Like a Fairy Tale

Christopher Luigi Veggeti Kanku

Posted on June 20, 2018

Christopher ‘Luigi’ Veggeti Kanku is a commercially successful artist building a legacy through his works, commissions and published books.

Luigi is an impressionist painter with a very contemporary and edgy feel. His portraits are as arresting and sensual as his landscapes alive and transportational. His working practices are bold and confident as he loves to throw acid on the finished canvas of some of his works and uses this technique to convey age and destruction. Christopher’s use of light and shade and light reflection is absolutely second to none and his urban and street landscapes just move in front of your eyes, quite literally you can the feel the movement and sound. His use of bursting colour or monochrome sepia just pops to the eye and intoxicates your senses with a feeling of full sensuality.

Luigi’s career so far has seen him win prizes, press and plaudits. Starting with first prize in 2008 for the “Prize Ghiggini Arte” in the young painters section and then he was signed to a publishing deal through Italian publisher Umberto Allemandi and started releasing art books, firstly 30 Tele in 2010 then Forte Dei Marmi in 2012 and Monza e Brianza is due for release in 2018. He has appeared in major Italian magazines such as Arte Mondadori & Flash Art.

Luigi’s work is represented in galleries in London, Milan & Florence. He has held numerous solo and groups shows across many galleries.


 

 

 


 

1978 Born in Kinshasa (R.D.C) / Lives and works In Brianza, Milan
1999 Graduated in Graphic Design at “Istituto Istruzione Superiore Carlo Emilio Gadda” Milan

Solo Exhibition
2016 “SENTIERI”,curated by Emanuele Beluffi Civico 60, Meda (MB), Italy
2015 “WORK”, De freo Gallery, Berlin,Germany
2014 “Estate!” curated by James Rubin, Rubin Gallery, Milan,Italy
2013 “Cities and Faces” , De freo Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2013 “60”, Civico 60, Meda (MB) , Italy
2013 “Le stanze” , curated by Alberto Pellegatta, Villa Ida Lampugnani, Parabiago (MI),Italy
2013 “Faces”, De freo Gallery, Goteborg, Sweden
2012 “Forte dei Marmi”, curated by Enrico Mattei, Fortino forte dei Marmi (LU) ,Italy
2012 “Preview”, Villa Bertelli, Forte dei Marmi (LU) , Italy
2011 “Milano” curated by Laura Orlandi, General Bank Credito Cooperativo Baralssina, Italy
2011 “In cammino” curated by Eli sassoli de’ Bianchi, Fabrizio Cocchi’s space, Bologna, Italy
2010 Presentation of the catalogue “30 Tele” published by Mondadori, curated by Laura Luppi, Rubin Gallery and Lazzaro Gallery in Milan, Italy ; Ghiggini Gallery, Varese, Italy
2010 “Figure con variazione”, Rubin Gallery, Milan, Italy
2009 “Milano e…” curated by Maria Sole brivio Sforza and Kristina Snajder, New Arts Italica Gallery, Milan, Italy
2008 “Personality” Lazzaro Gallery, Milan, Italy
2008 “Mi presento”, Ghiggini Gallery,Varese, Italy
2007 “Love | around | passion “ curated by Monica Maggiore, Il Grifone Gallery, Lecce, Italy
2006 “Premeval Shapes ” , curated by Maria Sole brivio Sforza and Kristina Snajder, New Arts Italica Gallery, Milan, Italy
2006 “Moving Texture” curated by Federico Poletti, Stragapede Perini Contemporanea Gallery, Milan, Italy
2002 “Kanku” , Le Belle Arti Gallery, Garbagnate Milanese (MI), Italy

Selected Group Exhibition
2015 “Art without Borders”, Living Art gallery, Hungerford, United Kingdom
2014 De freo Gallery, Gothenburg
2013 De freo Gallery, Berlin
2011 “Punto a capo “, Lazzaro gallery, Milano, Italy
2011 “Collettiva”, Il triangolo gallery, Cremona, Italy
2009 “All”, De freo Gallery, Gothenburg, Sweden
2009 “Power”, D’art Visual Gallery, Menaggio, Italy
2009 “Happiness”, Broadway Gallery, New York, USA
2008 “Miti”, D’art Visual Gallery, Menaggio, Italy
2007 “Hands”, Stragapede Perini Contemporanea gallery, Milan, Italy
2007 “Characters”, New Ars Italica Gallery, Milan, Italy
2007 “Il silenzio del mare e gli sguardi”, Il Grifone gallery, Lecce, Italy
2007 “Nativity in red”, Il Grifone gallery, Lecce, Italy
2002 “Espressioni” Emmearte Gallery, Carate Brianza, Milan, Italy

Awards
2008 1st Place “Premio Ghiggini Arte Giovani” ,curated by Emilio Ghiggini, Galleria Ghiggini, Varese, Italy
2009 2nd Place “Premio internazionale Caterina de’ Medici ”, Florence, Italy

Bibliography
2014 “Estate!”, James Rubin, Milan, Italy
2012 “Forte dei marmi”, Enrico Mattei published By Umberto Allemandi
2011 “Milano e…” , Laura Orlandi, General Bank Credito Cooperativo Barlassina, Italy
2010 “30 Tele”, Laura Luppi, published by Giorgio Mondadori
2007 “Love | around | passion” , Monica Maggiore, Il Grifone Gallery, Lecce, Italy
2006 “Texture” , Federico Poletti , Stragapede Perini Contemporanea Gallery, Milan, Italy


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