Iacoporaguei v2

Iacopo Raugey

1975

Iacopo Raugei was born in Florence in 1975. After completing classical training, he graduated in Molecular Biology at the University of Florence where he studied in the laboratories of the Department of Internal Medicine. From 2004 to 2006 he lived in the United States and worked as a researcher at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. His experience in the states greatly contributed to the development of his art works. In 2006, he had an exhibition at the World Bank Art Society in Washington, DC. Returning to Italy he completes his education earning a Master’s Degree in Marketing, Communication and International Relations. In 2008, he is among the finalists of the III International Arte Laguna Prize and winner of the Wannabee Gallery Special Prize in Milan. In 2009, he won the Celeste Prize on-line voting contest. Alessandro Riva cares for her personal “Failure to Communicate.” In Milan he held his first one man exhibition. In 2010, he enters the Le Meduse art movement with public exhibitions in Italy. In 2011, he holds his second show in Milan, “ Conscious State of Confusion,” which is curated by Viviana Siviero . In 2012 he is the winner of the National Painting Award in the city of Novara. In 2013, he is the finalist of the Tiziano Prize and finalist of 3rd Ricoh Prize. In 2013, he exhibits with Le Meduse in Orlando, Florida. In 2104, Vera Agosti is curator of “There I Wonder” show in Milan at Villa clerici. 2015 “Water is” curated by Vera Agosti and Gianni Floris at the Aqua Expo Venice Pavillion. 2017 “Black on Black” Show curated by Vera Agosti at Villa Bardini, Florence.


Iacopo Raugey works

Halfway

<p>&lsquo;The Devil is in the details,&rsquo; as the saying goes and Raguei never misses an opportunity to cram every scratch, wrinkle, and fold into his works. A horned demon perches ominously in ...

Ragged

<p>Some critics have described Iacopo Raugei&rsquo;s work as nihilistic postmodern. Indeed, the dank filter of his paintings provokes a moody dreamscape, where common objects become dark beacons of...

Social Illusions

Strewn about an empty grassy knoll are a pair of mason jars left behind by a few stragglers from a long expired social gathering.

Used to Die

<p>Iacopo Raguei&rsquo;s inventive descent into despondency takes the mundane of daily life and peppers it with a generous helping of narcissism, which in this case, take the form of an acoustic gu...

Light

<p>Viewing objects unseen by the naked eye doesn&rsquo;t mean they don&rsquo;t exist. Raugei&rsquo;s impeccable depiction of a polarizing microscope festered with simulated spores of mold shows the...

Dreamer

<p>Engulfed in a filter of gray and a wrinkled second-hand plastic bag sits an antique consomm&eacute; cup housing a soiled paint rag accompanied by a small bundle of used art supplies. Scratches a...

Dreamer 2

<p>An extension of the first &lsquo;Dreamer&rsquo; piece, the tubes of paint, discarded rag, and bundle of stained paint brushes wrapped in a plastic bag changes light and shape from the opposing v...

Steel and Canvas

<p>Contemporary artists often try to redefine what art is or what it can be while ignoring what is in their hearts and souls. With Italian artist Iocapo Raugei, every drop of his being is spread ac...

Illusion is the First Pleasures

<p>A hummingbird appears to be free, however the average species has a lifespan of about five years. Through the filter of Raugei this is a mere illusion that we believe we have infinite time on th...

Golden Vessel

<p>Raugei relishes in the melancholy and the sublime with this unassuming, but meticulously detailed urn saturated in a deteriorated sheen of green. The vessel stands over a sheet of frosted glass,...


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