Paolo Ceribelli

1978, lives and works in Milan

“There is a gesture in the manipulation of the material - and above all in the arrangement of the toy soldiers on the canvas - to which the artist gives great importance, because in this "doing" each structure takes on a meaning and each spatiality embodies variations of values. Paolo's works are plastic, three-dimensional and go beyond the classic frontal fruition to be experienced in visions from multiple points of view, whether they are understood in the optical or conceptual sense; interesting is the bird's eye view from above, essential for understanding the construction of the Gestalt and their right proportion. In this case I like to recall one of the laws of Gestalt (coincidentally the law of common destiny) which affirms the tendency to perceive as belonging to a single object the things that move together, at the same time and in the same direction: the masses Taken as a whole, they assume a single identity. Identity given in this case to the armies that move and concentrate on Paolo Ceribelli's paintings and that vary, from work to work, in their distribution and density.”

Cristina Trivellin

“(The painting game)
In our hi-tech age, children no longer play with the toy soldiers that fascinated entire generations of kids in the 20th century. The internet and television have taken the place of the interminable battles fought out between mysterious armies on the kitchen table before getting down to homework.
It took a visionary and unconventional artist like Paolo Ceribelli to bring them back to the front line and turn them into a significant element of today’s complex language. Colored plastic toy soldiers are the stylistic cipher of is highly distinctive visual research. Lining them up on the canvas with meticulous patience, Ceribelli sets out imaginary armies to build fantastical world maps.
Over and beyond its clear aesthetic impact, his approach reveals an interesting conceptual component
A critical and ironic meditation, whose light-heartedness makes it all the more effective, on the ideological and religious fanaticism, the political paradoxes, at the root of the social injustice and arbitrary power balances that the govern our planet.”

Giuliano Papalini

2022_Verona, ArtVerona, Manuel Zoia Gallery.

2022_Parma, ArtParma, SaracenoArt Gallery.

2022_Pavia, Castello Visconteo, Barricades Installation, curated by Simone sacchi.

2022_ Genova, Arte Genova, Galleria Studio Rossetti.

2022_Milano, Unfair, Manuel Zoia Gallery.

2022_ Bruxelles, AAF, Artunity Gallery.

2022_Roma, Contaminations Group Show, SaracenoArtgallery curated by Marilena Saraceno.

2021_ Roma, Solo Show (Aspettando che tutto torni…), saracenoArtgallery curated by Marilena Saraceno.

2021_Miami, Context Art fair, Monshareart New York.

2021_Knokke le Zoute, Group Show, Art Unity Gallery.

2021_Parigi, Contemporary art fair, Galerie Virginie Barrou Planquart.

2021_Losanna, Art Fair, Galerie Virginie Barrou Planquart.

2021_Amburgo, AAF, Galerie Virginie Barrou PLanquart.

2020_Milano, Unknown Soldier, Finalist, Mellone ArtPrize, Dario Mellone Foundation.

2020_Genova, Solo Show “Mindset”, StudioRossetti Artecontemporanea curated by Annalisa Ramos and Elisabetta Rossetti.

2020_Parigi, Contenporary Art Show, Galerie Virginie Barrou Planquart.

2020_Madrid, Urvanity Art Fair,Galerie Virginie Barrou Planquart.

2020_ Londra, AAF Galerie virginie Barrou Planquart.

2019_Miami Context Art,Galerie Virginie Barrou Planquart.

2019_Milano_Solo Show “Paolo Ceribelli”, Permanent collection Bene Insurance, curated by Andrea Sabia.

2019_Bruxelles, AAF, Artunity Gallery.

2019_New York, AAF Galerie virginie Barrou Planquart.

2019_Londra, AAF Galerie Virginie Barrou Planquart.

2019_Parigi, Contemporary Art Show, Galerie virginie Barrou Planquart.

2018_Bruxelles, Barricades Installation, Private Fundation, curated by Pa&Pa Arte.

2018_Honk Hong, AAF, Galerie Virginie Barrou Planquart.

2018_Milano, 25/28, Group show, Glauco cavaciuti Arte.

2018_Genova, Arte Genova, Galleria Studio Rossetti.

2018_Brescia, Phospenes, Percapita artecontempornea.

2018_New York, AAf, Galerie Virginie Barrou Planquart.

2018_Bruxelles, AAf, Artunity Gallery.

