Dario Campanile

Bio

Dario Campanile’s journey started in Rome, Italy where he was born April 21, 1948. Dario expressed an affinity for art as a young boy. When he was 14, the artist was bedridden with a kidney ailment for three months, and his father gave him a set of oil paints to cheer him up.

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Artworks

AMORE A PRIMA VISTA

oil on canvas
92×92 cm

AT THE END OF THE DAY

oil on canvas
112×92 cm

PEARS IN PLASTIC

oil on canvas
50×40 cm

RIUNITI

oil on canvas
76×61 cm

AUTUMN SCAPE

oil on metal
40,5×30,5 cm

BLISS

oil on canvas
81×81 cm

COSTA AZZURA

mix media on canvas
157,5×157,5 cm

EMERGING HEART

oil on canvas
81,5×101,5 cm

FALL IS COMING

oil on canvas
76×101,5 cm

FEATHERS

oil on metal
92,5×67,5 cm

FLOWERING SEA

oil on canvas
101,5×76 cm

INTERTWINED

oil on metal
61×40,5 cm – framed

LAND OF ECSTASY

oil on canvas
101,5×71 cm

MASTERTREE

oil on metal
91,5×61 cm – framed

MEDITERRANEO

oil on canvas
61×61 cm

MISTRAL

oil on canvas
56×61 cm

OUTREACH

oil on canvas
81×81 cm

PHENOMENON

oil on canvas
91,5×71 cm

Curriculum

Dario Campanile’s journey started in Rome, Italy where he was born April 21, 1948. Dario expressed an affinity for art as a young boy. When he was 14, the artist was bedridden with a kidney ailment for three months, and his father gave him a set of oil paints to cheer him up. He painted his first still life in just a few days.  A self-taught artist, once Campanile had mastered the tools, he was off on a free-spirited ride, never quite sure where he was going, but always secure in the knowledge that his natural gifts and instincts would take him into exciting new realms.  Meetings with Salvador Dali, who coined him the “Roman Master” and De Chirico  influenced his work as a painter.  In 1986 Dario was commissioned to redesign and create a new logo for the  famed Paramount Pictures. In  2005 Dario was invited to participate on a project called “Missing Peace”. Dario met the Dali Lama at his home in India where he posed for a portrait exhibited in the project.

After decades of painting realism and surrealism, Campanile’s work has evolved into abstract expressionism, which is now the artist’s main focus and passion. Here, he describes what it is like to create his renowned abstract paintings: ”Working in abstract for me is the most direct and pure form of artistic expression coming from my unconscious. My medium is mostly oil on canvas and some acrylics on canvas. The challenge is to be able to trust and surrender and allow the channel of creativity to come through me, like an open vessel. This process most of the time is very daring because I want to make sure that the pure essence of child-like energy comes through the body and mind of the adult. When this happens, magically, a deep, unknown world of symbolism and metaphor unfolds. It is fascinating! I find painting abstract is more difficult than painting realism because it is an act of courage and exposes my vulnerability. There is no control or rational behind it, yet there is tremendous freedom. I am facing an open canvas waiting to be filled…”

Dario Campanile has lived in the United States for the past 30 plus years, living in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Maui, Hawaii.  After 50 years of artistic expression, he is unceasingly inspired by the beauty in the world and continues on his journey through art.

Dario Campanile – Artist Statement on working in Abstract 

“Working in abstract for me is the most direct and pure form of artistic expression coming from my unconscious. The challenge is to be able to trust and surrender and allow the channel of creativity to come through me, like an open vessel. This process most of the time is very daring because I want to make sure that the pure essence of child-like energy comes through the body and mind of the adult. My main goal is to be able to express my true soul and continue my journey by taking risks and always allowing myself to explore new visions.”

Events & Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2014 Monte Carlo – Vista Palace

2014 Newport Beach – Lahaina Galleries

2012 Santa Monica – James Gray Gallery

2002 Sonoma – Lahaina Galleries

2001 San Francisco – Christopher Clark Fine Art

1998 San Francisco – Powell Street Galleries

1997 Aspen – Miranda Galleries

1996 Aspen – Miranda Galleries

1995 Aspen – Miranda Galleries

1994 Sausalito – Piazza Gallery First Retrospective

1981 Los Angeles – Magma Gallery

1977 Lugano, Switzerland – Galleria Il Ponte

1975 Basel – Galleria Geiger

1974 Los Angeles – Janus Gallery

1973 Beverly Hills – Edgardo Acosta Gallery

1971 Paris – Galeries La Fayette

 

Group Exhibitions

2011 San Antonio – San Antonio Museum of Art – “The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama”

2010 Stockholm – Nobel Museum – “The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama”

2010 Napa Valley – Chloe Fine Art

2010 Santa Fe – Klaudia Marr Gallery

2010 Romania – Brukenthal National Museum – “The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama”

2009 Miami – Frost Art Museum – “The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama”

2009 Madrid – Fundacion Canal – “The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama”

2008 Tokyo – Hillside Terrace in Shibuya – “The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama”

2007 San Francisco – Yerba Buena Center for the Arts -“The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama”

2007 New York – Rubin Museum of Art – “The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama”

2006 Chicago – Loyola University Museum of Art – “The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama”

2006 Los Angeles – UCLA Fowler Museum –  “The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama”

2003 Newport Beach – Lahaina Galleries – Group Exhibition

1999 Maui – Lahaina Galleries – Group Exhibition

1995 Hong Kong – Vincent Lee Fine Arts – Group Exhibition

1993 New York – C.F.M. Gallery – Group Exhibition

1992 Maui and Newport Beach – Lahaina Galleries – Group Exhibition

1991 Maui and Newport Beach – Lahaina Galleries – Group Exhibition

1990 Honolulu/New York – Images International of Hawaii – Group Exhibition

1989 Honolulu – Images International of Hawaii – Group Exhibition

1987 Maui – Center Art Galleries – Group Exhibition

1986 Maui – Center Art Galleries – Group Exhibition

1985 Santa Monica – Roberts Gallery – Group Exhibition

1983 New York – Pratt Manhattan Center Gallery – Group Exhibition

1983 Los Angeles – Fisher Gallery – Group Exhibition

1979 Los Angeles – Art Dimension – Group Exhibition

1976 San Francisco – Bowles Hopkins Gallery – Group Exhibition

1976 Fort Lauderdale – Deligny Art Galleries – Group Exhibition

1972 Rome – Gallery Etrusca – Group Exhibition

1971 Rome – Palazzo delle Esposizioni – Group Exhibition

1970 London – J.Middleton Gallery – Group Exhibition

1969 Rome – Primavera Romana – Group Exhibition

1968 Rome – Galleria Esedra – Group Exhibition

1967 Rome – Galleria La Tavolozza – Group Exhibition

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