Sal Garau

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Sal Garau
Salvatore Garau

EducationAccademia di Belle Arti di Firenze

Salvatore Garau (born 1953) is an Italian artist from Sardinia.

Life[change | change source]

Garau was born in Santa Giusta, a town in the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, Italy. He studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze. He graduated from then 1974. In 1977 he became the drummer in the progressive rock group Stormy Six. After Stormy Six disbanded, he became a visual artist. He had his first solo show in 1984.[1] He participated in the 50th Biennale di Venezia in 2003[2] and showed work at the European Parliament in Strasbourg in the same year.

In 2005 he painted a large abstract work on sheet of PVC. The sheet was hung to cover the scaffolding on a building in Corso Magenta in Milan.[3] In 2006 he made the Installation art Ichthys Sacro Stagno. For that work he created large ponds on the floors of three churches in towns in the Province of Oristano. He then put fish from nearby ponds into the church ponds.[1][4]

In 2009 he had a solo show at the Musée d'art moderne et contemporain of Saint-Etienne, in France.[5]

Garau has work in several museums including the Museo del Novecento (formerly in the Civico Museo d'Arte Contemporanea),[6]:383 the Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna and the Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea in Milan.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 [s.n.] (2013). Salvatore Garau: Rosso Wagner Archived 2 February 2016 at the Wayback Machine (in Italian). Città metropolitana di Milano. Accessed January 2016.
  2. Paolo Manazza (16 June 2003).I giovani fanno il botto (in Italian). Corriere della Sera. Archived 19 December 2015.
  3. Rosella Ghezzi (8 April 2005). Ecco come nasce un quadro di 200 mq (in Italian). Corriere della Sera, page 59. Archived 31 May 2014.
  4. IX Festival Dromos (in Italian). Regione Autonoma della Sardegna. Accessed January 2016.
  5. Lóránd Hegyi (2009). Salvatore Garau: Photogrammes avec horizon (exhibition catalogue, in French). Milano: Electa. ISBN 9788837069995.
  6. Maria Teresa Fiorio (editor) (1994). Civico museo d'arte contemporanea (in Italian). Milano: Electa. ISBN 9788843549245.