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Gianfranco Asveri

Gianfranco Asveri was born in Fiorenzuola d’Arda, Italy in 1948. He lives and works surrounded by the hills of Piacenza with the company of his beloved dogs. After a difficult childhood he started painting in 1969, and thereafter art became his life’s main purpose.


In his initial period, Asveri painted in amore traditional figurative way, since the 1980s, his paintings became instinctive and personal as he explored the newly adopted genre where colors and textures became more prominent and resonant, similar to the Art Brut movement. His instinctive approach to painting produces work that is direct, powerful and expressive. He continually finds inspiration in his daily life, as he describes: “I paint what I see when I open the window ofmy house”.


His paintings can be found inmany public and private collections throughout the world.

Gianfranco Asveri was born in Fiorenzuola d'Arda, Italy in 1948. 
At first, Asveri cultivated a traditional figurative language, but since the 1980s his painting has become more instinctive and personal, colorful and textural. Asveri’s art comes from his personal look at his reality, including the animals he lives with and loves, to which his pictures are dedicated. He has received widespread critical recognition. Gianfranco Asveri lives and works in the hills of Piacenza with his dogs.
Over the last few years Asveri has explored the infinite boundaries of etching, working directly onto copper with aggression and gusto. His paintings can be found in many private collections and important museums and galleries.
Selected Exhibitions:
1980      Sala Pablo Neruda, Rocca di Noceto
1983      Galleria L'Angolo, Piacenza
1984      Galleria Il Sipario, Fidenza
1986      Palazzo Monte di Pieta, Busseto
1987      Galleria Sorrenti, Novara
1989      Galleria Fumagalli, Bergamo
             Boycott Gallery, Bruxelles
1991      Galleria Internazionale, Bergamo; ArteFiera, Bologna
1994      Galleria Il Triangolo, Cremona
             Civica Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Gallarate
1995      Galleria Fogolino, Trento
1996      Galleria Lanza, Verbania; Galleria Melotti, Ferrara
1997      Palazzo del Ridotto, Cesena
1999      Russo Arte Contemporanea, Lecce
2000      Galleria Il Sole, Roma; New York Gallery, Bruge
             Galleria Civica Palazzo Santa Margherita, Modena
             Fondazione Le Stelline, Milano

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