no man's land
first solo show in Napoli at Galleria Luigi Solito
Dec.2021 - Feb 2022
"In "No man's land", a meiosis of geometric perfection, we witness the unraveling of a selective aesthetic perspective enriched by a certain capacity for synthesis, free from any kind of frills, in which the works of art are irrefutably understood as the result of an eternal and harmonious aesthetic balance that takes into account the power of the images, the perfection of the shapes and the effectiveness of the colors. All this allows Baio to illuminate even the so-called "shadow areas"; in fact, all the paintings in the exhibition are metaphorically an exposition of the enigma, in which the "luminous darkness" paradoxically reveals the void, not to be mistakenly understood with a nihilistic tone, with the hope of going forward in order to absorb all the energy productive here present. On the other hand, in the words of Kazimir Malevič, art is a model of behavior and a project of existence, aimed at defining a zero degree of art and society in which in a "new way of feeling the world", strongly characterized by a pure sensitivity, however ontological, cryptic and probably utopian, silence reigns supreme and becomes a majestic and telluric creative force always ready to stimulate the emotional, cognitive and mental sphere of the bystander to whom, deliberately, the 'last word. (Domenico.de.Chirico.)"
2018 Graduated in Painting summa cum laude, Venice Academy of Fine Arts.
2019 - 13° Arte Laguna Prize
2018 - ArtNight Venice - Accademia belle Arti di Venezia
2018 - Atelier 12, Venice fine arts academy with Luca Reffo.
Born in Lecco, Italy
Lives & works in Lecco & Venice, IT
Mauro Baio was born on the 6th of May 1991 in Lecco, a small town located between Milan and the Swiss border, situated between the lake and the mountains and characterized by its beautiful views and unique landscapes. This singular en- vironment leads to a natural infatuation for the dichotomy and the contrast between lights and shadows, which derive from its shape. This is the setting in which the propension for drawing be- came a passion and brought the artist to undertake the artistic career. He has just finished the Visual Arts course, faculty of Painting, at the Accademia di Belle Arti of Venice, where he was able to increase its research for lights through colors.