“Palmieri belongs to that breed of undisciplined authors, and therefore apparently difficult to place nowadays, being an architect, a photographer, an artist with a poet’s soul” says Giacinto Di Pietrantonio in his introduction to the work of Marco Palmieri, whose artistic research – filled with references that range from Ettore Sottsass, the artist’s friend and mentor, to Morandi and Hopper – curiously investigates the poetry of spaces, shapes and geometries.
With a test by Giacinto di Pietrantonio and contributions from Antonio Calbi, Angela Madesani, André Magnin, Elena Pontiggia, Giovanni Procaccini, Barbara Radice, Ettore Sottsass and Marco Vallora, Marco Palmieri. Artworks offers an overview on Palmieri’s work, an artist on the border between architecture, painting, photography and design.
Marco Palmieri was born in Naples in 1969. An architect by training, he completed his studies in Dublin. After working in both Paris and Dublin, he returned to Italy and collaborated closely with Ettore Sottsass. Through his work, Palmieri leads an investigation on space in all its facets, interpreted through art, architecture, photography, museum exhibitions and landscape interventions.