ALFREDO BRUSORIO

By Robert Bernier
Parcours, Art et Art de vivre. Summer 2007

Milan, you know it? This city, less liked by tourists, remains one of my favourite. I still have not fully understood why every time I inhaled the air it is bathed in and seen the light that caresses it, I felt so at home.
There is something irresistible in the atmosphere of Milan, something fabulous that is not instantly perceptible. Throughout my interview with Alfredo Brusorio I kept feeling that delicious vertigo that animates me each time I find myself on one of the avenues of that pleasant city, with its beautiful women and its immaculately dressed men with their singular accent. I finally understood that what makes Milan so exceptional are in a large part its people and…. vice versa.
Alfredo Brusorio was in his twenties when he studied at Milan’s Accademia de belle arti di Brera, a renowned institution in Italy. It has assured its place in the history of art in general by the calibre of its professorial staff, that has inspired young minds from generation to generation.

Continue in ART CRITIQUE tab.

BIO

Alfredo Brusorio was born in Milan in 1939. A successful artist in Italy, he is also well-known in Switzerland, where he studied and worked for five years and in France, especially in Paris, where on several occasions he exhibited his most significant works. In Italy he is permanently represented at the “Galerie Lydia Monaro” in Montreal, Canada, “Arte Centro” Gallery and at the “Diarcon Gallery”, both in Milan and at the “Ravagnan Gallery of Venice and New York. Brusorio is a non-figurative pa inter deeply committed to clarify a “symbol” capable of expressing the universal mean ing of human existence generated by Mother Earth and projected into boundless space, in the endless continuity of time. For Brusorio space is the only universe, time is eternity. He is not only a master in drawing, but also a poet of color, a poet whose song conveys a message of hope in the solidarity among all people on our planet, and someday, perhaps, among all beings livin g in the mystery of the universe.

EDUCATION

1993-2000 Studies in Italy and Switzerland

1988-1992 Studies of Amerindian Hopi culture (United States)

