Statement

Bartolomeo Ciccone, Florence (1982), lives and works in Florence.

The link between painting and mark, the fading of the image, the unfinished meant as the existential condition continuously becoming, are fundamental aspects in Bartolomeo Ciccone’s work. Bartolomeo Ciccone’s pictorial works originate from personal experiences and photographic references often linked to the theme of human image, social life, and relationships. Sentences, words, texts, letters, related to various experiences of life, of social networks with painting attempting to create disturbances, interference, removals and destruction, exploiting the human image as a tabula where signs, data, information can be dropped and collected.

His education begum already in the family since his father is a painter. It continued at the National Institute of Art in Florence where he graduated in 2001 . Part of the studies was the course in art graphic at the international school “Il Bisonte”. He graduated in 2005 at the Opificio delle Pietre Dure in Florence, with a  specialization in the preservation of wall painting. In 2007 he earned the Bachelor’s Degree in Cultural Heritage Conservation at the University of Tuscia and in 2016 the Second Academic Degree at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence in the field of Visual Arts and New Expression Languages with a dissertation titled “Street Art: between clandestinity and public commission”,  supervised by Franco Speroni and Mauro Betti. In 2015 he won the first award within the painting category at the Competition “Faces” organized by EneganArt, where the  committee was chaired by Fabio Cavallucci, Director of the Center for Contemporary Art Luigi Pecci in Prato.

He exhibited his works in museums and galleries in Italy and attended workshops with internationally renowned artists such as Sisley Xhafa, Paolo Parisi and Giuseppe Gabellone. Since 2015, he has been transforming his operating centre into the exhibition space “Studio Ciccone” at the Palace of Painters in Florence as a place for exhibitions and artistic events. Since 2017 he is a member of ICOM (International Council of Museums).