Verona, 1963

That, of the Veronese artist Riccardo Gusmaroli, is a conceptual research focused on the impulse of man towards the exploration of new territories, ideally represented as an elliptical and spiraliform wandering in the depths of imagination. His artistic career is influenced by his experience as a still-life photographer, evident in his vocation to build compositions of everyday objects and in the lively inventiveness with which the photographic image is covered by calligraphic colored signs that, later, they will turn into paths on maps, on flowers, or cover the entire surface of the canvas.

Between the 90s and the 2000s his artistic language is also consolidating: here then appear the red, white and black monochromes, with the dance of the boats on imaginary routes, the canvases with the extroflected holes, similar to volcanic morphology, the eggs miniaturistically perforated as laces and the nautical charts rippled by tiny chessboard with three-dimensional star shapes.


Riccardo Gusmaroli was born in Verona in 1963. His artistic career is influenced by his experience as a still-life photographer in Studio Azzurro, which led him to found, in 1985, Studio Acqua, evident in his vocation to build compositions of everyday objects. In the early 90s he exhibited at the exhibition “Unforeseen” in Volpaia, Radda in Chianti, at the Toselli Gallery in Milan, at the New York gallery in Sperone (1993) and at the Raffaelli Studio in Trento (1994), as well as, later, at the Museo Civico in Lodi, at Castello di Cornegliano and Galleria Viafarini in Milan, next to Carla Accardi and De Maria.


The 2000s mark the beginning of a fertile exhibition season, in art galleries in Turin, Milan, Rome, Bologna, Lugano, Paris, Montecarlo, Hamburg, Tel Aviv, Providence, as well as in public spaces such as Villa Sartirana in Giussago (MB), the Trevi Flesh Art Museum in Arezzo, the Foro Italico and the Vittoriano Museum in Rome, the GAM in Turin and the Civic Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Arezzo. In 2007 he exhibited at the Liu Hai Su Art Centre in Shanghai, on the occasion of the Masters of Brera exhibition.  

In 2010 the gallery Colossi Arte Contemporanea dedicated him the solo exhibition 3 oceans, 7 seas, 149 thousand km² of land. In 2015 he exhibited at the Palazzo della Regione Lombardia and his solo exhibition at the Glauco Cavaciuti frequenze parallele In 2016 he exhibited at the UNIX Gallery and at the Italian Cultural Institute in New York on the occasion of the exhibition Rigorismo, alongside Bonalumi, Simeti, Dadamaino and Pinelli.

In 2018 he took part in the BAU project, which was then presented at the Triennale in Milan and a few weeks later at the Triennale with the soft revolution exhibition Portofranco.  In May 2019 he exhibited together with Adrian Paci, Elisabeth Aro, Alfredo Rapetti Mogol and others in the collective BienNolo, the “counter-Biennale” conceived by Carlo Vanoni in Milan.