mario rossi

mario rossi

pomezia, rome

About mario rossi

I was born in Naples (Italy) and now I live in Rome the city that I set off from and the city I go back to. I’m involved in photography since the late seventies years gradually supporting the need for deeper search for a language to identify with.
My point of view is influenced by my painterly vision of a place, which I transform into a photograph. This interpretation derives from my personal study of the modern tradition of the abstract-figurative “-isms” typical of the early twentieth-century avant-garde movements in the arts.
Geometry is certainly an important aspect of my research. "Forms and trace elements are repeated with an attention to mathematics and music.The composition is arranged in a pattern that produces harmony and refers to a symphonic score of lights and figures interspersed with fragments of stories surprised from analytical look and similar to choreographies". (S.Petronici)
I have exhibited in several galleries in Rome, Milan, Venice, Florence, Lecce, Naples, Amsterdam, Paris, London, New York, Philadelphia, Berlin and Dubai.
The artwork Travellers # 1 is present in the collections of the Philadelphia University of the Arts and of the France Public Library.


I studied Architecture in Rome (Italy).


Main solo-exhibitions:
Evidenza della forma, Officine Fotografiche, Roma, 2001;
Museografie, galleria Acta International, FotoGrafia Festival Internazionale di Roma, 2006;
Walking, galleria Gallerati, Roma, 2007;
Flussi Geometrici, Complesso di Vicolo Valdina della Camera dei Deputati, Roma, 2014.

Main group-exhibitions:
Territori di Confine, galleria PrimoPianoLivinGallery, Lecce, 2008;
Fuori3, galleria Gallerati, Roma, 2008;
Expectations NY, The Invisible Dog, New York, 2010;
Affordable Art Fair, Amsterdam, 2011;
Prix de la Decouverte, Salon de la Photo, Parigi, 2013;
The Photo Review, Best of Show, Gallery 1401, Philadelphia, 2013;
Out of Norm, Werkkunst Gallery, Berlino, 2015;
START Fair, Saatchi Gallery, London, 2015;
Italian Art Fair Dubai, Gallery of light, Dubai, 2015;
Affordable Art Fair, StudioPiù, Milan, 2016

Main awards:
Honorable mention at the FNAC Attention Talent Photo for the work Evidence of shape, 2006;
selected author for competitions Premio Celeste and Celeste Prize International, Italy, 2009;
overall winner in the category Photography and Digital Graphics in the 2010 edition of the Premio Celeste Italy;
finalist at the second edition of Donkey Art Prize, 2012;
winner at XVI International Art Award Massenzio, Roma, 2013;
winner at The Best Shots International UK, Richmond, 2013;
finalist at the International Fine Art Award at The Gran Prix de la Decouverte, Paris, 2013;
third place winner at The Photo Pholio Review, Philadelphia, 2013;
honorable mention at IPA, International Photography Awards in 2011, 2013 e 2014;
honorable mention at Mifa I, Moscow, 2014;
honorable mention at Mifa II, Moscow, 2016;
finalist at Premio Arte Roma, 2016;
second place at IPA 2016, International Photography Awards, professional section, Architecture, Interiors;
honorable mention at Mifa 2020, Moscow