Miracoli“, C2 – Contemporanea 2, Firenze, (ITALY)
“JETZT Archäologische Schatten“, Archäologisches Museum Frankfurt, Frankfurt, (GERMANY)
“Rayon d’Ombre“, Espace d’Art Contemporain André Malraux, Colmar, (FRANCE)

2011
Galleria Houses of Art, Marbella, (SPAIN)
Participation à la 54e Biennale de Venise, Installation solaire “Augenblick”, Targetti, en collaboration avec le Centro per l'Arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci, (ITALY)

2010
“Installationen/Installations“, Galerie an der Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, (GERMANY)
“Luce e oltre…“, Galleria Mya Lurgo, Lugano, (ITALY)

2009
“Per api e farfalle“, Spazio Velan, Torino, (ITALY)

2007
“L’enigmistica della visione“, Gallerie G7, Bologna, (ITALY)
Galerie Mssohkan, Kobe, (JAPAN)
Galerie Von Bartha, S-chanf, (SWITZERLAND)

2005
Italian Pavilion, Exposition Aichi, Nagoya, (JAPAN)

2002
Galleria Studio Trisorio, Napoli, (ITALY)
Lanterna magica, Elec 2002, Parc d’Exposition, Paris (FRANCE)

2001
“Dreamers across Japan“, Contemporary Art Institute, Sapporo (JAPAN)
Bagliori a Kobe, Shushinkan Head Quarters, Kobe, (JAPAN)
“Vedo e non vedo“, Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo (JAPAN)

2000
“fLight“, Gallery Hotel Art, Florence, (ITALY)
“Twinlights“, Circo Massimo, Roma, (ITALY)
Ex-Convento Sta. Maria, Gonzaga (Mantova)
Galerie Mssohkan, Kobe, (JAPAN)

1998
“Zefir o la coda dell’occhio“, Galerie Studio G7, Bologna, (ITALY)

1999
Galerie Camera Oscura, S. Casciano dei Bagni, Siena, (ITALY)

1997
“Augenblick“, Parkplaz Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger, Cologne, (GERMANY)

1996
Galerie Artstaff, Florence, (ITALY)
Palazzo Visconti, Milan, (ITALY)
“Cosmo domestico“, Kunstverein Grafschaft Benthelm, Neuenhaus , (GERMANY)

1994
Galerie Studio G7, Bologne, (ITALY)

1992
Galerie CC, Graz, (AUSTRIA)
Instituto agronomico per l’Oltremare, Florence, (ITALY)

1991
Galerie Studio G7, Bologna, (ITALY)
“Controcanto“, Studio Barnabó, Venise, (ITALY)

1990
Galerie Jade, Colmar & FIAC, Paris, (FRANCE)

GROUP SHOWS

2013
“Cadavre exquis“, suite Méditerranéenne, Musée Granet, Aix-en-Provence, (FRANCE)

2012
“All'ombra del Bianco“, Galleria Edieuropa, Roma, (ITALY)

2011
“5 x 25. 25 anni con la nuova Pesa“, anniversario d’arte e di amicizia, galleria la nuova Pesa , Roma, (ITALY)
“LUMINA light festival“, Sintra, Lisbona, (PORTUGAL)

2010
Biennal für Lichtkunst – Light Art Biennale, Artpark Linz, (AUSTRIA)
“Primavere del Bianco“, Museum of Art , Séoul, (COREA)
“La scultura italiana del XXI secolo“, Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, Milan, (ITALY)

2009
“Flower Power“, Centro di ricerca arte attuale Villa Giulia, Verbania, (ITALY)
“Primavere del bianco“, Art and Cultural Center, Bangkok, (THAILAND)
“Tom Wesselmann and Fabrizio Corneli“, House of Art, Marbella, (SPAIN)

2008
“L'usage de la parole“, Galerie Artiscope, Bruxelles, (BELGIUM)
“Primavere del bianco“, Lalit Kala Academy, New Dehli et Rabindranath Tagore Center, Calcutta, (INDIA)
“Italian Genius Now,“, institut Italien de Culture Tokyo, Travencore House, New Delhi (INDIA) et MACRO, Rome, (ITALY)

2006
“Light and Shadow“, Galerie Von Bartha, Kunstmesse Bâle, (SWITZERLAND)
“Lights On“, Artiscope, Bruxelles, (BELGIUM)

2004
“Regards“, Artiscope, Bruxelles, (BELGIUM)
“Mehr Licht : Targhetti Light Art Collection im MAK“, Museum für angewandte Kunst, Vienne, (AUSTRIA)
“Accellerato Torino Napoli“, Artiscope, Bruxelles, (BELGIUM)

2003
“Historia y naturaleza“, Collecciòn Gori, IVAM, Centre Julio Gonzàles, Valencia, (SPAIN)
“Targhetti Light Art Collection“, CAM, Chelsea Art Museum, New-York, (USA)

2002
“Composto instabile“, Gallerie Studio G7, Bologna, (ITALY)
“Continuità“, Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, (ITALY)
“Nel segno della luce“, Museo Stauros d'Arte Sacra Contemporanea, Teramo, (ITALY)
“The Art of Light Collection“,Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, (POLAND)

2001
“Targhetti Art light Collection“, Maerzgalerie, Leipzig, (GERMANY)

2000
“Dal Futurismo al laser, l’avventura della materia“, Palau de la Virreina, Barcelona, (SPAIN) - Kunstforum, Berlin, (GERMANY)

1999
Biennale d’art contemporain, Sélestat, (FRANCE)

1998
“Targetti-Art“, Cripta di S. Croce, Florence – Fondazione Mudima, Milan, (ITALY)

1997
Arte italiana. Materiali anomali, Galleria Comunale d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, (ITALY)
Cinq ans d’acquisitions, FRAC Alsace, Sélestat, (FRANCE)
Trilogia 7, Rocca Paolina, Perugia, (ITALY)
“Oscar“, Galerie La Nuova Pesa, Rome, (ITALY)

1996
XII Quadriennale, Roma, (ITALY)

1995
Ecco il mondo, Carcerieri del Sant’Uffizio, Spoleto

1992
“Cadencias, Figuras del arte italiano de los anos 90“, Museo de arte contemporaneo, Caracas, (VENEZUELA)

1990
“Estecne“, Palua Escala, Valencia, (SPAIN)

Read more

We are very sorry but there are currently no more artworks available for this artist.
Follow this artist to receive notifications when new artworks are added

Follow Fabrizio Corneli ! Receive by email the new artworks of the artist.

Our Commitments

Guaranteed deliveryby specialized carriers
Learn more

Secure payment by credit card or bank transfer
Learn more

Free returnswithin 14 days
Learn more

The best prices Negotiated with our partner galleries
Learn more

Testimonials

"Artsper gathers the best of art galleries in the world. I can therefore select art pieces from the comfort of my home with total peace of mind."

Sébastien Robineau - Lawyer

"Artsper's advisors helped me pick an artwork and were exceptionally reactive when I followed up on my order.


Vincent Dubois - Fund Manager

"Artsper has the broadest and largest range of accessible contemporary artworks. My painting from Jonone bought on Artsper is a daily delight."

Hubert de Brichambaut - Corporate Director