I stay at Home
For the project “I stay at Home” (2020) Pierpaolo Lista has created a work with the “Collage Technique”. Using a sheet of cardboard as a base (20×20 cm) on which he glued cardboard cutouts of different sizes that he painted with coffee. The Image depicts a house, a place lived in during this time as a refuge. The artist wants to recreate the collage while respecting the size of the format and the eleven pieces that compose it. The work can be made with cardboard,canvas, scrap paper, newspaper, photographs of different materials of various colors.
Pierpaolo Lista (Salerno 1977) graduated from the Liceo Artistico di Eboli. He lives in Paestum and works between Naples and Milan.
The first visual language he used was painting. After investigating different materials, he chose glass as his pictorial support. He works on the back of the glass plate with brushstrokes, scratches and engravings on the colour backgrounds. In 2007 he also embarked on a photographic journey. To make the images, he reconstructed in his studio a fictitious reality populated by objects made with poor materials (paper, spun iron, string).
His work is a practice of reconstruction of uninhabited scenarios, bare environments, reproduction of objects represented by essential lines.
His first solo painting exhibition was inaugurated in 2003 in Pavia and curated by Mariangela Calisti, who invited him to the group show at Palazzo Bottigella Gandini in 2014.
In Rome he held two solo painting exhibitions curated by Angelo Trimarco and Gillo Dorfles respectively, followed by a solo exhibition of photographs at the Lavatoio Contumaciale in collaboration with the Fondazione Filiberto Menna and a group show at the Galleria Mac Maja Arte Contemporanea.
With the Galleria Leggermente Fuori Fuoco in Salerno he presents to the public his photographic works with texts by Gillo Dorfles, Antonello Tolve and Laurence Debecque-Michel and participates in 2011 and 2012 at the Mia Milan Image Art Fair in Milan.
He shows, for the first time together, the pictorial and photographic works in the solo show at the Galleria Milano in Milan curated by Carla Pellegrini and with the same gallery participates at Miart.
Galleria Zak in Monteriggioni presents his work at The Others art fair in Turin and Galleria Dino Morra Arte Contemporanea, Naples at the Setup fair in Bologna.
He participates in group exhibitions curated by Alan Jones in Cosenza and Milan, by Antonello Tolve and Stefania Ziuliani in Salerno and Macerata, by Alessandro Demma in Capri, Saluzzo and China.
He is a finalist at the Francesco Fabbri Prize, “Contemporary Photography” section; at the Lissone Prize; at the Smartup Optima Contemporary Art Prize; at the Combat Prize, in the painting section, and at the Corriere della Sera’s “Una copertina per La Lettura” competition. He received a special mention at the Premio Opera per l’Opera at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna.
The critic Alberto Dambruoso invites him to the BoCs Art residence in Cosenza during which he creates a pictorial work that becomes part of the permanent collection of the BoCs Art Museum.
He is part of the permanent collection of the IGAV and has created a work for the project Imago Mundi: Doni – Authors from Campania, curated by Chiara Pirozzi, for the Luciano Benetton collection.
He has a solo exhibitions, curated by Antonello Tolve, for the Castello Aragonese d’Ischia, for the Galleria Dino Morra Arte Contemporanea in Naples, for the ART IN Gallery in Milan and for the Galleria Centometriquadri Arte Contemporanea in Santa Maria Capua Vetere.
One of his paintings in the group show curated by Andrea Viliani and Silvia Salvati at Castello Macchiaroli in Teggiano has become part of the collection of the Museo Madre.