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Michele del Campo

Michele del Campo

Michele del Campo

Michele Del Campo was born in 1976 in San Nicandro Garganico, a small town in rural South Italy. When he was 18 he moved to Milan (Italy), where he started his Fine Art studies, then he went to study in Falmouth (UK), Dundee (UK) and Madrid (Spain). In 2008 he moved to London (UK), where he now lives and works. He has a degree in Fine Arts from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid (Spain, 2007), and a degree in Illustration and Printmaking from the University of Dundee (UK, 2001). Del Campo has had solo exhibitions in Italy, Spain, UK, Switzerland and Peru, and group exhibitions around Europe, US and Asia, and has won many art prizes, among which the 35.000 Euros Premio BMW in 2006, given by Queen Sofía of Spain.

In his ongoing series of paintings “Daydreamers”, he generally depicts an idle and melancholic youth, beautiful and kissed by the bright Mediterranean sun, but they appear aloof and immersed in an unfulfilled inner world. In his other ongoing series “Life on the edge” he expresses, in a more dramatic form, the isolation, the loneliness and the sense of loss of the individual, and the degradation of the society and the environment.

He paints both from life and from photos, according to the complexity of the composition. His works from photos are careful combinations of a number of different reference photographs that he has taken to models, objects and spaces in different times and places. He paints often on large formats with the freshness and sensuality of a very personal wet on wet technique.

Curriculum

Born in 1976 in Sannicandro Garganico (Italy)

Works in London and Valencia

Education

2007 Fine Arts Degree, Universidad Complutense, Madrid

2001 Bachelor of Design (Honours) Degree in Illustration and Printmaking, University of Dundee, UK

Solo exhibitions

2013 Stranded and Adrift, Alpha Gallery, London

2012 Il Muto Rumore dell’Acqua, Imago Art Gallery, Lugano, Switzerland

2011 Viaje de no retorno, Galería Enlace Arte Contemporáneo, Lima, Peru

2010 Close Strangers, Mark Jason Gallery, London

2008 Urban Chic, Mark Jason Gallery, London

2007 Galería Jorge Alcolea, Madrid

2006 Gente di mare, Galería Fernando Alcolea, Barcelona

2005 Galería Jorge Alcolea, Madrid

Galería Fernando Alcolea, Barcelona

2004 Galería Jorge Alcolea, Madrid

Galería American Prints, Valencia

1998 Villa Zoya, Concorezzo, Milan

Selected group exhibitions

2013 Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

2012 Royal Society of Marine Artist Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, Londres

Ten Paths to the Future, Imago Art Gallery, London

Once pintores realistas + 1, Galería Jorge Alcolea, Madrid

2011 Summer Exhibition, Rarity Gallery, Mykonos, Greece

Premio BMW de Pintura, Winning paintings 1986-2010, Casa de Vacas del Parque del Retiro, Madrid

2010 Captured, Catmose Gallery, Oakham, Rutland

Originals10, Mall Galleries, London

2009 Threadneedle Art Prize, Mall Galleries, London

2008 Urban Chic, FRINGEMK Project Spaces, Milton Keynes

2007 Ideas sobre diarios, Faculty of Fine Arts, Madrid

Premios BMW de Pintura, obras ganadoras 1986-2006, Granada

2006 Gran Formato, Galería Jorge Alcolea, Madrid

2005 Spagna il colore della passione, Milan, San Donato Milanese and Trento

72º Salón de Otoño, Madrid

X Certamen Unipublic de Pintura Deportiva, Oviedo and Las Rozas (Madrid)

XIII National Printmaking Prizes 2004, MGEC Museo del Grabado Español Contemporáneo, Marbella

2004 Gran Formato, Galería Jorge Alcolea, Madrid

Extraordinaria de verano, Galería Jorge Alcolea, Madrid

XVI Premio de Pintura Fundación Amigos de Madrid, Museum of the City, Madrid

2003 70º Salón de Otoño, Madrid

Extraordinaria de verano, Galería Jorge Alcolea, Madrid

Pequeño formato, Galería Gema Lazcano, Madrid

Small Sizes, Galería Jorge Alcolea, Madrid

X Premio Nacional de Grabado, MGEC Museo Español de Grabado Contemporáneo and CAAS Centro

Andaluz de Arte Seriado, Alcalá la Real, Spain

2002 Tentaciones, Estampa 2002, Madrid

Premio Arte 2002, Museo della Permante, Milan

2001 New Designers, Business Design Centre, London

Realtà Riflesse, Basilica di San Celso, Milan

1997 Menotrenta, Spazio Hayek, Milan

Art fairs

2014 Patchings Art Festival, Nottingham

Art in Action, Oxford, UK

2013 Asia Contemporary Art Show Hong Kong, Galería Jorge Alcolea

London Art Fair, Mark Jason Gallery

2012 ArtMadrid, Galería Jorge Alcolea

2010 London Art Fair, Mark Jason Gallery

Art Chicago, Mark Jason Gallery

AAF New York, Mark Jason Gallery

ArtLondon, Mark Jason Gallery

2009 London Art Fair, Mark Jason Gallery

AAF New York, Mark Jason Gallery

Art in Action Oxford

Buy Art Manchester, ArtLounge Gallery

ArtLondon, Mark Jason Gallery

2008 London Art Fair, Mark Jason Gallery

MIART Milan, Galería Jorge Alcolea

ArtLondon, Mark Jason Gallery

Art in Action Oxford

2007 MIART Milan, Galería Jorge Alcolea

ArtLondon, Mark Jason Gallery

2006 AAF London, Mark Jason Gallery

AAF New York, Mark Jason Gallery

Estampa Madrid, Museo del Grabado de San Clemente

ArtLondon, Mark Jason Gallery

2005 Scope New York, Galería Jorge Alcolea

Estampa Madrid, Galería Jorge Alcolea

2002 Estampa Madrid

Awards

2014 Finalist at the International 2013/14 Art Renewal Centre (ARC) Salon in Figurative and Still Life categories,

New Jersey, US

Royal Talens Prize, Patchings Open Competition, Calverton, Nottinghamshire, UK

The Artist’s Exhibition Prize, Patchings Open Competition, Calverton, Nottinghamshire, UK

2013 Joint Second prize in the Art Event Evening, Annual Exhibition of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters,

Mall Galleries, London

Honourable Mention in the II Curso de Pintura Realista, course taught by Antonio López García and Andrés García Ibañez, Olula del Río

2012 Winner of Winsor and Newton Oil Prize, Royal Society of Marine Artists annual exhibition, Mall

Galleries, London

First prize Premios Luces to the Best Solo Exhibition of the Year in Peru, Lima

2009 Selected in the Threadneedle Art Prize, Mall Galleries, London

2008 Third Price Best of the Best, Art in Action, Oxford

2006 First Price XXI Premio BMW de Pintura

2005 First price X Certamen Unipublic de Pintura Deportiva, Madrid

First Printmaking Prize Espina y Capo, 72º Salón de Otoño, Madrid

2003 First prize XIV Premio de Pintura Rápida Fiestas del Pilar, Madrid

Second prize Premio Nacional de pintura X aniversario Universidad de Huelva, Spain

Third prize VIII Premio Unipublic de pintura deportiva, Madrid

2002 First prize, Certamen de Pintura XXV Aniversario de C. E. V. Valencia

Selected in the Premio Arte 2002, Museo della Permante, Milan

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