Nicola De Maria

Foglianise (Benevento), 1954

Based in Turin, De Maria is a founding member of the Transavanguardia, the pivotal neo-expressionist group of the late 70s. Nowadays he is known for his playful abstractions painted in bright primary colors. Sometimes painted on multiple walls, De Maria’s large-scale compositions challenge the space in which the painting ends and the viewer’s space begins. “A true work of art should increase our vitality. And the door to succeeding in this intent is emotion, commotion”, the artist said of his work. He has gone on to receive widespread acclaim and success, his work exhibited at three Venice Biennales as well as at documenta 7 in Kassel.

Cardi Gallery


Exhibited artworks

Nicola De Maria
Regno dei Fiori Pax et Bonum, 1992
Mixed media on paper
33.5 x 24 cm
Courtesy Cardi Gallery

Nicola De Maria
Regno dei Fiori Cosmisco, 1992
Mixed media on paper
33.5 x 24 cm
Courtesy Cardi Gallery