‘The inseparable link between Art and Life and the poetry of an everyday dimension lived in an intense, seductive manner are the most profound characteristics of my works.’
Marcello Simeone was born in Naples (Italy). He attended the Academy of Fine Arts and a Three Years Photography Program at the Marangoni Studio Foundation in Florence; he graduated from the London College of Communication at The University of The Arts London with a Master of Arts in Photography.
His work is concerned with the investigation of the lyrical and subjective aspects of the experience, exploring the boundaries between art and life, personal narrative and cultural phenomena. He started as a Techno DJ in the early nineties, in Naples, and subsequently got interested in the photographic medium and over the years he has added video, drawing, painting and installations.
In his latest work ‘A Gradual Approximation to the Sun’ he combines text, photography and performance to create poetic and ironic (in their peculiar way) explorations of the self, in a language that investigates a border territory between slapstick and conceptual drama.
He has exhibited in private galleries and public institutions including solo shows at Galerie Analix in Geneva and Galerie Bugada & Cargnel in Paris. Group Exhibitions include Schunck Glaspalais, Herleen (Netherlands); Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino (Italy); Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (Japan); Galleria Continua, Siena (Italy); Peres Projects, Los Angeles (USA).
His work appears in catalogues and publications such as Flash Art, Purple and Vogue Italia.
He currently lives in London.