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Stefano BressaniHe was born in Pavia in 1973, and in 1993, after attending the High School “Cardano”, he obtains the diploma in mechanic design. He then works for many years as a designer, and he makes himself known as an internal designer and decorator.
Since a young boy, he has an amazing passion for arts which he is able to analyze some techniques at the “Scuole Civiche” in Pavia. During this intense period in the end of the 80s, he discovers an attraction for one of the most important painters of the XX Century, Pablo Picasso and especially an interest for his “Cubist period of experimentation”.
Bressani is a self-taught, he is interested in geometric, fragmentation and reassembly of forms which he processes some fundamental concepts leading him to have a unique and strictly personal technique. During this period, it jumps out the realization of a project which will be then appointed as the precursor of the work of this artist, i.e. a naked woman done by using the tempera technique, reflecting directly the future and preparatory project: a neat division of images, colours but most of all those points, later turned into nails, with the intention to further fix Bressani’s own history.
His needs to express something innovative drive him to use different materials and means. The breaking up of images is created on paper, canvas and wooden tablets, but the love for fabrics makes him stand out from this two-dimensional way in order to discover new plans and therefore new means.
The need to combine colours, lines and different materials, have created during the 90s the original work by Stefano Bressani, who will later call  “Sculture Vestite” (dressed sculptures) to indicate a new moment to reinterpret art but at the same time giving back the identity to his former owner.
Not only the visual innovation, but the stylistic together with the technical innovation as well, present him as the promoter of a new way to create and conceive arts in an absolute recognition
He moves among instruments of work created by him and they replace the usual paintbrushes, while a palette made of soft fabrics replaces the smell of oils and turpentine. The colourful fabrics are combined on supports, which have become tri-dimensional, sculptured in a very precise and steady way. The result is a picture transformed into matter: in other words a unique creation.
His first objects are of course the ineluctable tribute the Picasso’s works, from the portraits to the abstract figures and to examples of drawings, landscapes and fancy items.
A long and intense period leads him to the year 2000 when he decided to compare himself in public.
Bressani wants people to come closer to his technique through an immediate communication but most of all recognisable. His first appearance in public is due to images of famous people, music or history icons. The artist catches their emotions and looks and is able to transform them into a new and warm tri-dimensional shape, transmitting them with realism and a personal significance which is decoded and reinterpreted. 
His works between the years 2008 and 2012 are presented as full surfaces, bright colours, extravagant or provocative figures using themes which recall the pop art, where the artist is accustomed to play through claims taking the name of his own shows.
Bressani’s work gives arts a vision which comprises different stylistic themes: the colour, the warmth of the fabrics, and the tri-dimension of the supports together with the study of perspective lines meet the parameters of design even if influences from the world of fashion are coming out giving birth to the creation of dedicated projects and collections.
In 2011 his “SkultoKubo” marks another evolution in his work, turning the tri-dimensional of the pictures, defined as “textile stiacciato”,  in a round work, as we can see from his collection of “Skultoshoes” shoes-work-of art, where in both cases he signs a “weave”.
In 2012 the work “David” reopens the theme of sculpture (the first was “The Liberty Statue” in 2010) but this time with an interest towards the classic world which he widely develops in 2013 with other two examples dedicated to Michelangelo’s as well as to an example of a massive Bronze of Riace.
He then continues the research of new materials and in 2013 he gives birth to two important works: “Obeliskus”, the first grand external piece of art, characterized by technical fabrics suitable for outdoor rooms, and “Mosè”, going back to the contemporary. This piece of art brightens in the dark thanks to a fluorescent mix which recalls the first experiments on holograms.
By the end of the year 2013, Bressani’s work undergoes a visible change in his stylistic choices. From the need to show works of
big visual impact as for the colours and saturation in the spaces, he moves towards the need to show one single subject in light colours on a much wide-ranging background, where the dark and smart colours highlight the refinement of details.
This reversal is shown in the works David and the Bronzo di Riace but this has been already clear on one hand in 2010 in a first approach with two details of an engine (Vespa Engine Stock 1 e 2 ) and, on the other hand, the emphasis is drawn to a series dedicated to tropical frogs.
The 2014 is the return of sculpture and this makes Sculture Vestite live a much more real dimension thanks to the “Teste d’Artista”. In fact they are not on a surface but they materialize in the space.
This same year is very important because of a recall to the past: after 7 years, 3 dedicated works “Maya con la bambola”, “Picasso Horse” and la “Donna che gioca con cane”, give a second commemoration to Picasso and at the same time the want to stress a strong bond that Bressani feels for him. This mix will shape Bressani’s personal tale towards a material and its study.

