Giuseppe Veneziano


Giuseppe Veneziano

Giuseppe Veneziano (*1971, Mazzarino, IT) is one of the main representatives of Italian New Pop Art and the group “Italian Newbrow”. Giuseppe Veneziano is considered the creator of virtuoso testimonies of our time. In an ironic way, Veneziano’s oeuvre transcends temporal dimensions. His narrative is an intelligent provocation that takes no heed of myths, ideologies, or conventions. Inspired by comics, he employs graphic simplicity and plain colors for his characters, which are mostly borrowed from fairy tales or history. His irony is humorous, and fun is the intelligence in his visual work. His work is not a scandalous speculation on reality; it is reality itself that is daring. 

In 1996, Veneziano completed his architecture studies at the University of Palermo. During his studies, he worked as a cartoonist and illustrator for various newspapers (Giornale di Sicilia, La Sicilia, and Stilos). From 2000 to 2002, he was the study director and professor of art history at the Accademia di Belle Arti Giorgio de Chirico in Riesi. In 2002, he moved to Milan, where he still resides. Since 2006, Veneziano has been making headlines with his art. He participated in various biennials, such as the 7th edition of the St. Petersburg Biennale (2008), the 4th Prague Biennale (2009), and the Italian Pavilion of the 54th Venice Biennale. His works have been featured in over 20 solo and more than 80 group exhibitions and can be found in numerous prestigious private and public collections, including the Museo MACS in Catania, the Contini Collection, and those of fashion giants Dolce&Gabbana.

Giuseppe Veneziano, Bat Madonna, 2022, acrylic on canvas 124.99 × 100 cm, courtesy of private collection
Giuseppe Veneziano, Cinquanta sfumature di Pippo, 2022, acrylic on canvas 110 × 80 cm
Giuseppe Veneziano, Cristo dei palloncini, 2018. Acrylic on canvas 100 × 70 cm, courtesy of private collection
Giuseppe Veneziano, Frida Kahlo, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 100 × 100 cm
Giuseppe Veneziano, Eros e Tanathos, 2022, acrylic on canvas 70 × 110 cm
Giuseppe Veneziano, La strage degli innocenti, 2022, acrylic on canvas 100 × 140 cm
Giuseppe Veneziano, Merda D ́artista, 2021, carrara marple, 62 × 35 × 50 cm
Giuseppe Veneziano, La Pietá di John Lennon, 2022, acrylic on canvas 125 × 100 cm
Giuseppe Veneziano, Lost in the Supermarket, 2022, acrylic on canvas 100 × 70 cm
Giuseppe Veneziano, Mela Mara, 2011, acrylic on canvas 100 × 80 cm, courtesy of private collection
Giuseppe Veneziano, Spider Man Dad, 2020, bronze painted, 62 × 30 × 30 cm
Giuseppe Veneziano, Wonder Woman Curvy, 2019, bronze painted