mixed media on panel
145.5 x 115.5 cm

ink and acrylic tempera on canvas
142 x 150 cm

Marco Tirelli was born in 1956 in Rome, where still he lives and works. He attended the Academy of Fine Art
(Rome) graduating in scenography. Since his first solo exhibition in 1978 in Milan, he has participated in a
number of exhibitions not only domestically but also internationally.
The followings are the principal

La Biennale di Venezia, Italy / Biennale di Sidney, Australia / Bienal de Sao Paulo, Brazil / Museu de Arte
Moderna Sao Paulo, Brazil / Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Helsinki, Finland / Vietnam National Museum of
Fine Arts, Vietnam / Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel and many others

Marco Tirelli is known as a tempera painter, and he has been practicing the technique mainly on wood panel and
canvas over the past decades. The subject matters have basically something to do with geometric forms, which are
painted as if suspended in the air leaving a wide margin. Each of them is surrounded by fair shadow and makes us
feel the heft of solid form itself with more depth and stateliness.
On the other hand, the glaze of colored surface and texture of support medium is completely cleared away
holding the stillness deep down.

Many scenes from the stories of Christ were visualized as mural paintings in Italy. He seems to resume
revitalizing the stories by retaining the favor of light and shadow, making the details presented in background
simplified and purified as much as possible. It could be said tempera painting is the unequaled device for him to
fulfill it all in all. His works pull form our memories far back, and recall the experiences beyond time and space.

We cordially invite you to join us at his third solo exhibition at Base Gallery since 2000.