Italian painter Omar Galliani
Italian painter Omar Galliani was born in 1954 in Montecchio Emilia, where he lives and works now. Omar Galliani has graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna and teaches painting at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera. Central place in the work of Galliani takes the image of women. Beauty, spirituality and energy-creating beautiful half of humanity inspired the artist. In recent years, Omar Galliani turned his attention to the East. In an effort to find common ground between the classical traditions of Western Europe and Eastern cultures, Galliani participated in international projects in China, Hong Kong and Russia.
Galliani participated in the International Biennale in Venice (2007, 1986, 1982), in numerous international exhibitions in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Prague, Lisbon, Mexico City, and in 2003 with works from the series “New anatomy” he participated in the Beijing Biennale. Galliani was repeatedly awarded various prizes and awards, and in 2006 was chosen by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs the sole representative of Italian art in China.
Heir of the great Italian masters of the Renaissance tradition of drawing, such as Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael and Correggio, Galliani uses a special technique: pencil or pastel, ink and gold leaf on panel of poplar. Such a framework of wood was widely used in the art of the past centuries, the temple altars are made on the same technology. This material allows very simple technique of fine art – drawing, to reach the triumph of great art.
In May 2013, “Face and Soul” exhibition opened at the State Historical Museum in Moscow, a single large panel-installation featuring 48 Russian female faces, a project curated by the K35 Art Gallery. In the summer of 2013, Venice held the exhibition “The Dream of Eurasia”. Also in Venice, for the twelfth edition of Temporanea, Galliani presented Il sogno della Principessa Lyu Ji in the Chinese Room of the Cafe Florian. The catalog was curated by Stefano Stipitivich and Andrea Formilli Fendi, and included an unpublished poem by Roberto Mussapi. In December, the K35 Art Gallery in Moscow presented a new series of works: Nuovi mantra per Mosca.