URBAN ART by Michele Vannucchi

May 31 – July 11

The event is a painting exhibition depicting personal and intimate representations of different faces in a candid moment of time.

The art for this new AperiArt event at Ganzo has been hand-picked by the students enrolled in the Gallery Exhibition and Curating Experiential Learning course at the Florence University of the Arts.

Inspired by an image of an African warrior, Vannucchi brings vibrant colors and unique forms to create his works. Vannucchi believes that “not one piece has a meaning.”

With this statement he implies that the viewer should not over-analyze the works but rather simply enjoy the art.

Some of his pieces are collages of various pictures, logos, symbols, words, newspaper clippings, and more. His works are also rich in primarily blue, red, orange, and green.

Michele Vannucchi was born in 1957 in Pistoia, Italy. Vannucchi is a self-taught artist that began sketching around the age of 14 and began painting in 1990. Only two years later he discovered his main inspiration, Jean-Michel Basquiat. According to Vannucchi, “felt justified in what I was making, ” upon finding Basquiat’s art. Now, nearly 30 years later, Vannucchi continues to receive commissions, exhibit his works, and produce new art as a creative outlet.


Urban Art


Location: Ganzo, Via dei Macci 85/r, 50122 Firenze. Tel.055-241076, email info@ganzoflorence.com


Student Curators: Gallery Exhibition and Curating EL Students

Faculty Coordinator: Gianni Rossiello

About the Exhibition:
See the catalog here.