Emerging Italian Contemporary Artists: The Ones to Watch

Art lovers are hungry to discover new contemporary artists bringing fresh talent and expressions of creativity. Have you heard of Piriongo, Ignazio Mazzeo, Matteo Gobbo and Laura Corre?

Art is always in movement. It takes reality and impresses it on canvas. Emerging artists are able to take on influences of the past to tell their own modernity with original offerings. Which Italian contemporary artists would be a good addition to your collection? Here are a few suggestions.  

Italian emerging artists

Contemporary art is much more than a hobby for collector. When you come into contact with promising aritsts you’re gaining a better understanding of out society and how it is expressed as art. The twentieth century was an age full of artistic (an literary) currents that came one after another, alternating and overlapping. In recent years fresh artistic sensitivity has come to light and continues to develop.

One of the most promising artists of recent times is Piriongo, born in 1975, whose work is characterized by its clear oneiric vein, offering up infinite potential. In his landscapes, real and surreal combine, enveloping characters and fantastic, holographic and flowing worlds.

His artistic path shows that he has been clear influenced by contemporary art of the 80s and has a shared intent. Currently some of his most interesting pieces are “Monalisa Win” and “Frida Love Flower”.

If we turn our attention to a completely different genre, one artist worthy of note is Matteo Gobbo. His large scale abstract composition “silence 94” expresses a sterile, lunar and almost architectonic atmosphere thanks to the three-dimensional nature of the plaster, which gives a nod to the classicism of Raphael. As you can see in the piece, Matteo Gobbo combines research into materials with deep introspective research that involves the artistic gesture in every aspect of the artist’s experience. The same reflection is clear in his work “Sleepers n.103”.

Ignazio Mazzeo brings an artistic offering that is completely different from Matteo Gobbo. There may be a strong influence by Haeckel but his works use a contemporary, light and oneiric language. “Sting” and “Plant C2” provide proof that his research focuses on deconstruction and reinventing natural shapes, turning them into fluorescent-colored obscure and enigmatic forms.

Next up is a more “figurative” artist (if that’s the right definition). Federico Lombardo is an artist who practices digital painting on fine paper. He’s a contemporary impressionist who fills the canvas with androgynous and dystopian figures, which are distressing but also full of life and depth. The art form finds full expression in his two Digital Portraits.

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In addition to the artist’s we’ve already mentioned, Laura Corre is another name to watch. She’s a realist artist who’d be better defined by the term "Artivist" due to the social engagement that is a constant presence in her body of work. The theme of women features heavily.

“Laura paints the many facets of the female world, offering a body of work that is rich in suggestions and charm.” Giovanni Masiello, art critic.

Laura Corre's art features in public and private collections and in recent years has been arousing the interest of galleries and private collectors.