Giollo Art

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Devakrishna M. Giollo Devakrishna Marco Giollo was born in Bellinzona, Ticino, Switzerland in 1953.

- 1970 he studied at the Architect School STS of Trevano, but left after a year realizing that the intensive technical studies were not going to be his real calling.

- 1971 in Lugano he joined the School of Art CSIA, where he got trained with some of the best contemporary artists of Switzerland

- 1971, the same year, he won the second prize for sculpture at the 'VI Bienneale Villa Saroli Art Exhibition'.

- 1974 he won the Bariffi Prize and one of his works was accepted and produced in the size of 3 x 15 meters sculpture at one of the 2 restaurants of the Congress House of Lugano.

He traveled all over the world, from Oregon to California, from New York to Sydney and from India and Singapore to Hong Kong, exhibiting a variety of new styles of work in many countries.

- 2000 he returned to Europe.
He now lives in Switzerland, works in his two ateliers in Scoenenbuch near Basel and Magadino in Ticino.

- 2003 & 2004 he won 2 times the second price of the Landfall Art Center recycling art competition in Alberoni, Lido di Venezia, Italy.

- 2013 he won the Swiss Artists Contest 2013 with Gallerie Del Mese-Ficsher Prize "Progetto Evo" organized by Kunst Forum International.

His art is concerned with beauty and a peaceful, silent space of meditation. It is this dimension, in stark contrast to the art-worlds 'pretensions' of constant 'novelty' and 'meaning', which he hopes to share. As he himself says:

"For me painting is a meditative act When I paint I am totally lost in the act of painting. It is a 'no- mind' experience. What I am left with afterwards is a canvas that wants to go, wants to make someone or some place happy. When that happens I feel honored and grateful; I feel I gave a little something, a little beauty to the world."

Self Portrait

In the World but not of it :: Osho 

130x130 cm.

Face: acrylic and mix media.

Dress: acrylic, credit card, Swiss & Indian money, Gucci D&G Baldini Luis Vouitton logos, Tag Watch, bronze Ganesh, Swiss COOP Supermarket vouchers, Prosecco & Champagne labels, jewelry, old indian beadwork, old embroidery, fake pearls, gold, copper, silver and mix media.
Background: 11'755.-- CH worth of speeding and parking tickets issued to Marco Giollo.
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1969 - 1970 STS Architects School - Trevano Lugano Switzerland
1970 - 1974 CSIA - Art School - Lugano Switzerland
1976 - 1998 Art & Music - OshO School of Meditation
Australia - USA - Asia

1999 - 2003 Giollo Art - Freiburg Germany
2003 till now Giollo Art - Zuerich - Magadino Ticino - Switzerland

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