Event > From Montmartre to Momart - 2015 exhibition - 13th June – 4 th July - Gallery Castellano Arte Conte

Here are twelve artists who love to interact directly with the public by displaying their works in the most beautiful town squares in the Veneto region. Twelve artists who have now gathered in our gallery to act as “quality food” for the soul.

This exhibition was born in town squares: it showcases Art and artists who have left the squares and open-air galleries to enter a “physical” Gallery. For some of them, this is the first time. And not because they did not deserve to display their art in a gallery, but merely because today’s Art “market” intimidates not only the public, who rarely crosses the thresholds of art galleries, but also those who produce Art. Even the mere act of stepping into a gallery to savour or reflect upon an exhibition seems like a luxury.

This collective exhibition was thus born when a certain artist began to introduce her artist friends to associations like Momart, “Vecia Padova”, Gattamelata, Circolo Arte libera, Mammart, Il Gradino. 

Alessandro Braggion, Este (PD) 1960. Painter. He is characterised by a style which can be described as three-dimensional – if not tactile –, indeed, a style that focuses on light and generates strength and volume even in a poppy flower.

Luigi Carfì, Padova 1978. Painter. Luigi is a naïf artist who paints a spontaneous, bright-coloured vision of the city and eschews traditional perspective. He depicts our daily life in a fable-like, poetic style which is only apparently joyful and carefree.

Ezio Favrin, Altivole (TV) 1951. Painter. His human, introspective research on existence and on the nature around him has led Ezio to develop an instantly recognizable style which is reminiscent of Van Gogh’s. His art conveys an external joie de vivre and a sense of belonging to his home country.

Antonio Gallina, Asolo (TV) 1935. Painter. Antonio transfers unto the canvas a language of aesthetic synthesis through his elaboration of colours and signs. In each artwork there is a moment in life, depicted with a disarming simplicity which tends towards harmony and balance.

Uber gatti, Rovigo 1953, lives in Orzinuovi (BS).
Uber employs organic and natural materials, juxtaposed with colour and personal creativity, to generate scenarios which prompt reflections on the urgent necessity to take action in order to save nature.

Roberto Lando, Rossano Veneto 1950. Painting, installations.
Roberto’s art is abstract and tri-dimensional. He adds musical instruments which become one with the colours or plastic castings he also employs. He projects constrained suffering or explosive joy – there is no middle ground.

Elena Sanzeri Marinato, Bologna 1938, lives in Castelfranco Veneto (TV).
Elena’s painting style is gestural and immediate. There are no preparatory sketches. She employs palette knives. For the most part, she paints faces: silent self-portraits which convey an inward reflection on her existentiality.

Gianfranco Scquizzato, Camposampiero (PD) 1954, lives in Piombino Dese (PD).
In landscapes and portraits, Gian Franco chases after an inner reflection which is close to the soul, a philosophical reflection on the path to follow in life, a path which is often interrupted, causing us to become lost and fall into a spiral of loneliness.

Alessandro Stella, Padova 1948.Painter.
Alessandro paints walls laden with the traces of past lives, glimpses of silence-filled architectures. His presence is tangible as he passes through – as the main actor – in the recollection of life experiences.

Elena Tonellotto, Piazzola sul Brenta (PD)1976, painter and decorator.
Elena loves France, especially Provence, with its nature and colours. This muse undoubtedly inspires all her artworks, whether on canvas, ceramics, furniture or walls.

Silvio Zago, Cavarzere (VE)
1946. Painter.
Silvio paints rural landscapes, urban clusters, canals, boats, bridges and calli as seen through the eyes of one who is not satisfied with their external beauty, but who seeks to uncover their inner traits, their soul.

Cristina Zucchi, Modena 1963, lives in Noventa Padovana (PD).
Painter. Cristina is a colour artist, in that she highlights the meaning of colour, whether she is painting abstract art, landscapes, flowers, fruit or “Angels’ wings.”


Inauguration: Saturday 13 June, 5pm

Artists: Alessandro Braggion, Luigi Carfì, Ezio Favrin, Antonio Gallina, Uber Gatti, Roberto Lando, Elena Sanzeri Marinato, Alessandro Stella, Gianfranco Scquizzato,
Elena Tonellotto, Silvio Zago, Cristina Zucchi.

