Mimmo Germanà

Mimmo Germanà

Mimmo Germanà was born in Catania in 1944. He began his self-taught career by being influenced by the post-conceptual climate. He received his first painting prize when, during his military period, he participated in an extemporaneous painting competition. This first acknowledgment confirms him in his vocation even if he hasn't yet found a way to express his art in a personal way. After classical studies followed in Sicily, his homeland, he abandoned it to perfect his artistic knowledge and went to Rome, where he attended the Art Institute and the Academy. In 1968 he met Alessandro Chia and Francesco Clemente, with whom he began his first experiments for a new art form. Clemente, who at the time was a student of Architecture, used photography for his compositions while Chia, who was converting to figurative painting, projected the shadow of a rose onto the white canvas. In the 1970s Mimmo Germanà, an attentive observer and admirer of the German Expressionists (especially Kirchner), of the French Fauves, but also of Munch, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Matisse, DeKooning and Chagall, absorbed, elaborated and instinctively created a completely personal. The primitivism of Gauguin's painting blends with the intense colors of his land, Sicily, in compositions which, mixing the dreamlike with the mythological, give rise to a completely personal form of Mediterranean Expressionism. In these youthful years, therefore, which we could define as experimental, he investigated the minimal abstract, the figure and the composition of multiple canvases. Putting all these experiences to good use, in the 1980s a new pictorial journey began which Francesco Gallo described as "a dazzling, rapidly colored fantasy of yellows, reds, blues", a sort of Mediterranean Expressionism, which combined the primitivism of forms with the Dionysian charge of intense colors and strong materials, to compose scenes of mythical scent. This fantastic energy earned him, as early as 1980, participation in the Venice Biennale, invited by the well-known art critic Achille Bonito Oliva, who gathered a small group of young Italian artists under the name of Transavantgarde. Initially part of the Transavantgarde were: Chia, Cucchi, Mimmo Paladino and De Maria and subsequently Mimmo Germanà, Ernesto Tatafiore and Ernesto Longobardi joined the first group. His activity, already very intense in the 70s, years in which he had led him to participate in exhibitions in numerous private Italian galleries, in the 80s also took him abroad, where he was much appreciated. He died ill at the age of 48 in April 1992.

Artworks and paintings by Mimmo Germanà for sale

Mimmo Germanà, born in Catania in 1944, was a prominent artist in the Italian modern art scene. Self-taught, he began his career influenced by the post-conceptual climate. His first recognition came during his military service, with his victory in an extemporary painting competition. After classical studies in Sicily, he moved to Rome to perfect his artistic knowledge at the Art Institute and the Academy. Here he met artists such as Alessandro Chia and Francesco Clemente, with whom he began to experiment with new forms of art. Bernabò Home Gallery is proud to present an exclusive selection of his artworks, available for purchase.

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In the 1970s, Germanà developed a unique style, influenced by the German Expressionists, the French Fauves, Munch, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Matisse, De Kooning and Chagall. His painting, characterised by a primitivism reminiscent of Gauguin and the intense colours of Sicily, is distinguished by its fusion of the dreamlike and the mythological, giving rise to a very personal Mediterranean Expressionism. His compositions are an explosion of colours and shapes, combining primitivism with a unique chromatic vivacity. The works of art by the artist Germanà, available at Bernabò Home Gallery, represent a unique opportunity for collectors to own pieces of great artistic value.

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Buying an artwork by Mimmo Germanà means adding a piece of Italian contemporary art history to your collection. His works and paintings, with their energy and vivacity, offer a unique vision of Mediterranean Expressionism. A participant in the Venice Biennale in 1980 and a member of the Transavanguardia movement, the artist Germanà has left an indelible mark on the art world. Each of his works tells a story and invites the viewer to immerse himself in a world of myths and dreams.

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