Mauro Bergonzoli

Mauro Bergonzoli
International contemporary Artist
born December 24th 1965 Milan, Italy

The Italian Artist Mauro Bergonzoli was born in Milan on December 24th, 1965. In his fathers
engraving studio he learned the craft of precision and draftsmanship as a young boy. At the age
of 14, his teacher discovered his extraordinary artistic talent. Soon he was sent to art school and
began selling his comics and artwork. Bergonzoli was quickly recruited by advertising agencies
in Milan. A 25-year long career as creative director in commercial and animation films for
companies like Ferrero and Geox followed. Bergonzoli finally broke free in 2000 to dedicate
himself exclusively to the creation of his original artwork. Successful exhibitions followed in
galleries, fairs and museums in cities such as Portofino, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Hong Kong,
Milan, St. Moritz, Miami, Munich, Hamburg, Cologne, Berlin, Bologna, Ravenna, Augsburg and
Venezia.
Bergonzoli paintings tell stories of love and celebrate the beauty of life. His style is both playful
and sophisticated, contemporary and “oldschool”. The artist creates works bursting with good
vibrations and hand-paints every canvas solely by himself, with no Atelier assistants. He lives
and works in his „Bavarian Giverny“- the Country Atelier outside Munich where he receives art
collectors from around the globe.
Bergonzoli is best known for his modern „Canaletto-esque“ interpretations of Venice. With his
signature NEO-POP style, he shows the ancient merchant city in all her glory and splendour,
omitting the current contamination and pollution through mass tourism. He also loves to paint
water lilies, fashionable women, beautiful architecture, majestic horses and desirable cars. „I
have many visions to paint so I use acrylic instead of oil paints. It’s faster and environment
friendly“.

With his signature eye symbol, Bergonzoli invites his viewer to keep an open mind, observe the
world like a child and focus on what is really there. „ I believe a personal point of view is
essential to keeping creative thoughts and ideas alive.“ His „magic bunny“ character appears
randomly in his paintings and signifies love, productivity, fun and pleasure.
In 2019 Yoko Ono chose Mauro Bergonzoli’s art concept „Acqua Alta“ - message in a bottle – to
be included in her Museum Exhibition „Peace is Power“ in Leipzig, Germany. Bergonzoli created
the glass sculpture in Murano, Italy with Archimede Seguso and hand painted it with liquid
chrome.