Mauro Bergonzoli

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Mauro Bergonzoli

Mauro Bergonzoli (b. December 24th, 1965 in Milan Italy) is best known for his Neo-Pop style and genre-defying modern interpretation of classic draftsmanship. Mauro began his art journey at a very young age, mastering the art of precision and drawing while working the machines in his father’s engraving studio. He sold his first comics and artworks while attending art school in Italy. His talent caught the attention of several prominent advertising agencies in Milan, who promptly recruited the young artist. A 25-year-long successful career in advertising and as creative director of commercial and animation films for clients like Ferrero and Geox followed. In 2000 Bergonzoli chose to focus exclusively on his own art with successful gallery and museum exhibitions in cities such as Portofino, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Hong Kong, Milan, St. Moritz, Miami, Munich, Hamburg, Cologne, Berlin, Bologna, Ravenna, Augsburg, Venice and Palm Beach.

Director of the Museums & Art Collections Augsburg Dr. Christof Trepesch summarizes Bergonzoli’s style during his recent museum exhibition “MAGIC ROCOCO” at the historic Schaezlerpalais:

“Mauro Bergonzoli is a painter of the Neo-Pop, a virtuoso of precise lines and radiant colouring. He captures and interprets his surroundings with strong linear work and joyous eye-catching chromaticity often enticing his viewer to smile. The Pop Artist observes the world with his own iconic eye. He commands a profound knowledge of art history, which he plays with and mirrors in his compositions with great ease while frequently adding skilful strokes of irony. His original profession is graphic advertising, cartoon drawing, which forms his artistic and technical foundation. The visual universe Mauro manifests is reminiscent of the vivid loudness and figurative language of the advertising world as well as the art of comic-strip illustration with entertaining elements of fantasy. He transports refreshing canvases into the contemporary inspired by his “Swabian Giverny”, the artists idyllic family residence and creative factory. With the cycle of the “Water Lilies” he leaves the overly graphic solidification behind and opens himself up more to the possibilities of color. As a painting graphic artist he has gradually developed new themes, perspectives and points of view over the past two decades.“

His artistic language is greatly influenced by his spiritual inner landscape, drawing on childhood memories like his mother’s blue eyes, one of which she lost to cancer during his early childhood, replacing it with a glass eye and leaving an everlasting impression on the artist. With his iconic trademarks – the blue Bergonzoli eye & his famous character “The Magic Bunny” who symbolises humour, magic, and productivity, he observes the world from within his paintings with a positive and often ironic point of view. For Playboy Germany’s 50th anniversary 2022 he was asked to create the Cover artwork and painted an explosion of magic bunnies in awe of a classic Bergonzoli beauty. As father of 5 daughters and grandfather to currently 1 granddaughter, Mauro’s artwork shows his deep admiration for women and reminds his viewer of the power of humour, beauty and love.

BIOGRAPHY

1965
in Mailand, Italien geboren

1998 bis 2006
Creative Art Director and illustrator

ab 2000
Tätigkeit als freischaffender Künstler

EXHIBITIONS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020s

2023
“Magic World” – Galerie Barbara von Stechow (Frankfurt, Germany)
“Mauro Bergonzoli” – Tratzberg Castle (Tirol, Austria)

2022
“Mauro Bergonzoli” – EVEY Fine Art Gallery (Palm Beach, USA)
Cover Painting for Playboy Germany (50th anniversary)
„Mauro Bergonzoli“ – Museum Schaezlerpalais (Augsburg, Germany)

 2021
Art & Music with pianist Sebastian Knauer –
Country Atelier (Kirchheim i. Schwaben, Germany)

 2020
„AMORE“ – Art & Coffee exhibition, DINZLER (Irschenberg, Germany)

2010s

2019 
58th Biennale di Venezia, Belmond Hotel Cipriani (Venice, Italy)
„Art Party“ – Art & Coffee exhibition – DINZLER (Irschenberg, Germany)

2018
„Art & Coffee“ Exhibition – DINZLER (Irschenberg, Germany)

 2017
“Mauro Bergonzoli”, Awethentic Gallery (Hong Kong, China)

2016
“Winterzauber“ / “winter magic “ exhibition with Hubert Burda Media (Offenburg, Germany)
“From Picasso & Miro to contemporary artists“, Museum Site Oud Sint-Jan di Bruges, Belgium
Bergonzoli in Bavaria – Bavarian National Museum (Munich, Germany)
Art & Music with Gerhard Polt, Country Atelier
(Kirchheim i. Schwaben, Germany)
Creative Art and Food, Terra Madre, Museo MIIT (Torino, Italy)
“Jakob in Venedig“ / “Jacob in Venice“ – Fuerst Fugger Private Bank (Augsburg, Germany)

 2015
Jaguar White Nights (Tegernsee, Germany)

 2014
„Bergonzoli in Bavaria“ – Bavarian National Museum (Munich, Germany)
„Mozart“ Exhibition, Gut Bannacker (Augsburg, Germany)
Mauro Bergonzoli – selected works, Hubert Burda Media – Munich, Germany
“Magic Bunnies” – exhibition – Egerner Höfe (Rottach Egern, Germany)

 2013
Bergonzoli Art, Rita Hayworth, 30th Alzheimer‘s Association Gala–Waldorf Astoria, New York, USA
Pferd International – Munich, Germany

 2012
„Göttinnen” – De Martino Gallery (Munich, Germany)

2011
“Magic Kisses” – for Wrigley’s Spearmint, Galerie Einstein (Berlin, Germany)
“Moving Images”- Scheublein Fine Art Gallery (St. Moritz, Switzerland)
“The Magic Trip“, Galerie Terminus (Munich, Germany)

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2010s

2019  
58th Biennale di Venezia – Venice, Italy
“Angeli e Artisti” Exhibition – (Siena, Italy)
“Yoko Ono – Peace is Power” MdbK – Museum of Fine Arts (Leipzig, Germany)

2018
“Angeli e Artisti” Exhibition – Monza, Italy

2017
Art Basel Hong Kong, live painting performance
“Women in Focus”- Awethentic Gallery (Hongkong, China)

2013
„Lebensmotor. Was uns antreibt” – Mercedes Benz Headquarters (Munich, Germany)
Domaine des Arts (St. Tropez, France)

 2011
„Wunderkunst Vernissage” Wunderkunst, Art de Vivre – (Munich, Germany)
„Polo + Art“ – Berenberg Polo Derby – Flo Peters Gallery (Hamburg, Germany)

 2010
Omeoart, Boiron – Homeopathic Medicine (Lyon, France)

2010s

2008
Galleria A.S. Contemporanea (Forli, Italy)
Museo Mim, San Pietro (Cerro, Italy)
Villa Arconati (Milano, Italy)
Museo de Arte Tigre – Buenos Aires, Argentinien

 2007
Galleria A. S. (Milano, Italy)
Venice Art Fair (Forli, Italy)
Autoria Art Gallery (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
52nd Biennale di Venezia (Venice, Italy)

2006
Galleria Bocca (Milano, Italy)
Galleria A.S. Contemporanea (Forli, Italy)
Museo del Parco (Portofino, Italy)

2004
Galleria A.S. (Milano, Italy)
Galleria Studio (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

 2003
Wilson Art Gallery (Montevideo, Uruguay)