"The purpose of art is not to surprise, but to excite, to permeate. The artist must not create artworks for self-satisfaction. The artistic works are not made to astound but to enter into us through the pores.
Communication is a constant in all the arts, regardless of technique and approach. Technique and message, if they are separated, cannot exist alone. As creation Art is not a means, but an end.
When the artist creates, he does not think for moral or social or political or religious purposes; if he did, he would no longer be a free art creator. Indeed, by virtue of its spiritual essence, art is distinguished from everything that belongs to the physical world."
2016 personale - OPERE - Galleria Civica Ezio Mariani, Seregno
Eugenio Galli was born in 1951 in Seregno, in the province of Monza and Brianza. He still works there but now lives in the nearby town of Briosco. Ever since he was a teenager, he has harboured a passion for painting.
After studying science at high school in Monza, he spent the next 20 years or so working in his family’s goldsmith’s store and became an expert in gemmology. During this time he would also visit the studio of Gianni Arde. With him, Galli began an intense period of training and collaboration, through which he obtained his own personal
interpretation of colour and scenery.
After leaving his interest in figurative art behind, at the beginning of the 1990s he pondered the issue of light, establishing a creative space highlighted by soft, delicate use of colour. And so his abstract cycles of work began, under the names substance and spirit, universal perceptions and chromatic iridescence. More recently, his
output has embraced a philosophical quest for spiritual universality, under the name “The transcendence of Eugenio Galli”. Included within this new pictorial and sculptural approach are his elegy to white, his multi-material works and his sculptures made from various materials, especially COR-TEN steel.
Eugenio Galli has taken part in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Italy and abroad between Florence, Rome, Milan, Lugano, Lyon, Berlin, Budapest, Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) and Cairo.
His works can be found in private and public collections in Italy and across the globe.
- Art is an inseparable part of the spiritual universe.
- Artists have the right and the duty to engage in qualitative communication, regardless of the
form and techniques used.
- The search for new materials for its own sake is not Art.
- Techniques must be subservient to the “message”.
- A work must show a reasonable degree of durability over time.
- The value of a work is shown by its ability to have an ongoing emotional impact over time.
- The artistic value of a work is not determined by its commercial value.
- A work absolutely cannot and must not be explained.
- A critic’s role is to present artists’ journeys and points of view, stimulate them and bear witness
to their integrity.
- The work and the onlooker are the protagonists.
Dicembre 1999: “100 ARTISTI: NATALE E POESIA” -Biblioteca Civica di Seregno-Seregno (Mi)
Giugno 2000: ART-GALLERY S.A.3 – Seregno (Mi)
Giugno 2001: ART GALLERY “LE LAC” – Lugano – Svizzera
Giugno 2002: “IL MISTERO DELLA DONNA NELLA BOTTIGLIA DI COCA-COLA”- Spazio Rosenthal Seregno (Mi)
Aprile 2003: ART GALLERY S.A.3 – Seregno (Mi)
Giugno 2003: “BIENNALE D’ARTE SACRA IN BRIANZA” – Chiesa di S.Agata e S.Maria Desio (Mi)
Dicembre 2003: “OMEOART” e con il patrocinio del Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali – Galleria Montenapoleone – Milano
Dicembre-Gennaio 2003/04: “OMEOART” su invito e con il patrocinio del Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali Cappella Villa Rufolo Ravello (Sa)
Ottobre 2004: “OMEOART” su invito e con il patrocinio del Nobile Collegio Chimico Farmaceutico Universitas Aromatariorum Urbis Nobile Collegio Aromatariorum – Roma, Italy.
