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"Two Works by Davide Tirelli to Sell at Auction"
2006-12-15 until 2006-12-15
Schuler Auktionen
Zurich, , CH Switzerland

Davide Tirelli, Italian contemporary artist living in Cannes is more and more known and well appreciated on the Cote d’Azur. He is always been very sensitive regarding humanitarian causes and he was invited at charity auction held on 1st December in Monaco defended by H.S.H. Princesse Stéphanie for the Fight Aids Association Monaco. One of his beautiful works: “Les Témoins”, 100 x 81 cm, mixed media on canvas, was sold between 7’000/8’000 Euro. On 15th December at the most important Swiss auction house Schuler Auktionen in Zurich-Switzerland, two works will be sold.Davide Tirelli has been a Premiere Portfolio Artist at absolutearts.com since March 2006.

Works: “Il dono”, 62 x 50,5 cm, mixed media on paperboard, 4’000/5’330 Euro and “I fratelli Grimm”, 25 x 35 cm, mixed media on paperboard, 2’000/2'670 Euro. Please visit http://www.davidetirelli.com for more information about the auction.

In order to understand Tirelli’s way of visualizing art it is necessary to consider the parallel between two époques: that of the fall of the Roman Empire and ours (the apogee of information and of fashion). The former produced the “laus fumi et pulveris” (eulogy to smoke and dust) which shows how a decadent society with no cultural prospects could vocally exalt anything whatsoever. Contemporary art, made up of works that more and more often require an “instruction handbook” to be understood, is showing signs of the same perverse and dangerous effect of that Latin saying of almost two thousand years ago: deprive people of imagination, of freedom of interpretation, of the possibility of comparing their own tastes, of their own feelings towards the work of art itself.

The work of Davide Tirelli keeps the deepness of the unconscious intact, and therefore the dream through a twisted language, that boils and explodes in almost sonorous forms. It is such an innovative and avant-guarde art form that it should be breathed, not understood. He says, “… these days the artist has the responsibility and moral duty of not creating in people alienation or a sense of inadequacy towards a work of art. In order to avoid a possible cultural collapse it makes sense that the artist act in a revolutionary fashion, certainly not producing the artist’s faeces in a jar as was done 40 years ago, but by returning to “humble” himself in front of the canvas, the material, the immediate creative process, making himself the humble interpreter of universal values that allow the spectator to hear something good happen in his mind. There is the need to forcefully burst, and in the direction of Life.

Born the 7 March 1967. He lives and works between Cannes and Milan. With a background in the Classics, he first expressed his curiosity in the world of art through his involvement in the Academic world of Milan (where he studied during the period 1988-1990), and subsequently by studying history of art, costume and colour.

He has displayed his works in several group and personal exhibitions in Europe and the United States. He has also collaborated in staging some important theatrical pieces, among them the prestigious “Hamlet Suite” by Carmelo Bene. His works are among those in a number of contemporary art collections, both private and public (one of which is that of UBS in Switzerland). In 2002 he realized the “Scudo Pardo”, the prestigious prize of the Locarno Film Festival. Among his admirers are Luciano Pavarotti and Sharon Stone. The latter, acting as auctioneer during an auction for charity in Cannes last May, sold one of his canvases.

More of Davide Tirelli's art can be viewed in his Portfolio at http://www.absolutearts.com/portfolios/t/tirelli/

Davide Tirelli
Title: Il dono
Year Created: 2006
Medium: Assemblage
Width: 51 cm
Height: 61 cm

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