About Mario Rossi

Through photography, I wish to represent the dynamic complexity of real geometry through the interaction of shapes and space.  I am deeply inspired by both Futurism and Cubism and through all of the above I am able to express what is often hidden inside of me.

Mario was born in Naples (Italy) and now lives in Rome  the city  that he set off from and the city he goes back to. Mario has been involved in photography since the late seventies, gradually supporting the need for a deeper search for a language to identify with. His point of view is influenced by his painterly vision of a place, which he transform into a photograph. This interpretation derives from his personal study of the modern tradition of the abstract-figurative “-isms” typical of the early twentieth-century avant-garde movements in the arts. Geometry is certainly an important aspect of his research. “Forms and trace elements are repeated with an attention to mathematics and music. The composition is arranged in a pattern that produces harmony and refers to a symphonic score of lights and figures interspersed with fragments of stories surprised from analytical look and similar to choreographies.” Mario has exhibited in several galleries in Rome, Milan, Venice, Florence, Lecce, Naples, Amsterdam, Paris, London, New York, Philadelphia, Berlin and Dubai. The artwork Travellers # 1 is presently in the collections of: The Philadelphia University of the Arts and of the France Public Library.

Solo exhibitions:


Flussi Geometrici, Complesso di Vicolo Valdina, Camera dei Deputati, curated by Loris Schermi.


Walking. Gallerati Gallery, Rome.


Museografie. International Festival of Rome, Acta International gallery, Rome.


Evidence of Shape. Officine Fotografiche, Rome.

Group exhibitions


Directed Art Modern at Superfine Art Fair, Art Basel, Miami, Fl. (USA)

Affordable Art Fair, StudioPiù, Milan.


Italian Art Fair. Gallery of Light, Dubai.

START Fair.  Saatchi Gallery, London, with Studio Pivot.

Out of Norm. Werkkunst gallery, Berlin.


Best shots Exhibition Tour, UK.

Heist Launch. Heist gallery, London.


The Photo Review.  Gallery 1401, University of the Arts, Philadelphia.

Prix de la Découverte, Salon de la Photo, Paris.


Intimate Space/Urban Space. BiBox Artspace, Biella.


Affordable Art Fair, Amsterdam.


Expectations NY.  The Invisible Dog, New York.


Fuori3.  Gallerati Gallery, Rome.

Boundary Areas.  PrimoPianoLivinGallery, Lecce.



Second place at IPA: International Photography Awards, professional section, Architecture, Interiors

Finalist at Premio Arte Roma.

Honorable mention at Mifa II, Moscow.


Honorable mention at Mifa I, Moscow.

Honorable mention at IPA, International Photography Awards.


Third place winner at The Photo Pholio Review, Philadelphia.

Honorable mention at IPA, International Photography Awards

Finalist at the International Fine Art Award at The Gran Prix de la Decouverte, Paris.

Winner at The Best Shots International UK, Richmond.

Winner at XVI International Art Award Massenzio, Roma.


Finalist at the second edition of Donkey Art Prize.


Honorable mention at IPA, International Photography Awards


Overall winner in the category Photography and Digital Graphics in the 2010 edition of the Premio Celeste Italy;


Swimming Pool, selected artwork for the project Jpeggy, sponsored by AMACI and Telecom Italy.

Selected author for competitions Premio Celeste and Celeste Prize International, Italy.


Honorable mention at the FNAC Attention Talent Photo for the work Evidence of Shape.


Discerning Compositions

Fragmented Light

In Fiera

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