Novembre 2005: “ANTICHI PALAZZI” Torre Viscontea – Lecco
Maggio 2007: “BIENNALE D’ARTE SACRA IN BRIANZA” 3° edizione – Casa natale PioXI – Desio (MI)
Giugno-Luglio 2007: “OMEOART” – Galleria Montenapoleone – Milano
Maggio 2010: “FESTA DEL DIALOGO” – Teatro Filodrammatici – Milano
Giugno 2010: “OMEOART” – Museo Boiron – Lione
Luglio 2011: “FRATELLI D’ITALIA” – Borgo Cardigliano – Specchia – Lecce
-Marzo 2013: “CAPOLAVORI DEL GIARDINO SEGRETO” – Otel Ristotheat-Firenze
-Marzo 2013: “MENTI ASSORBENTI” – Centro Culturale Zerouno – Barletta
-Gennaio 2013: “BIENNALE DI PALERMO” – Palermo
-Ottobre 2014: “RENART” – Sala Thun – Trento
-Ottobre 2015: “PICCO-LO FORMATO”- Galleria G20 – Torino
-Settembre 2016: “RENART” – Palazzo Trentini – Trento
-Dicembre 2017: “LA CERAMICA DI NATALE IN MOSTRA” – Circolo degli artisti – Albissola (SV)
-Giugno 2018: “BLU e DINTORNI” – ARC gallery – Monza
-Settembre 2018: “PAROLA e IMMAGINE” – Museo Diocesano Francesco Gonzaga- Mantova
-Dicembre 2018: “LE JEUX D’ARTISTES” – Ripa di Porta Ticinese 61, – Naviglio Grande, Milano
Settembre 2000: “NOLENS VOLENS” – Art-East Galèria – Patrocinio Istituto Italiano di Cultura per l’Ungheria Balatonfured – Budapest – Ungheria
Dicembre-Gennaio 2000/01: “LO SPIRITUALE NELL’ARTE” – Art Gallery S.A.3 – Seregno (MI)
Aprile 2001 Illustrazione litografica: “FESTA DELLA STAMPA” – Gruppo Giornalisti Brianza Meda (Mi)
Maggio 2001: “MATERIA E SPIRITO” – Art Gallery “Le Lac”- Lugano – Svizzera
Maggio-Giugno 2001: “RAGIONE ED EMOZIONE” – Galleria Mauri Mariano – Comense (Co)
Giugno 2001: “ARTEEXPO 2001” Mostra di arte moderna, scultura, poesia – Monza
Marzo 2002: “MATERIA E SPIRITO” – Villa Antona Traversi – Meda (Mi)
Aprile 2002: “LA PUREZZA DELLE FORME” – Art Gallery S.A.3 – Seregno (Mi)
Giugno 2003: “LA MAGIA NEL SOGNO” – Biblioteca Comunale Comune di Vaprio d’Adda (Mi)
Settembre 2003: “UNIVERSAL EXPANSION” Art Gallery S.A.3 – Seregno (Mi)
Luglio 2004: “UNIVERSAL EXPANSION” – Sala Consiliare Palazzo Comunale – Asso (Co)
Novembre 2004: “SWISH MONTENAPOLEONE ART SHOP 2004” Salone Internazionale di Arti e Design – Milano
Giugno 2005: “PERCEZIONI UNIVERSALI” – Palazzo Martinengo – Assessorato alla Cultura Comune di Sondrio – Sondrio
Febbraio 2006: “IRIDESCENZA CROMATICA” – Galleria Civica Ezio Mariani – Comune di Seregno, Assessorato alle Politiche Educative e Culturali – Seregno (MI)
Agosto 2008: “IRIDESCENZA CROMATICA” – Biblioteca Comunale “Sala Putti” – S. Pellegrino Terme (BG)
Dicembre 2008: “SEGNI” – Palazzo del Commercio – Lecco
Febbraio 2009: “ELEGIA DEL BIANCO” -Le segrete di Bocca – Regione Lombardia, Città di Seregno, Libreria Bocca – Milano
23 Maggio 2009: ” I COLORI DELL’INFANZIA” – Associazione “Perche’ non accada” – Citta’ di Seregno – Villa Silva-Seregno (MI)
Giugno 2009: “I PIATTI DELLA CHARTER” Esecuzione serigrafia su ceramica per la collezione Lions Seregno – Villa Rizzoli -Canzo (LC)
Settembre 2009: “ELEGIA DEL BIANCO” – Palazzo Chiabrera – Comune di Acqui Terme – Acqui Terme (AL)
Febbraio 2010: “SORSEGGIARTE” – Atelier Rudy Prampolini Jewelry design studio – Milano
Aprile 2010: “ANIMA MOBILE” – Rudy Prampolini Jewelry design studio – Fuorisalone del mobile – Milano
Ottobre 2010: “PREMIO DELLE ARTI PREMIO DELLA CULTURA” – Circolo della Stampa – Premio della giuria – Milano
Novembre 2010: “ARIE LOMBARDE” – Plus Florence – Firenze
Marzo 2011: “ACCUMULAZIONI”- Rudy Prampolini Juwelry design sudio – Milano
Luglio 2011: “BISBIGLIO DI SEGNALI” – Borgo Cardigliano- Specchia (LE)
Agosto 2011: “L’ALA DI RISERVA” – M.I.M.A.C. – Museo Internazionale Mariano d’Arte Contemporanea- Alessano (LE)
Agosto 2011: “PREMIO TURRIS MAGNA” -Tricase (LE)
Settembre 2011: “NUOVE ETERNITÀ” – Plus Berlin – Berlino
Novembre 2011: “OPERE” – Sala Convegni “il Cittadino”- Provincia di Monza-Brianza, Città di Monza – Monza
Marzo 2013: “APERITIVANDO CON L’ARTE” – Ristorante Lear – Briosco (MB)
Luglio 2013: “UN RAGAZZO DEL BORGHESAN RACCONTA LA SUA ARTE” – Libreria ”Un mondo di libri”- Seregno (MB)
Ottobre 2013: “SEGNI UNIVERSALI” – Istituto Italiano di Cultura – Il Cairo – Egitto