Arianna Ginevra Sanna


2008


Solo Exhibition - Pavia (PV) - “L’arte secondo me vestita” - Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at Caffè Teatro / Jun 07 - Jul 07
Solo Exhibition - Pavia (PV) - “Scomposizioni dalle forbici in poi” - Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at Caffè Teatro / Dec 06 - Gen 11
Solo Exhibition - Pavia (PV)  - “Taccotango” - Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at Fraschini theater / Nov 23

 

2009

 


 

Solo Exhibition - Milano - “L’arte alla Maison” - Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at Maison Espana / Mar 13
Solo Exhibition - Pavia - “In Contemporanea – Scuderie del Castello Visconteo” - Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at Visconti Castle Stables of Pavia / Apr 11-19
Solo Exhibition - Pavia - "Affordable Art in court" - Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at Arte fiorentina / Nov 28-29

2010


Twin Exhibition - Milano (MI) - "Fuori Salone Zona Tortona" - Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at S2B / Apr 14-15-16
Solo Exhibition - Forte dei Marmi - “Sculture Vestite di Stefano Bressani” - Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at Costes Forte dei Marmi / May 01-22
Solo Exhibition - Forte dei marmi - “Wet Party – Sculture Vestite di Stefano Bressani” - Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at Versilia Holidays / Jun 20
Collective Exhibit - Pavia (PV) - “Altrove: viaggi in terre vicine e lontane” - Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at Graal Spazio Arte / Jun 19 - Jul 09
Solo Exhibition - Forte dei Marmi - “Sculture Vestite di Stefano Bressani” - Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at Kzar Cafè / Jul 22 - Aug 22
Solo Exhibition - Pavia (PV) - "Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani" - Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at Court of Arte fiorentina / Sep 09
Solo Exhibition - Pavia (PV) - “Dall’Anima - Sculture Vestite di Stefano Bressani” - Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at Graal Spazio Arte / Oct 30 - Nov 18
TV Interview - Vigevano (PV) - “Linea continua” - Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at Telepavia Studios with Claudio Micalizio / Nov 08
Solo Exhibition - Milano (MI) -  Spazio Eventi Noy “Innocence - Opera for Cultural Association Claudio Moretti and Caro Papà Natale 03 cd ediction with the artists of the Italian Music and comedy in favor of the major hospitals / Nov 12
Solo Exhibition - Milano (MI) - "Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani" - Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at Noy Space / Dec 02

2011


Solo Exhibition - Firenze (FI) - “Pitti Immagine Uomo - Evening events Pitti Uomo fashion-Florence”  - Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at Borghese Palace Art Hotel / Gen 13
Collective Exhibit - Pavia (PV) - “L’arte della velocità: motori tra mito e storia” - Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at Graal Spazio Arte / Mar 12 - Apr 01
Twin Exhibition - Pontedera (PI) - “Sguardi d’Artista: Stefano Bressani & Giovanna Biondi” - Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at Piaggio Museum / Apr 08 - May 21
Solo Exhibition - Pontedera (PI) - “Coffee with the Artist – Stefano Bressani” - Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at Piaggio Museum - Presentation workshops with schools and Opera for Piaggio Museum / May 21
Radio Interview - Roma - “Paola De Simone interview Stefano Bressani” - Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at InBlue Radio – Gruppo Avvenire / May 31
Solo Exhibition - Valenza (AL) - "Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani" - Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at Infinitif Jewelry Art Design / Sep 08
Solo Exhibition - Pavia (PV) - "Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani" - Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at mtp design space / Oct 08 - Nov 10
Collective Exhibit - Milano (MI) - “Fiat 500 Contemporary Art Meeting” - Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at Concept Space of Zona Tortona / Sep 21 - Oct 02
Collective Exhibit - Milano (MI) - “Step09" - Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at Museum of Science and Technology - Graal Spazio Arte / Nov 25-26-27
TV Interview - Vigevano (PV) - “La Quota Rosa by Mariarosa Aurelio” - Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at Telepavia Studios / Dec 10
Beneficial Show - Pavia (PV) - “Palle d’Artista - Afro Jungle Balls” - Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at “Dosso Verde Centre” - “Palle d’Artista con Stefano Bressani-Afro Jungle Balls” / Christmas 2011

