Ceroli nel Mondo
Witty and genius are the characteristics that mark Mario Ceroli as a renowned artist, and never the less his success, it has maintained him as an avid artisan. Every single one of his precious collections is due to constant hard work, which drives him to give life in every unique sculpted piece giving them beauty and harmony within their own dimensions.
This great artist is well known in Europe and around the world due to his linear art, and due to the fact that he is considered one of the protagonists of the revolution of contemporary art from the 1960’s. In all of his sculptures, the key element is to experiment with raw material and to transform intrinsically the value of paintings of the 1900 into real objects. The international fame of Mario Ceroli started straight from the beginning of his career in 1966 with the nomination award of the Biennale of Venice, crucial moment in the artists’ career, marking the beginning of his fame as an artist in the world.
After his first experiences with ceramics, Mario Ceroli approaches the Dada movement and the Arte Povera working especially with wood. Precisely in this environment, his creations take on life with his most renowned masterpieces such as: Uomo di Leonardo (1964), La Cena (1966), Cassa Sistina (1966), La Porta (1981), Giorno (1982) e Notte (1982).
The Cassa Sistina of 1966 honored him with a student grant of Golin that allowed him to move to New York for three years.
In 1975 he was assigned to do the interior design of the Church of Portorotondo and a few years after in 1988 the church of Santa Maria Madre del Redentore of Tor Bella Monaca in Rome.
Particularly relevant is the cycle dedicated to Pinocchio in 2001, where he is recognized for his scenography. In Berlin at the Gallerie Rene Block in 1969 he is known for his theatrical performance. Amongst his private art showings, you can admire his work in the Museum of the Capital of Beijing in 1999, and then the National Museum of Art in Buenos Aires and Castel St. Angelo in Rome, both in the year 2000.