Gastone Cecconello

Gastone Cecconello

Salussola, Piemonte, Italy

About Gastone Cecconello

Gastone Cecconello (Vercelli, 1942) is an artist with inexhaustible creative flair and he expresses himself through all the means available to him: from engraving to painting, from sculpture to mixed media. All his works show an endless struggle between the matter consistency and the desire to go back to the simplicity of origins, between the seductive beauty of iron, of wood, of stone and the brightness of colored pastes and of pastel lines, which fill and liven up the surfaces which they are laid on. Solitary researcher standing out from the crowd, tireless and tenacious experimenter, but intolerant by nature of art belief systems and of social belongings as well, Cecconello comes from a long history which allows him to be a leading figure in the national art scene. He lives and works in Piemonte, in the province of Biella.

Education

Accademia di Belle Arti - Vercelli

Exhibitions

1960/1970
Palazzo dei Centori, Vercelli
Chiostro di Sant’Andrea, Vercelli
Salone Dugentesco, Vercelli

1970/1980
Galleria d’Arte Bonicelli, Milano
Centro Arte Olmio, Torino
Castello di Moncalieri, Torino
Galleria d’Arte Artetre, Alessandria
Rassegna d’Arte Moderna alla Galleria Rotaross, Novara
40 Artisti italiani alla Galleria d’Arte Acquario 3, Casale Monferrato
Città di Vercelli, Auditorium Santa Chiara, Vercelli

1980/1990
Galleria d’Arte San Paolo, Bologna
1° Premio Gaudenzio Ferrari, XX Mostra Naz. d’Arte Contemporanea, Santhià (Vercelli)
ARCO Arte Contemporanea, Madrid
Galleria d’Arte Fumagalli, Bergamo
Galleria d’Arte San Paolo, Bologna
Staats und Universität Bibliotek, Hamburg
Galleria d’Arte Trefcentrum, Rotterdam
Staats und Universität Bibliotek, Hamburg
Vereniging Volksuniversiteit, Rotterdam
Galleria d’Arte Diagrammi, Napoli
Columbia University, New York
1° Premio speciale, XXVI Mostra Nazionale d’Arte Contemporanea, Santhià (Vercelli)
Galleria d’Arte Selearte, Padova
Città di Vercelli, Auditorium Santa Chiara
Galleria d’Arte Tardy Enschede, Amsterdam
Palazzo Carpaneda, Lonato (Brescia)
LineArt Gent, Gent (Belgium)
Pittura in Europa dal 1959 al 1989 alla Galleria d’Arte Margherita, Alessandria

1990/2000
LineArt Gent, Gent (Belgio)
Columbia University, New York
Palazzo della Regione Piemonte, Torino
Artefiera, Bologna
Vereniging Volksuniversiteit, Rotterdam (Olanda)
Staats und Universität Bibliotek, Hamburg (Germania)
Boycot Art Gallery, Bruxelles (Belgio)
New Art Promotion Gallery, Munchen (Germania)
Piccolo Studio della Basilica di S. Andrea, Vercelli
Domus Jani, Illasi (Verona)
Par les yeux du langage, Marseille (Francia)
Galleria d’Arte Raffi, Merano
Rocca di Umbertide, Perugia
Trevi FlashArt Museum, Trevi (Perugia)
Circolo Ufficiali, Torino
1° Premio speciale Cinquantenario della Resistenza, XXXII Mostra Nazionale d’Arte Contemporanea, Santhià (Vercelli)
Galleria d’Arte Eos, Milano
Omega Arte, Reggio Calabria
Galleria d’Arte Eos, Lugano
Stadtteather Fürt, Fürt (Germania)
Salle Privée Art Gallery, Malindi (Kenya)
Le Moulin de Ventabren Gallery, Ventabren (Francia)
Comune di San Benedetto del Tronto (Ancona)
Galleria d’Arte Tutti i sensi, Düsseldorf (Germania)

2000-2010
Galleria d’Arte Man Arte, Parigi
MAM Museo d’Arte Moderna, Gazoldo degli Ippoliti – Mantova
Palais de la mer, Cavalaire sur mer – Provence
M.A.D.N.10, Castenedolo – Brescia