Biography

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ARTISTIC INSIGHTS

Mauro De Giorgi was born in Turin (Italy) in 1972. He is always been passionate about art, poetry and music from an early age, and been involved in various projects throughout the years, spanning painting, digital art and live performances. In 1996 he graduated in Sociology and Communication with a thesis on new Italian cinema, with the endorsement of film director Nanni Moretti

In parallel with his art career, he has worked as a creative and brand specialist for various advertising agencies and eventually founded his own, which he run successfully for over a decade, working for brands such as Michelin, L’Oreal, FIAT and Nestle’. In 2008 he was awarded the ‘Best Health&Safety eventof the year.

In 2010 he moved to London, where he also kept producing and displaying his own artwork at various London galleries and across Europe (Italy, France). In 2015 he was selected by the Benetton Art Foundation to exhibit at the Venice Biennale. One of his artworks has been published in Benetton Collection book ‘Preastigium’. In 2017 he participated to Art Basel, Switzerland.

Later the same year he moved to Tokyo (Japan) in order to carry out and extend his research into Japanese aesthetics and art, particularly sumi-e and shodo, working with various Japanese artists including well-known sumi master Shukou Tsuchiya.

Mauro has proudly participated as 'special guest' to the ‘Daisawa Art Festival’ as the only non-Japanese artist for the first time, together with international pianist Yuki Nakajima. Mauro displayed his new collection with a series of five solo exhibitions across Tokyo, one of which in collaboration with Starbucks.

One of his artworks was sold to international jazz singer Aki Yashiro.

Mauro’s practice of art is a constant attempt to achieve balance and purity through a minimal yet creative approach which mingles Western style with Japanese sensitivity. He likes to experiment with all the facets of imagery and subconscious, as well as with traditional techniques such as sumi, gyotaku (fish printing) and shodo (calligraphy).