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BERGONZOLI

IN BAVARIA


Ironie ist begleitendes Stilmittel Mauro Bergonzolis, ihn verbindend mit vielen Künstlern einer

Strömung, über alle Diversifikationen hinweg: den Künstlern der Pop Art. Pop Art nicht im

Sinne einer endlichen Bewegung, die eine Epoche geprägt hat, sondern vielmehr als heterogenes

Formenvokabular, das seit seiner Entstehung die Unterscheidung zwischen Hoch- und

Alltagskultur nivelliert hat. Zwar greift die Bezeichnung „Neo-Pop-Art“ nicht allein, um Mauro

Bergonzolis Œuvre zu kategorisieren, zu facettenreich präsentiert es sich, doch ist die Nähe

des Künstlers zu der visuellen Ausdrucksweise der Pop Art nicht zu verhehlen. Durchgängig

finden sich in seinem Werk entsprechende Verortungen: Mit Roy Lichtenstein teilt Mauro

Bergonzoli die Beschränkung auf wenige Grundfarben und schwarz sowie die betonte Umrißzeichnung,

mit James Rizzi die humoreske Typisierung moderner Urbanität, mit Keith Haring

die schematische Ikonosierung der Comic-Sprache, mit Jeff Koons die Nobilitierung des

künstlerischen Kitsches und mit Mel Ramos schließlich die Wahl des Sujets: Die Darstellung

von Frauen. Doch auch für die Gestaltung dieses bevorzugten Motivs in seinem Œuvre gilt,

was Francesca Bianucci einst konstatierte: „Bergonzoli doesn‘t want to own reality, as Pop-

Art does, he wants to create his own and personal reality within it.“ 1 2

Kunsthistorikerin Dr. Sonja Lechner M.A.

1 47 Caoscity‘s di Mauro Bergonzoli. Ausstellungskatalog Buenos Aires 2007, S. 21.

2 „Und ewig lockt das Weib.“ Göttinnen im Œuvre von Mauro Bergonzoli, Ausstellungskatalog München 2012, S.18

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Irony is the accompanying stylistic device of Mauro Bergonzoli, connecting him with many

artists of one movement, above all diversifications: the artists of Pop Art. Pop Art not in the

sense of one movement which shaped an era, rather much more as heterogenic vocabulary

of forms, which since its birth has leveled the distinction between high and everyday culture.

Indeed, the term “Neo-Pop-Art” is not enough to categorize the Œuvre of Mauro Bergonzoli,

which presents itself so rich in facets, yet the closeness of the artist to the visual manner of

expression of Pop Art is clear. Throughout his work one can find corresponding similarities:

With Roy Lichtenstein Mauro Bergonzoli shares the limitation to few base colors and black as

well as emphasized contour drawing, with James Rizzi the humoresque typecast of modern

urbanity, with Keith Haring the schematic iconography of the language of comics, with Jeff

Koons the ennoblement of artistic Kitsch and with Mel Ramos finally the choice of subject:

The portrayal of Women. Yet also for the creation of this his preferred motif in his Œuvre

applies what Francesca Bianucci once stated: “ Bergonzoli doesn’t want to own reality, as

Pop-Art does, he wants to create his own and personal reality within it.”

Art Historian Dr. Sonja Lechner M.A.

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The Blue Rider – 2014, 120 x 150 cm, acrylic on canvas


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Oktoberfest – 2010, 100 x 100 cm, acrylic on canvas

Moon Dance – 2013, 100 x 100 cm, acrylic on canvas


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Green Pasta – 2009, 100 x 100 cm, acrylic on canvas

Risotto Royale – 2009, 100 x 100 cm, acrylic on canvas


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Coco Bongo Pasta – 2009, 100 x 100 cm, acrylic on canvas

Gazpacho – 2013, 100 x 100 cm, acrylic on canvas


14 The Last Supper – 2009,

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100 x 150 cm, acrylic on canvas


16 Waterlilies

dyptic – 2014,

150 x 240 cm,

acrylic on canvas

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Bavarian Bunny – homage to Andy – 2014, 60 x 60 cm, acrylic on canvas

Blue Fashion – 2010, 100 x 100 cm, acrylic on canvas


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Water Lilies – 2013, 70 x 120 cm, acrylic on canvas

Canal Grande – 2014, 65 x 100 cm, acrylic on canvas


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Wake up America – 2009, 100 x 100 cm, acrylic on canvas

Palm Beach – 2011, 100 x 100 cm, acrylic on canvas


left hand

24 Psychoanalysis ? – 2010, 120 x 170 cm, acrylic on canvas, private collection

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right hand


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Ferrari – 2011, 70 x 120 cm, acrylic on canvas

Gold on the Beach – 2011, 60 x 120 cm, acrylic on canvas


28 Wonderland – 2013,

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100 x 150 cm,

acrylic on wood


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S.Giorgio Neo Pop – 2013, 150 x 100 cm, acrylic on canvas


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Security Control – 2009, 100 x 150 cm, acrylic on canvas, private collection

Safari Taxi – 2009, 100 x 150 cm, acrylic on canvas, private collection


WHO IS

MAURO

BERGONZOLI?

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38 Fresco – 10 meters x 3 meters – Portofino

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Magic Coat – black and white

“Gaucho” Fresco – 2007 private Ranch

in Salta Argentina, detail

Mauro Bergonzoli for HIRMER – 2014

“L’estanciera” Mauro Bergonzoli Exhibition

at the Museo del Tigre – Argentina

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Exhibitions:

Mauro Bergonzoli

international

contemporary artist

Born December 24th 1965

in Milan Italy.

