ALESSIO

DELI

Alessio Deli

Alessio Deli was born in Marino near Rome in 1981. After studying at the Art Institute of Marino, he went on to graduate from the Academy of Fine Arts in Carrara where he specialized in sculpture.

Deli has made a name for himself in the Italian art world with a series of sculptures created from recycled materials scavenged from dump sites. Although the style of these works is rooted in the classical past, the desire to breathe new life into defunct and cast-off materials gives them a relevant, postmodern twist. Deli's latest sculptures, in particular the Korai, return to classical influences, exploring memory and historical identity in connection with Italian sculptural traditions. These works were presented to the public at Deli’s solo exhibition at the Palazzo Valentini museum space in central Rome in 2019.

Sculptures by Deli are to be found in many prestigious permanent collections including the Basilica of Santa Maria in Aracoeli, Rome; the MacS (Sicily's Museum of Contemporary Art), Catania; the Civic Collection of Contemporary Art at Palazzo Simoni Fè, Bienno; the Roberto Bilotti Ruggi d'Aragona Museum in Rende, Cosenza; the National Gallery of Calabria, Cosenza; the Vatican Archives; the Municipal Palazzo of San Quirico d'Orcia, Siena; the Antico Collegio Martino Filetico, Ferentino; the "La Sapienza" University of Rome; the New Church of St. Peter the Apostle, Cosenza; the S. Bonaventura Cloister in Rome and the Porporati Park in Turin.

Alessio Deli’s solo exhibition KORAI, Incipit Memoria at the museum space

Palazzo Valentini was curated by RvB Arts and supported by Rome city council.

In his most recent works, the Korai, Deli creates a dynamic relationship between the contemporary and a return to classical - if not archaic - statuary. It’s a journey back in time, which starts from the present and has its roots in the archetypes of tradition, stretching from the Italian post-war artists, such as Arturo Martini and Marino Marini, to exponents of the Renaissance such as Luca della Robbia. In this process, Deli also retrieves other artforms, often considered minor, like devotional art, where the artist's manual ability plays a fundamental role… A clear cultural identity strongly emerges, centered on the continuity and permanence of memory, which literally shapes the contemporary figure, together with the corrosive action of time.

LUISA GRIGOLETTO

ANTHROPOCENE 2019 | Roman Travertine marble | 48.8 x 18.1 x 17.3 in Price on request

Italian sculptor Alessio Deli shows viewers his latest completed work: Anthropocene, created in marble and conceived in the summer of 2019, long before the current global health emergency.

ANTHROPOCENE detail

ANTHROPOCENE detail

KOUROI (A-MEN) 2020 | Resin, marble dust and bronze 41.3 x 23.6 x 13.8 in Price on request

KOUROI (A-MEN) detail

KOUROI (A-MEN) detail

STUDIO DI FIGURA FEMMINILE 2019 | Bronze | 1/1 22 x 17.3 x 9.8 in Price: € 16,000 (excluding 10% VAT)

STUDIO DI FIGURA FEMMINILE detail . . .

STUDIO PER ANTHROPOCENE Sold

FRAMMENTO BRONZO 2019 | Bronze | 1/1 19.7 x 7.9 x 5.9 in Price: € 8,500 (excluding 10% VAT)

ISOLA 2020 | Resin, marble dust, fossil travertine and bronze 15.7 x 17.7 x 15 in Price: € 6,000 (excluding 10% VAT)

ISOLA detail

ISOLA detail

KOUROI #1 2019 | Roman Travertine marble and iron 1/1 | 25.6 x 15.7 x 14.2 in Price on request

KOUROI #1 detail

KORE # 2 2018 | Resin, gesso, iron | 63 x 16.5 x 20.5 in Price on request

KORE #2 (Detail)

KORE #2 (Detail)

KORE # 3 2018 | Resin, gesso, iron | 63 x 21.6 x 21.6 in Price on request

KORE #3 detail

KORE #3 detail

KORE #4 detail

KORE # 4 2018-2019 | Resin, gesso, iron | 63 x 14.5 x 21.6 in Price on request

KORE #1

KORE #1

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KORE #1 detail

KORE #1 detail

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DONNA DELLA MELAGRANA 2018 | Polychrome resin | 30.7 x 20.8 x 13.8 in Price: € 15,500 (excluding 10% VAT)

DONNA DELLA MELAGRANA detail

DONNA DELLA MELAGRANA detail

DONNA DEL DAMASCATO # 2 (Incipit Memoria) 2018 | Polychrome resin, iron | 23.6 x 21.2 x 13.8 in Price: € 13,500 (excluding 10% VAT)

DONNA DEL DAMASCATO # 2 (Incipit Memoria) detail . .

