Emiliano Donaggio is a young and well-known artist
in the international sphere, with many exhibitions, collectives, biennials and personal works in the most significant Italian and European cities such as Barcelona and London. He has exhibited in the USA (Los Angeles and New York) and in South America.
He pursues his creative path with coherence and complete freedom of expression, both in the field of design (the jackets he designed were purchased by worldwide artists such as Madonna, Elton John, Robin Williams) and that which is purely artistic.
He loves using indigent materials (plastic, wire) which he incorporates into his creations, including his major works on building facades. Added to this is a certain sense of color and incorporation of written works which makes him an heir to pop art and graffiti.
He is represented in the Huma Kabakci collection
along with numerous artists such as Pablo Picasso, Damien Hirst, Max Ernst, David Hockney, Joseph Beuys and many others.
Born in Venice on 01.27.1975. He lives and works on the Venice Lido island. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice.
I was very little, I was 3-4 years old, and the only toys I had were my colours, pencils and pens. All those small things that could help me express myself on white paper. I liked toy cars, but I used to paint them. I liked robots but there was always something missing, so I changed the robots too.
Since childhood, my life has been art, colours and everything that surrounds me every day. For example, a sweet’s wrapping paper, a piece of iron, a glass installation, everything.
It’s another world, I live somewhere else even if I have to go back after a while.
I have dealt with different materials and fields including fashion, I have painted jackets for famous artists and collaborated with famous musicians and artists. And then came glass. I met maestro Signoretto and we clicked on immediately. He knows how to interpret my ideas perfectly and thanks to his skill he can turn my drawings into glass sculptures faithfully. I then intervene on the work with innovative techniques for Murano for example by adding nails or other decorations.
We have now started a collaboration with the LP glassware company to create a series of unique works of art in view of an exhibition at the MOMA in New York.