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Walter Capezzali

Walter Capezzali

Mixing ancient and modern. Walter Capezzali, architect, graphic designer, scene-painter, and historian of ceremonial is born in Foligno, Umbria, Italy on 7.1.1949. He makes collages since 1970.

Walter Capezzali an architect lent to art. Revisiting the classic Greek poems in a contemporary key is not an easy thing. Often there is the risk of giving readings that are not in keeping with the author’s true thinking. Walter Capezzali, on the other hand, manages to obtain sensational results, even playing on the irony and sometimes on the physicality of the characters.
Mixing ancient and modern, for some, is like mixing sacred and profane. Here the mix is natural and above all successful.
Ulysses grappling with his journey or gods fighting with each other, seen through modern advertising images without losing their original meaning, is the demonstration of how this artist manages to synthesize without losing details, playing without falling into the absurd.

PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS
“Straziami ma di baci saziami” (“tear me but sate me with your kisses”) 54 collage at The Delfina Palace Hotel – Foligno 16-17 May, 2009
Exhibition at Atelier/ Art studio Antonio Persichini – Foligno/ Sant’Eraclio: event of 16 September 2009
The personal exhibition inside the show “Sposi d’Autore” – Caserta, ex-Bourbon barracks: 22 – 25 October 2009
Exhibition at Atelier Fantauzzi Home Design – concept store: “Il design incontra la materia” – Perugia: 14 – 30 November 2010
Christmas Event at the shopping arcade “Le Scale di Porta Romana” – Foligno: 7 – 31 December 2010
“Mythology” at “Acero Rosso” Art Gallery in Sarteano: 8 -11 December 2011
“Mythology” 48 collage at Santa Maria della Misericordia – Perugia: 17 – 25 November 2012
“Mythology” 72 collage at Santa Maria Laurentia, Bevagna: 6 – 14 December 2014
Taking part in the event: “34 artists per Benozzo Gozzoli (charity auction for the restoration of the “Madonna della cintola” by Benozzo Gozzoli in Montefalco: 24 May 2015
“Fiabe al Ghiottone” 12 tales at the Ghiottone Restaurant – Foligno/Sant’Eraclio: August 2015 – January 2016
“Amore e Psiche” (“Eros and Psyche”) – 71 collage at Palazzo Primavera – Terni – St. Valentine’s Day: 10 – 26 February 2017
“A Tavola con gli Dei” (“At Table with the Gods”), on the occasion of the presentation of “Tacuinum de’ Apparecchiatura”, by the same author, at the la Atelier Gallery “Monnalisa” – Foligno, October – December 2018
Exhibition: “Emporium and Walter Capezzali”, collage exhibition “Mythology”, Space Atelier Emporium “@abito qui 125” – Foligno, Corso Cavour, 2019
“Il paesaggio Mitologico” (“ The Mythologic Landscape”): 21collage inside the exhibition “La Natura – un fecondo territorio narrativo”). Perugia: Santa Maria della Misericordia: 26 Jenuary – 17 February 2019.
“A Tavola con gli Dei” (“At Table with the Gods”) – Exhibition in “grottega” – “Mesolab” ceramics workshop in Laterza (TA): 27 July – 11 August 2019.
Taking part in collective exhibitions by Art Gallery Oxigene:
Perugia, Rocca Paolina: 16 – 29 June, 2018/ 4 -13 November, 2018
• International Art Shopping – Cinema Festival Palace – Cannes: 27 – 29 July 2018
• “Art Shopping” Paris, Carrousel du Louvre: 19 – 21 October 2018

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