Gian Marco Montesano

Turin, 1949
Montesano is a solitary figure in the Italian panorama: despite being a painter, he theorized the death of painting, which can no longer portray anything but itself. In his works he analyzes traditional iconography, sacred images, still life, landscapes and flowers by portraying them in a bold, exaggerated and thus unreal, cold and deadly way. In his Grazie dei fiori series, which borrows its title from a popular Italian song from the 50s, the subject is not flowers but the image of flowers; life is no longer there, it has been substituted by its simulacra.

Cardi Gallery


Exhibited artworks

Gian Marco Montesano
Tra Tutti Gli Altri Li Ho Riconosciuti, 2009
Mixed media
40 x 50 cm
Courtesy Cardi Gallery

Gian Marco Montesano
Grazie dei fiori, 2008
Oil on canvas
80 x 100 cm
Courtesy Cardi Gallery