Painting, drawing, animation, film,

sculpture and design.

Although he started selling his drawings

at age 14, Mauro Bergonzoli’s professional

career was in advertising. He is

known as one of Italy’s most successful

creative advertising directors. In 2000,

he began working as a full-time artist.

He currently lives and works in his Atelier

in Bavaria - Germany.

Country Atelier

Kohlstattstraße 8

87757 Kirchheim - Tiefenried

Germany

www.maurobergonzoli.com

2014 Bergonzoli in Bavaria – Exhibition

Bayrische National Museum –

Munich, Germany

2014 Mozart - Exhibition Gut Bannacker

– Augsburg, Germany

2014 Mauro Bergonzoli – selected

works – Hubert Burda Media –

Communication Highway –

Munich, Germany

2014 Magic Bunnies – Exhibition at

Egerner Höfe – Rottach Egern,

Germany

2013 Pferd International, Munich,

Germany

2012 “Göttinnen” – De Martino Gallery,

Munich, Germany

2012 “Magic Kisses” – for Wrigley’s

Spearmint, Galerie Einstein –

Berlin, Germany

2012 Moving Images” Scheublein Fine

Art Gallery, St. Moritz, Switzerland

2011 “The Magic Trip“ Galerie Terminus,

Munich, Germany

2010 “Finissage“ Fürst Fugger Privatbank,

Augsburg, Germany

2009 “Living and Modern Art“ –

Fürst Fugger Privatbank, Augsburg

Germany

2008 Galleria A.S. Contemporanea,

Forli – Museo Mim, San Pietro in

Cerro – Villa Arconati, Milano, Italy

2008 Museo de Arte Tigre, Buenos

Aires, Argentina

200 Galleria A. S., Milano –

Venice Art Fair, Forli – 52

Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

Autoria Art Gallery, Buenos Aires,

Argentina

2006 Galleria Bocca, Milano, Galleria

A.S. Contemporanea, Forli –

Museo del Parco, Portofino, Italy

2004 Galleria A.S., Milano – Galleria

Studio, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2003 Wilson Art Gallery, Montevideo,

Uruguay

2000 Galleria Studio, Buenos Aires,

Argentina

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Group Exhibitions:

Advertising and Film in Milan, Italy

Other Projects:

2013 “Lebensmotor. Was uns antreibt”

– Mercedes Benz Headquarters,

Munich, Germany

2013 Domaine des Arts – St. Tropez,

France

2011 “Wunderkunst Vernissage”

Wunderkunst, Art de Vivre, Munich,

Germany

2011 Polo + Art – Berenberg Polo

Derby – Flo Peters Gallery –

Hamburg, Germany

2010 Omeoart, Boiron - Homeopathic

Medicine, Lyon,France

2008 Omeoart, Piacenza, Italy –

Fondazione D´ars Oscar Signorini,

Castell´Arquato, Italy

2007 Omeoart, Milano, Italy – Il Colore

Del Domani, Palazzo Ducale,

Genova, Italy

Artfairs:

2012 “Grafik 12” Art FAIR , Zurich,

Switzerland

2011 Art Miami, Art FAIR, Miami, USA

2011 Art Fair 21, Köln, Germany

2007 Biennale Venezia, live performance

for 100 giorni Joseph Buys –

2007 Venezia, Italy

1984 First publications of cartoons and

storylines for Corrier Boy Cartoon

Magazine

1985 Free lance art director and illustrator

for Unilever, Minolta, Ferrero,

Mercedes, Bayer, Lipton Ice Tea,

1991 Creative director for Transatlantic

Milano advertising agency

1993 First advertising agency “Reclam“

working for Casio, Lorenz, and BAI

BANK

1995 Joint venture with Landó Nardi

agency advertising products

for Ferrero, Invicta Sport Wear,

De Fonseca, Ras Bank

1997 Joint venture with “No advertising“

agency producing campaigns for

Diadora Sport Wear, Ferrero, Scarpe

e Scarpe, Nardi cucine, Ciao Web

social network for Fiat

1997 Opens advertising agency “Los

Angeles“ inventing special products

for clients: Kinder Surprise,

San Carlo Chips, Wackos, Ferrero

Nutella seasonal campaigns,

Varadero Rum, Carrera sun glasses

1998/ Director of short films animation

2003 made for Ferrero “Esta Thé“ and

Kinder Surprise, Nutella Christmas,

Executive, Ciao Web, Geox shoes,

San Carlo Chips

2014 Mauro Bergonzoli for converse –

limited edition –

www.notlikeyou.com

2014 Handpainted 6Liter Wine Bottle for

Tribute to Bambi charity auction –

children in need

2014 Mozart Festival – Augsburg –

Exhibition, live painting and charity

auction for gifted children in music

2013 Rita Hayworth 30th Alzheimer‘s

Association Gala – Waldorf Astoria

New York City – Mauro Bergonzoli

painting donated for the silent

charity auction

2013 Charity project with Gut Aiderbichl

and Mauro Bergonzoli

2013 Hadassah Hospital charity donation

of a painting as well as a painted

Mercedes Benz Smart car

2013 Lebenshilfe München e.V. received

a donation for a Mauro Bergonzoli

painting auctioned off for charity

during the Pferd International 2013

in Munich, Germany

2012 Ritzenhoff “my little Darling”

Espresso Cup – designed by Mauro

Bergonzoli – available online

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The Artist with his Contessa Franziska, ex-wife #1, ex-wife #2 and 4 daughters.


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