b. 1935, Italy

Valerio Adami Artworks

Valerio Adami's works are primarily inspired by French Cloisonnism and Pop artists, especially Roy Lichtenstein with his interest in comics and advertisements. In 1964, Adami turned to a graphic style, no longer modulating his colours but making them saturated within flat planes to create disturbing images like disconnected body parts in domestic interiors.

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With their intensely contrasting hues and acute angles, the paintings have a shattered, prismatic quality while still pertaining to a narrative, fable, or myth. His cartoon-like compositions start off as drawings based on banal media photographs found in newspapers or magazines, and usually have a satirical edge.

Adami has also incorporated portraits of various intellectuals in his works. These include giant figures in literature, music, history, art, and philosophy, attracting in Adami's treatment much attention from novelists and philosophers such as Italo Calvino and Jacques Derrida.

Typical examples of Adami paintings include Il gilet di Lenine (1972), Interno con figura di donna e poltrona (1968/1969), Bedroom Scene (1969), Club Privato (Momento) Piccola Gimnastica da Camera, 1970 (1970).

Prints

Adami makes a great many lithographs, screen prints, and posters. These are often deliberately unsigned, but still popular.

Examples include Derrière le Miroir Adami (1970), The Red Guard (1974), and The Circus (1990).

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(Folk dance) Si balla all'est la libertà by Valerio Adami contemporary artwork painting
Valerio Adami (Folk dance) Si balla all'est la libertà, 1994 Acrylic on canvas
116 x 89 cm
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Obliquo e verticale (scene d'appartamento) by Valerio Adami contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Valerio Adami Obliquo e verticale (scene d'appartamento), 2005 Acrylic on canvas
198 x 147 cm
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C'est pour mieux te manger mon enfant! by Valerio Adami contemporary artwork painting
Valerio Adami C'est pour mieux te manger mon enfant!, 2005 Acrylic on canvas
198 x 147 cm
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Damas by Valerio Adami contemporary artwork painting
Valerio Adami Damas, 1993 Acrylic on canvas
146 x 114 cm
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Club privato Momenti Piccola ginnastica da camera by Valerio Adami contemporary artwork painting
Valerio Adami Club privato "Momenti" Piccola ginnastica da camera, 1970 Acrylic on canvas
198 x 147 cm
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TV in casa (la sera) by Valerio Adami contemporary artwork painting
Valerio Adami TV in casa (la sera), 2022 Acrylic on canvas
162 x 130 cm
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Cane e padrone by Valerio Adami contemporary artwork painting
Valerio Adami Cane e padrone, 2022 Acrylic on canvas
162 x 130 cm
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Down-Town by Valerio Adami contemporary artwork painting
Valerio Adami Down-Town, 2022 Acrylic on canvas
162 x 130 cm
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L'incantesimo del lago by Valerio Adami contemporary artwork painting
Valerio Adami L'incantesimo del lago, 1984 Acrylic on canvas
198 x 263 cm
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Anagrammi by Valerio Adami contemporary artwork painting
Valerio Adami Anagrammi, 1986 Acrylic on canvas
199.5 x 266 cm
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