2018_Lille, ArtUp Lille, Galerie Virginie Barrou Planquart.

2017_Torino, Paratissima Festival, Barricades Installation, curated by Francesca Canfora.

2017_Milano, Solo Show “Limit is a mindset”, Pa&Pa Arte, curated by Cristina Trivellin.

2017_Londra, AAF Hampsted, Art Unity Gallery.

2017_Basilea, Scope Basel, Galerie Virginie Barrou Planquart.

2017_Parma, Parma 360° Festival, Barricades Installation, curated by Chiara Canali and Camilla Mineo.

2017_Bruxelles, Barricades Installation, Private Fundation, curated by Jonathan Jossart and William Hoek.

2016_Parigi, Solo Show “Tutto Torna…”,Galerie Barrou Planquart, curated by Virginie Planquart.

2016_Miami, Scope Miami Beach, Gallerie Virginie Barrou Planquart.

2016_Como, Streetscape 5 Street and urban art festival, Barricades Installation, curated by Chiara Canali and Ivan Quaroni.

2016_New York, Art Southampton, Galerie Virginie Barrou Planquart.

2016_Basilea, Scope Basel, Galerie Virginie Barrou Planquart.

2016_Knokke le Zoute, Belgio, Art Unity Gallery.

2015_Knokke le Zoute, Belgio, Art Unity Gallery, “Op”, curated by William Hoek e Jonathan Jossart.

2015_Padova, Solo Show “Tutto torna…”_Nodo Gallery e Ars-now Seragiotto, curated by Mauro Casotto.

2015_Miami, Scope Miami Beach, Gallerie Virginie Barrou Planquart.

2015_Torino, Paratissima, Useless Army, curated by Francesca Canfora.

2015_Bruxelles, Solo Show “Paolo Ceribelli”, B19 and Art Unity Gallery, curated by John Alexander Bogaerts.

2015_Todi, Palazzo morelli Fine art, Vedo nero, curated by Eufemia Voto.

2015_Cremona, VIII Biennale di Soncino, Nuovicodici, curated by Chiara Canali.

2014_Principato di Monaco, Y.A., curated by Paola Magni.

2014_Les Baux De Provence, France, A-part Festival international d’art contemporain, curated by Leïla Voigth.

2013_Principato di Monaco, Solo Show “Circles”, Yacht Club, curated by Paola Magni and Thomas De Brouwer.

2013_Bergamo, Italcementi Art_Project, Italcementi permanet Collection, curated by Pa&Pa Arte.

2013_Mantova, Palazzo Te, Orientalmente_Mantegna Cercasi, curated by Alberto Mattia Martini.

2013_Losanna, Leo Burnett, The open gate session, curated by Giovanni Busacca.

2013_Los Angeles, Logitech Art_Project, Logitech permanent collection, curated by Simone Sacchi and Braken Darrel.

2012_Principato di Monaco, Solo Show “Paolo Ceribelli”,_Asset Management,

curated by Karin Torriani.

2012_Todi, Palazzo Morelli Fine Art, A little les conversation a little more action Please, curated by Eufemia Voto.

2011_Bruxelles, Solo Show “Soldiers”, In_Store Gallery, curated by William Hoek and Frédérique Pauporté.

2011_Roma, Museo degli Archivi di stato, La macchina dello stato, curated by Enrica Melossi.

2010_Milano, Solo Show “Toy soldiers Era”, Glauco Cavaciuti Arte, curated by Chiara Canali.

2010_Parigi, Galerie 208, Pop/Comics/World, curated by Patricia Chicheportiche.

2010_Torino, La Contemporanea Art Gallery, The Skull, curated by Nicoletta Pecile.

2010_Parigi, Galerie 208, Designers + Artists, curated by Patricia Chicheportiche.

2009_Milano, Solo Show “Take me Home”, Galleria San Lorenzo, curated by Cristina Trivellin.

2009_Brescia, Breakfast at Arteingenua, curated by Anna Leopaldo.

2008_Artimino, Florence, Group Show,Galleria San Lorenzo.

2008_Milano, Galleria Guido Iemmi, Atto Primo/Atto secondo, curated by Ilaria Bignotti.

2008_Brescia, Grande e Piccolo Miglio del Castello, Finalist, Arteingenua Prize, curated by Ilaria Bignotti and Anna Leopaldo.

2007_Artimino, Florence, Group show, Galleria San Lorenzo.