Le voci dei pozzi
from 2 to 10 September 2023
Mirco Denicolò conducts research focused on the graphic dimension of ceramics whose starting point is the drawing intended as a meticulous preparatory phase, a moment of creative analysis, but also an element of activation of a wider process projected in a transmedia direction. Through pen drawing on paper, the artist delimits scenarios and invents characters, composes stories by combining memories and suggestions taken from his personal experiences and collective memory, giving life to stories in images which he then translates into ceramics. In this subsequent phase, the quick stroke of the pen slows down in the skillful and calibrated gesture of the design engraved on the surface of ceramic slabs inked by third firing. A translation of the sign that requires extended research time and precise steps to be performed in sequence in order to bring the work to full completion: from the selection of the bodies, to the composition of the glazes up to the calibration of the firings.
Mirco Denicolò was born in Cattolica (RN) in 1962. Graduated in 1981 at the State Institute of Art in Pesaro and in 1983 at the State Institute of Art in Faenza, he began to exhibit in 1987. Until 2003 he worked for the ceramic industry as a researcher. Since 1999 he has been a professor at the ISIA, Istituto Superiore Industrie Artistiche in Faenza and since 2008 he has taught drawing at the Minardi municipal drawing school in the same city. His works are present in public and private collections, in museums in Italy and abroad.
In recent years he has participated in numerous international events (China; Korea; Belgium, Denmark) and has exhibited in solo exhibitions of which the most relevant venues are mentioned: Fienile Fluò and Dumbo (Bologna), Gianetti Ceramic Museum (Saronno), Galleria The alley (Cesena), GULLIarte Gallery (Savona), Carlo Zauli Museum (Faenza), Ex Church of San Giuseppe (Faenza).
He has also participated in competitions, artist residencies and exhibitions including: "BACC 2022. Seeing the invisible" - Curated by Lorenzo Fiorucci, Francesca Pirozzi and Beatrice Conte - Tuscolano Museum and Scuderie Aldobrandini, Frascati (Rome); “Ethos – Keramikos 2022” curated by Vittorio Sgarbi, Sutri; "Contemporary sculpture in Italy" - National Gallery of Modern Art - Rome in 2013; 54th Venice Biennale - Italy Pavilion Emilia Romagna Region. Cloisters of San Pietro, Reggio Emilia in 2011.
It's dated 2022 "The voices of the wells" - Sound installation, Book, Video. Polaris editor, Faenza.