2012


Museum Permanent Collection - Amsterdam - "Erotik Museum of Amsterdam" - Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani present “Pleasure Key" (2nd floor) Permanent exhibition from Feb 28
Radio Interview - Milano (MI) - "Radio Maliboom Boom" - Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at Street radio in Milan / Mar 13
Collective Exhibit - Bolzano (BZ) - "Bolzano Fiera - biennial contemporary art" Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at ArtCuestion Spain Gallery (Stand B7/B8)  / Mar 16-17-18
Introduction - Milano (MI) - "Conference of new album by Pino Daniele singer: La Grande Madre" - Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at Noy Space / Mar 19
Collective Exhibit - Milano (MI) - “Inside Marilyn” - Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at XL Combines Gallery / Apr 26 - Jun 13
Collective Exhibit - Arona (NO) - “I sette peccati capitali e le sette virtù” - Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at Modern space of Arona / Jun 10-17
Acknowledgment - Pavia (PV) - "Delivery plaque by the City Council of Pavia" Comune di Pavia - Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at City Palace of Pavia / Jun 25
Solo Exhibition - Pavia (PV) - “Thinking Pop" - Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at Broletto Palace Space for Contemporary Arts / Giu 22 - Jul 8
Collective Exhibit - Civitanona Marche (AN) - “Inside Marilyn” - Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at Chiostro Sant'Agostino / Jul 28
Solo Exhibition - Albissola marina (SV) - “Thinking Pop – Dreams in the waves - le marine” - Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at Bedendo Craft center of the restoration / Sep 04-30
Collective Exhibit - Pescara Montesilvano Colle - “Inside Marilyn” - Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at Pep Marchegiani Space / Sep 8-29
Solo Exhibition - Mede (PV) - “OBELISKUS - the first outdoor sculpture" - Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at Villa Massazza / Sep 10-11
Solo Exhibition - Milano (MI) - “Thinking Pop - Milan" - Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at "Spazio Bugatti 15" / Sep 10-11
Collective Exhibit - Roma -  Pelanda "Macro Testaccio" - Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at Amstel Art Gallery London Ltd. (stand C11) / Oct 26-27-28
Collective Exhibit - Pavia (PV) - "Minerva d'artista, 40 international artists" - Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at Pubblic administration / Oct 08 - Nov 23
Collective Exhibit - Amsterdam - "Amsterdam Showcase International Contemporary Art in Oude Kerk" - Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at Amstel Art Gallery London Ltd. / Dec 01
Evening with the expert - Casale Monferrato (AL) - Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at "Dire Fare Disegnare" / Dec 10
Beneficial Show - Pavia - “Palle d’Artista con Stefano Bressani-Carambola Balls” Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at Rifugio ENPA S.Genesio ed Uniti (PV) / Christmas 2012

2013


Collective Exhibit - Bergamo - "Bergamo Arte Fiera" (2013 BAF 9) – Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at Amstel Art Gallery London Ltd. (stand 70) / Gen 11-12-13-14
Collective Exhibit - Cremona - "Arte Cremona" – Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at Memoli Arte Contemporanea Art Gallery (PAD 1 - Stand L10 - L11) / Feb 09-10-11
Collective Exhibit - Busto Arsizio (Malpensa Fiere) - "Acasa Salone Arte e Arredamento" – Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at Memoli Arte Contemporanea Art Gallery (PAD 1 - Stand 121 - 124)  Mar 15-16-17 / 22-23-24
Collective Exhibit - London - "Grand Opening and Permanent exhibition" Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at Amstel Art Gallery - Unit 7 Block F - St. George Warf SW8 2LL - LONDON / Apr 13
Collective Exhibit - Pordenone - "Arte Pordenone" – Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at Memoli Arte Contemporanea Art Gallery (PAD 1 - Stand H 01) / May 11-12-13
Solo Exhibition - Vigevano - "Thinking Pop-into the castle" Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at Sforza castle of Vigevano /  Jun 08-16
Evening with the expert - Casale Monferrato - "Dire Fare Disegnare" - Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at Casale School for Works Presentation / Jun 15
Solo Exhibition - Zavattarello  - "Thinking Pop-into the castle" - Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at Dal Verme castle of Zavattarello / Jun 29 - Jul 21 
Solo Exhibition - London -  "Thinking Pop - London" - Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at Amstel Art Gallery - Unit 7 Block F - St. George Warf SW8 2LL / Sep 07-19
Solo Exhibition - Mede  - "Thinking Pop-into the castle" - Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at Sangiuliani castle of Mede / Oct 05 - 13
Beneficial Show - Pavia - “Palle d’Artista con Stefano Bressani-Tennis Balls” Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at Rifugio ENPA S.Genesio ed Uniti (PV) / Christmas 2013