1984 Master’s degree in visual art at the Université du Québec à Montréal, Quebec

1970 Courses in spatial composition, Academia di belle arti di Brera, Milano, Italy

GROUP SHOWS

2011“Nuit Rouge”, Galerie Lydia Monaro, Montréal, Qc

2010 Toronto International Art Fair, reprensented by Galerie Lydia Monaro, Toronto,

2010 «Small Sizes Great Christmas», Galerie Lydia Monaro, Montréal, Qc

2010 «Nuits Blanches», Galerie Lydia Monaro, Montréal, Qc

2009 «X-mas Exhibition», Galerie Lydia Monaro, Montréal, Qc

1968 Premio Vigevano, Vigevano, Italy

1968 Premio Parabiago, Milano, Italy

1967 Galleria Pedrani, Legnano, Italy

SOLO SHOWS

1984 Formes Espace Galerie Alliance, Montreal, Quebec

1980 Alfredo Brusorio, Minigal, Montreal, Quebec

1979 Italexporama, Complexe Le Baron, Montreal, Quebec

1979 Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Montreal, Quebec

1979 Minigal, Montreal, Quebec

1978 Pavillon Italien, Terre des Hommes, Montreal, Quebec

1978 Exposition Hôtel Windsor, Montreal, Quebec

1978 Exposition Place Desjardins, Montreal, Quebec

1977 Gallery Danielli, Toronto, Ontario

1977 Gallery Damjkar Burton, Hamilton, Ontario

1977 Settimana Italiana, Complexe Desjardins, Montreal, Quebec

1977 Settimana Italiana, Ottawa, Ontario

1976 Alfredo Brusorio, Galleria l’Incontro, Padoua, Italy

1976 Galleria Pedrani, June 10to 27, Legnano, Italy

1975 Alfredo Brusorio, Istituto Italiano di Cultural, Montreal, Quebec

1975 Galerie St-Denis, , Montreal, Quebec

1975 Galleria Diarcon, Milan, Italy

1975 Studio S Sofia 33, Milan, Italy

1974 Studio A Galleria, Milan, Italy

1974 Mairie de Cassis, Cassis, France

1974 Galleria Pedrani, Legnano, Italy

1974 Alfredo Brusorio,Galleria Marosa,Portofino, Italy

1974 Galleria Il Clubimo, Castiglione Olona, Italy

1973 Alfredo Brusorio, Galleria Marosa, Portofino,Italy

1973 Galleria Pedrani, Legnano, Italy

1972 Galleria Diarcon, Milan, Italy

1972 Pittura contemporanea, Galleria Geri Mars, Milan, Italy

1972 Brusorio, Galleria Pedrani, Legnano, Italy

1971 Galleria Dei Portici, June, Ancona, Italy

1971 Galleria Pedrani, Legnano, Italy

1971 Galleria Varesina d’Arte, Varese, Italy

1971 Galleria Diarcon, Milan, Italy

1971 Galleria Mobile Antico, Legnano, Italy

1970 Galleria Porta Romana, Milan, Italy

1970 Galleria dell’Estate Valsesiana, Serravalle Sesia, Italy

1970 Galleria del Centro Culturale, Lomellina Mortara, Italy

1970 Galleria Ambrosianeum, Milan, Italy

1970 Galleria Diarcon, Milan, Italy

1969 Galleria Varesina d’Arte, Varese, Italy

1969 Pittore Alfredo Brusorio. Palazzo Exposizione Biennale, Busto Arsizio, Italy

1969 Galleria Internazionale, Legnano, Italy

1969 Galleria Porta Romana, Milan, Italy

1969 Galleria Buonarotti, Busto Arsizio, Italy

1968 Premio Parabiago d’Arte, Parabiago, Italy

1968 Galleria Varesina d’Arte, Varese, Italy

1968 Premio Vigevano, Vigevano, Italy

1968 Premio Parabiago, Milan, Italy

1967 Galleria Pedrani, Legnano, Italy

ART CRITIQUE

Milan, you know it? This city, less liked by tourists, remains one of my favourite. I still have not fully understood why every time I inhaled the air it is bathed in and seen the light that caresses it, I felt so at home.
There is something irresistible in the atmosphere of Milan, something fabulous that is not instantly perceptible. Throughout my interview with Alfredo Brusorio I kept feeling that delicious vertigo that animates me each time I find myself on one of the avenues of that pleasant city, with its beautiful women and its immaculately dressed men with their singular accent. I finally understood that what makes Milan so exceptional are in a large part its people and…. vice versa.
Alfredo Brusorio was in his twenties when he studied at Milan’s Accademia de belle arti di Brera, a renowned institution in Italy. It has assured its place in the history of art in general by the calibre of its professorial staff, that has inspired young minds from generation to generation. This was also the time of the emergence of modernity (in its different phases), of artists like Marino Marini, Carlo Carra, Lucio Fontana, Roberto Crippa and so many others who left a mark on the art of their epoch. Well before that, but also throughout the 20th century, l’Accademia vibrated with creative energy but never more so than during the 1950s. Alfredo Brusorio recalls this period as being called no less than ‘the golden age of Milan’. It was in that unique climate that he carried on his studies, drawn to modern art, particularly Bauhaus and its ‘monuments’, as well as the art of Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky and Johannes Iten.
The Italian artists who were his teachers, Fontana and Crippa among them, further strengthened his preoccupation with the sign, the symbolic, and the importance of spatial composition. The painter is born. It must be noted, that there is nothing instinctive or improvised in Brusorio’s paintings.
Everything is thought out and placed with precise significance. All is coded and the circle is the focal point, recurring in most of his works. Its shape is the matrix underlying his entire body of work. It signifies life, the matriarch, the vessel of all the souls. Each shape carries a larger meaning and its coming to life is of mystical proportions.
Clearly, beyond their narrative aspect, Alfredo Brusorio’s creations have to make pictorial and plastic sense. These manifest and grow in the links between the diverse formal elements of the painting and its surface. These connections, a fundamental element in Brusorio’s art, are never subject to the changing format of the works. Whether executed on a minuscule or monumental scale, they retain their formal integrity unaltered. The artist himself defines his work as composed in an intuitively mathematical manner in the placement of the many elements. This at once poet and mathematician of the metaphor, weaves paintings that in the very least depart from the ordinary. And to discover them, pay a visit to Galerie Lydia Monaro in Old Montreal. If the style fascinates you, you certainly will not regret it!

By Robert Bernier
Parcours, Art et Art de vivre, summer 2007

NEWS