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Nicola De Maria (was born in 1954 in Foglianise BN) lives and works in Turin.

Considered one of the so-called "magnificent five" of the Italian Transavanguardia, his works dating back to the first phase of production are drawings in pencil, pastel, oil and watercolors. Since the end of the seventies, in addition to works on canvas, he has created wall paintings with a spiritual value, so much so that the work transcends the boundaries of the painting and occupies the exhibition space with the creation of environments. Unlike the other exponents of the Transavantgarde current, as Sandro Chia, Francesco Clemente, Enzo Cucchi and Mimmo Paladino, his work remains more focus on abstractionism.


Some of the past expositions: 

  • (2015)Mazzoleni, Torino

  • (2012) Museo Centro Pecci, Prato

  • (2004) Museo Macro, Roma

  • (2013) Galleria Civica di Arte Moderna, Torino

  • (1994) Musèe des Beaux Arts Nimes

  • (1985) Kunsthalle Basel

Permanently collected by: 

  • Castello di Rivoli, Torino

  • Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

  • Centre G.Pompidou

 "Adventure painting", 
18 x 24 cm,
 oil on canvas

NicolaDeMaria_woolbrige gallery
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