Presentation: Luigina Mazzocca, with the artists’ own contributions

Aperitif courtesy of “Le Corti”, Via Roma 37 - Castelfranco Veneto (TV)

Catalogue avaible at the exhibition

Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10am – 1pm and 4pm – 7.30pm

It is also possible to make reservations outside opening hours.

info: +39 3480302605


CASTELLANO Arte Contemporanea
Via Roma.38 – 31033 Castelfranco Veneto TV

(500 metres from the train station)

  • Via Roma, 38
    Castelfranco Veneto (TV)


Castellano Arte Contemporanea was born in 2005 and this year celebrates its first 10 years in the business. The gallery is located in Castelfranco Veneto’s historic centre, in a building designed by architect Mario Botta in the Nineties, right in front of the splendid medieval walls which witnessed the birth of the great Giorgione.
Company Contacts
Via Roma, 38
31033 - Castelfranco Veneto (TV)
+393480302605 www.castellanoartecontemporanea.com
Further information
The Castellano Arte Contemporanea gallery focuses on artists from the Veneto region who have been well-known since the Fifties and alternates their displays with those of emerging artists, who share with their more famous counterparts the same concern with “art as Beauty.”

The gallery was inaugurated on 20th March 2005 with an exhibition by Ennio Finzi (1931), a Venetian artist whose research concentrates on the meaning of gestures, light and timbre.

In 2006 the gallery showcased works by Cesco Magnolato (1926) from San Donà di Piave (Venice), who in 1954 won first prize for engraving at the 27th edition of the Venice Biennale. In the same year the gallery also showcased works by Giovanni Centazzo (1942), whose chromatic and gestural poetry represents the landscape of the artist’s home region, the Friuli.

In 2007 the gallery invited painter and sculptor Giorgio Celiberti (1929), whose Holocaust-inspired art is internationally acclaimed, and Ulisse Salvador (1910), from Padua, who is known for his fresco paintings and who was a student of Saetti’s.

In 2008 the gallery hosted “100 female heads” by Toni Zarpellon (1942), an intellectually profound artist from Vicenza and creator of the well-known “Rubbio Quarries.” In the same year, the Castellano gallery – which was then known as Art&Media – assembled several artists for a great exhibition called “7 Painters of Today and Yesterday”: Barbaro, Borsato, Paolucci, Gambino, Gianquinto, Licata and Magnolato.

In 2009, the gallery ran the first of five collective exhibitions dedicated to the 500th anniversary of the great Giorgione’s death. The exhibition was called “Geometry of Art Created” and it displayed works by Getulio Alviani, Gianni Colombo, Dadamaino, Franco Daleffe, Edoardo Landi, Luciano Marin, Marcello Morandini, Bruno Munari, Manlio Onorato, Vincenzo Pellitta, Giorgio Perretti, Nino di Salvatore, Victor Simonetti, Jesùs-Rafhael Soto.

In 2010 the gallery served as incubator for the manifesto “Our Dialectic – The Emotional Dialectic of Art as Beauty,” which was created by 7 emerging artists from the Veneto region: Grazia Azzali, Ugo Gazzola, Fabiano Fiorin, Silvano Longo, Mazzocca&Pony, Maria Pia Settin, Patrizia Simionato.

In 2011 and 2012 the Castellano Arte Contemporanea gallery sought to promote, partly through art fairs held all over Italy, the work of emerging artists whose most diverse expression techniques aimed to convey the complexity of creative processes in the situation of profound crisis which characterizes this specific historical period. This crisis is not merely economic, but is also a crisis of conscience, values, and culture. A special mention goes to Annalù and Matteo Boato.

In 2013 the gallery hosted a personal exhibition by Renato Meneghetti (Rosà, Vicenza, 1947). An artist who has been at the centre of many exhibitions in the most important European and international museums, Meneghetti is known as the “Radiograph Painter.” He kept his work separated from the various artistic trends of his time and operated in several art sectors ranging from painting to sculpting, from design to architecture, from photography to cinema, from music to theatre.

The year 2014 was dominated by the exhibition “Hell and Paradise” by Monica Pirone and Mazzocca&Pony. This exhibition combined painting, sculpture, video installations and performances to effectively convey the notion of a broken, disoriented society, which nevertheless hopes that the Beauty of art might yet save the world.

In 2015, the year of the Milan Expo, the universal exposition, the Castellano gallery has planned several event-exhibitions to be held on site at Via Roma 38, Castelfranco Veneto. These event-exhibitions will contribute to the prestige not only of Giorgione’s birth town, but also of the Veneto Expo: a portal which includes events organized by artistic institutions all over the Veneto region.
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