2014


Solo Exhibition - Casale Monferrato  - "Thinking Pop-into the castle" - Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at Monferrato Castle / Gen 11 - 26
Acknowledgment - Casale Monferrato - "Delivery plaque by the City Council of Casale Monferrato" - Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at City Palace of Casale Monferrato / Gen 25
Collective Exhibit - Milano - "Mister Red Reed - Somethings Red" – Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at Memoli Arte Contemporanea Art Gallery / Gen 16 - Feb 15 
Beneficial Show - Pavia - “different alphabets - Looking Hands” Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at "Il Portale di Giovanna Fra" / Apr 12 - Testimonial Mara Maionchi
Beneficial Show - Pavia - “Pavia of Artist - City dresses with fabrics” Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at Broletto's Palace / May 14 
Collective Exhibit - Torino - "Dart Human Fener" – Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at Inside Lab. Via Vittorio Andreis / May 18 - 20
Collective Exhibit - Bergamo - "Arte, Musica e Motori, gioie e dolori" – Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at IKONOS/Galeria Studio Arte Fioretti / May 17 - Giu 14
Institutional Event - Pavia - “Palio del Ticino” – Stefano Bressani Desses Ticins Drape at 8th edition / Giu 7 - 8
Television - Pavia - “4 words with" by Barbara Caramelli - television format LOMBARDIATV ch 216 DDT - LODI/CREMA ch 111 DDT
Collective Exhibit - Ameno (NO) - "Una vita tra Pop e Rock" Massimo Bonelli – Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at council chamber / Giu
 07 - Jul 20
Television - Bergamo - MUSIC RHAPSODY - television format SEILATV ch 216 DDT - Stefano Bressani artistic consultant and guest
Expo Venezia - Venezia - “The night of Wonders” - Stefano Bressani at SpazioPorto - Ex Santa Marta Church / Jul 12 - Oct 26
Solo Exhibition - Torino - "Sculture Vestite di Stefano Bressani" - Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at National Museum of Automobile "Avv.G.Agnelli" / Set 06 - Oct 05
Television - Bergamo - "IN GALLERIA" - television format SEILATV ch 216 DDT - Guest with Mario Mazzoleni into the Art Program / Nov 26
Event - Torino - “Stefano Bressani dresses the Gianduiotto” – Gertosio / Dec 6
Beneficial Show - Pavia - “Palle d’Artista con Stefano Bressani-OKKIO” Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at "Oltre il rifugio" / Christmas 2014

2015

 


 

Collective Exhibit - Cecina (LI) - "i.Pop - Viaggio nell'identità artistica del XXI sec." – Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at Bandini Art gallery / Gen 25 - Mar 08
Solo Exhibition - Rho (MI) - "Vespa Super Cau Exhibition" – Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at Villa Burba - Rho / Feb 01
Solo Exhibition - Vigevano (PV) - "Walking the Art" – Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at "Sforzesco Castle 2nd stable" / Mar 14 - Apr 19
Solo Exhibition - Alba (CN) - "Fiat 500 Albina Exhibition" – Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at "Fiat 500 club Italia" / Mar 22
Acknowledgment - Vigevano (PV) - "Walking the Art" - Shoes Museum P.BERTOLINI takes into his permanent collection Skultoshoes SK SH 0001 / Apr 19
Beneficial Show - Vigevano (PV) - “Family Run” - Stefano Bressani Guest and artistic testimonial / Apr 19
Collective Exhibit - Venezia (VE) - "Summer Art" – Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at Mazzoleni art gallery - JW Mariott Venice / May 01 - Oct 12
Collective Exhibit - Venezia (VE) - "Sculture nel parco" – Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at Mazzoleni Foundation - JW Mariott Venice / May 01 - Oct 12
Collective Exhibit - Torino (TO) - "Art for Excellence" – Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at Marenco palace - JW Mariott Venice / Giu 05 - Giu 18
Award - Cortona (AR) - "Cortona Art Contest" – Stefano Bressani Guest and artistic testimonial / 2015-2016 / Press conference / Giu 06
Solo Exhibition - Arese (MI) - "Velocità e Lentezza" – Dressed Sculptures by Stefano Bressani at Alfa Romeo track testing - Arese / Giu 07 01
Collective Exhibit- Santa Margherita di Pula (CA) - "Summer Art 2015" - Sculture Vestite di Stefano Bressani at Mazzoleni Art gallery - Forte Village Resort Sardegna /  01 Jul - 01 Sep

 

 

 

 


 

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