DIGITAL ARTIST / ART DIRECTOR / ILLUSTRATOR
Studio: Via Principe Amedeo 175, 00185 Rome, Italy 0039 3473675091
Marco Colletti works and lives in Rome, Italy.
He graduated from La Sapienza University in Rome with a degree in Literature in 1990.
Starting from chromatically upgraded photos of abandoned places, he inserts a magical figuration that redeems the oblivion into which that specific place has sunk, which is the symbol of a more general re-discovery of a secret world of values.
Historic gardens, baroque patrician villas, details of ancient arches or forgotten natural places are the ideal environment to bring to life these apparitions that, once manifest, tend to escape, to hide from the eyes of the beholder, leaving a question in the mind of spectators: ”Somebody will ask me – the Artist says – the meaning of my works, for example a frog on the top of a green psychedelic disco ball held by the ancient statue of Atlantis: well, if he feels them beautiful, he has already found the meaning”.
The theme of disguise and concealment is the basis of his poetry. His works are made following unconsciously the same rules of a poem or a dream: an ideal reality that cannot be fully revealed because it could vanish.
Visions is a cycle of digital works, who starts an oneiric journey from the mysterious rock’s shapes of the island of Capri through typical Italian heads of grain fields and hidden waterfalls.
Besides his work as a Digital Artist, Marco Colletti is also an Illustrator and Art Director for international publishers such as The Walt Disney Company.
He has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions, and his works can be found in various private collections.
2021-2022- The Art Design Project, Miami
2017 – Junk Food, Il Margutta, Rome
2016 – Original Shopping, Palazzo Passarini Falletti, Rome
2015 – Cornucopia Obsession, Il Margutta, Rome
2014 – Madame & Monsieur, Palazzo Passarini Falletti, Rome
2014 – Double-face, 7 Vizi per 7 Virtù, Il Margutta, Rome
2013 – ACcordamenti, The Hub, Rome
2013 – Carosello, Il Margutta, Rome
2012 – Polvere di Stelle d’Arte, Il Margutta, Rome
2012 – finalist at La Rétina Lucente, LVII Mostra Nazionale d’Arte Contemporanea-Premio Città di Termoli
2011 – Emergenze Origami, Centrale Montemartini, Rome
2010 – finalist at the Premio Internazionale Massenzio Arte, Rome
2010 – Le luci italiane di Marguerite Yourcenar, Palazzo Manni, Orte, and Villa Adriana, Tivoli
2010 – Emergenze Arte Roma 2010, Chiostro della Basilica dei SS. Apostoli, Rome
2010 – finalist at Il Circuito dell’Arte, Museo Pietro Canonica, Rome
2010 – finalist at Art’Ambiente, Nuova Fiera di Roma, Rome
2009 – Emergenze Arte Roma 2009, Chiostro della Basilica dei SS. Apostoli, Rome
2009 – Happy Birthday, Studio Ferraro arte contemporanea, Rome
2009 – Temple University, Rome
2011 – The Secret Garden, Il Margutta, Rome
2008 – The Secret Garden , SpazioTre, Milan