Gianfranco Asveri

# Gianfranco Asveri was born in Fiorenzuola d’Arda in 1948, lives and works at the Gasperini in the Piacenza hills in the company of his dogs. He did not attend academies or pursue other artistic studies but, after a difficult childhood and adolescence, in 1969 he began to paint, finding a reason for living in art. After an initial period in which he expressed himself with a traditional figurative language, since the eighties his painting has reached a more instinctive and personal gesture, rich in color and matter, close to the expressionism of Art Brut. Representative of a strongly instinctual and emotional painting style, Asveri attacks the surface with an overbearing and primitive gesture, which, however, allows it to coexist with other less perceptible expressive matrices, like the memory of artistic images. With a deep and vital inspiration, Asveri's painting comes from the observation of reality: the animals that the artist collects and cares for, with whom he lives and whom he loves above all else, to which he dedicates drawings, paintings and poems. The newspaper Sole24Ore recently reported him among the ten leading artists of the Italian art market. Critics such as Luca Beatrice have written about him, Paolo Blendinger, Beatrice Buscaroli, Luciano Caprile, Martina Corgnati, Maurizio Corgnati, Elda Fezzi, Stefano Fugazza, Flaminio Gualdoni, Elisabetta Longari, Lorenzo Kamel, Domenico Montalto, Nicoletta Pallini, Elena Pontiggia, Giovanni Quaglino, Alessandro Riva, Marco Rosci, Maurizio Sciaccalunga, Giorgio Severo, the poet Ferdinando Cogni, Ivana D'Agostino and Claudio Vela.

AVAILABLE WORKS

ASVER0143 Mixed technique sequence on canvas 80x160 cm - 1991
ASVER0027 Backyard stories mixed media on paper on board 50x70 cm - 2003
ASVER0029 Courtyard stories mixed media on paper on board 50x70 cm - 2003
ASVER0121 Traveling fairy tales mixed technique on wood 70x70 cm - 2008
ASVER0100 Home sweet home mixed media on canvas 60x80 cm - 2007
ASVER0141 Paths paths mixed media on canvas 90x90 cm - 2005
ASVER0151 With hours 17.00 mixed media on wood 50x110 cm - 2012
ASVER0152 With hours 14.00 mixed media on wood 50x110 cm - 2012
ASVER0155 Memories mixed media on wood 45x55 cm - 2104
ASVER0156 Memories mixed media on wood 60x40 cm - 2014
ASVER0157 Memories mixed media on wood 40x60 cm - 2014
ASVER0162 Memories mixed media on wood 42x42 cm - 2014
ASVER0164 Memories mixed media on wood 72x93 cm - 2014
ASVER0166 Memories mixed media on wood 72x93 cm - 2014
ASVER0167 Memories mixed media on paper on board 28x34 cm - 2014
ASVER0168 Memories mixed media on paper on board 27.5x34 cm - 2014
ASVER0169 Memories mixed media on paper on board 30.5x30.5 cm - 2014

Exhibitions of the artist in the gallery