Luglio 2016: “OPERE” – Galleria Civica “Ezio Mariani” – Seregno (MB)
Novembre/Dicembre 2017: “L’ARTE CHE TI ENTRA NELL’ANIMA” – Chiamamilano – Milano
Febbraio 2019: “LUCI e INCASTRI” – Fondazione Mazzoleni – Alzano Lombardo (BG)
WORKS IN ITALIAN AND FOREIGN MUSEUMS
“Museo Balatonfured” – Balatonfured – Budapest – Ungheria
“M.I.M.A.C. Museo Internazionale Mariano d’Arte Contemporanea – Alessano (LE)-Italy
“Istituto Italiano di Cultura” collezione – Il Cairo – Egitto
Written words about my art
Some reviews I received by experts and viewers of my artworks
Prof. Hervé A.Cavallera
President of the Scientific Committee of the Turris Award 2011
Eugenio Galli is an innovative artist, expression of certain concerns of the present that mediates in works of clear spiritual intent, full of suggestion. Within a suggestive personal itinerary, his meeting with Salento and one of his most charismatic figures resulted in an artistic result of undoubted interest and the “Premio Turris Magna 2011” delivered to him wants to testify as no territorial area it can be closed to those who know how to attend art and spirituality.
Presidente della commissione di gestione del Museo di Storia ed Arte di Sondrio
There is a unique aesthetic fulfillment in Eugenio Galli’s work. A well-represented recapitulation that moves into excellent expressive refinement. A dynamic, tireless and non-stop vision that becomes an obstinately beautiful dream. If beauty can be obstinate. But maybe it is.
And then the painful willingness of the artist to listen to the soul of the universe and compare it with the signs of his soul: not an easy and even painful operation.
Furthermore, the will not to bring to the user an aphasic language. Inept.
No. The user must find responsibly an internal, syntactic path. And another semantic of the characteristics of this sincere artist.
Let’s go back for a moment to what Gyorgy Szabò said of Galli “The pastel or watercolor, used beautifully, determines the good mood”.
So happiness? Of course, if by happiness we also mean the new, the sudden, but not the fortuitous because then we would not be here, yet, incalculably fascinated by this poetry.
Direttore S.A.3 Art Gallery
Eugenio Galli has embarked on an artistic journey which he is pursuing with tenacity and temperament. After several years of study he came to full awareness of his artistic skills which allowed him to express himself independently. The anxiety of seeking the ultimate goal of human action, the need to go deep, the essence of existence are reflected in his pictorial gestures. But it is in dialogue with nature that he finds his source of inspiration: a nature that dominates it but at the same time pervades it with the energy that the universe is the bearer of.
In Galli’s works everything that appears has nothing of the phenomenal. In the chromatic relationship between a dark matter, torn and crossed by the luminous action of a primordial force, we feel the reality of the present vibrate.
The coloristic effects of Galli’s painting produce volumes and spaces that speak to us of primordial environments, but also of unknown universes, bordering on knowledge. In the precious shades we capture the enchantment of the fusion between a superior being and the matter created by him. In Galli’s paintings the relationship between cause and effect is resolved in the poetry of an encounter that becomes euphoria of colors, luminous echoes imbued with incandescent shades. The sign language developed by the painter Galli softens any dissonance and overcomes the lacerations, the wounds which time bears trace. And where the light has not yet reached full splendor we already intuit it pulsing in small nuclei similar to precious stones set in the darkness, scattered in the material from which they seem to emerge to spread the iridescence of their shades, sparks of the hope that does not die. Where matter still thickens we see small sources of a world that will be. Faced with the greatness of the infinite, the artist welcomes the mystery of creation and invites us to let ourselves be invaded by light to give meaning to existence.