CLIPEATE # 1 2018–2019 | Wood, resin, gesso, coated lead | 31.5 in diameter Price: € 10,500 (excluding 10% VAT)

CLIPEATE # 1 detail . .

WHITE KORE I 2018 | Resin and iron | 23.6 x 13.8 x 9.8 in Price: € 2,400 (excluding 10% VAT)

DAMA CON LE TRECCE 2016 | Plaster and iron | 13.8 x 11.8 x 9.4 in Price: € 2,900 (excluding 10% VAT)

DONNA DELLA RUGGINE 2016 | Resin, marble dust, iron sheet, wood, leather, rust | 65.7 x 20.5 x 17.3 in Price on request

DONNA DELLA RUGGINE detail

I wanted to create a sculptural installation composed of agave plants, cacti and Bird of Paradise flowers, partly inspired by reading Italo Calvino’s The Thousand Gardens and his attention to the increasingly precarious relationship between man and nature... The plants are created using only recycled material and metals.

ALESSIO DELI 

FIG TREE 2014 | Iron, iron sheet, reinforced concrete and copper oxide | 86.6 x 53.1 x 39.4 in Price: € 8,500 (excluding 10% VAT)

DYING AGAVE 2014 | Iron, iron sheet, reinforced concrete, copper oxide and expanded clay | 82.7 x 35.4 x 31.5 in Price: € 5,000 (excluding 10% VAT)

DYING AGAVE detail . . .

AGAVE I 2014 | Iron, iron sheet, reinforced concrete, copper oxide and expanded clay | 45.7 x 40.9 x 34.6 in Price: € 3,800 (excluding 10% VAT)

AGAVE I detail . . .

CACTUS I Sold . .

CACTUS II 2014 | Iron, iron sheet, reinforced concrete, copper oxide and expanded clay | 50 x 14.2 x 12.6 in Price: € 3,000 (excluding 10% VAT)

STERLIZIE II 2014 | Iron, iron sheet, reinforced concrete, copper oxide, expanded clay, natural pigments | 46.5 x 31.5 x 13 in Price: € 3,000 (excluding 10% VAT)

STERLIZIE II detail . . .

AGAVE II 2014 | Iron, iron sheet, reinforced concrete, copper oxide, expanded clay, plastic | 29.9 x 16.9 x 23.6 in Price: € 2,600 (excluding 10% VAT)

PLANT II 2014 | Iron, iron sheet, reinforced concrete, copper oxide, expanded clay, natural pigments | 17.7 x 7.9 x 5.5 in Price: € 900 (excluding 10% VAT)

 
 

LAOCOONTE 2016 | 4-color photo printed on iron sheet prepared by artist Edition of 3 | 39.4 x 39.4 in | Price: € 2,600 (excluding 10% VAT)

MEDITERRANEO 2016 | 4-color photo printed on iron sheet prepared by artist Edition of 3 | 47.2 x 63 in | Price: € 4,500 (excluding 10% VAT)

GASOMETRO II 2015 | 4-color photo printed on iron sheet prepared by artist Edition of 3 | 31.5 x 47.2 in | Price: € 2,600 (excluding 10% VAT)

FRAGILE 2017 | 4-color photo printed on iron sheet prepared by artist Edition of 1 | 31.5 x 47.2 in | Price: € 3,000 (excluding 10% VAT)

PAESAGGIO INDUSTRIALE II 2015 | 4-color photo printed on iron sheet prepared by artist Edition of 3 | 31.5 x 47.2 in | Price: € 2,600 (excluding 10% VAT)

GASOMETRO 2014 | 4-color photo printed on iron sheet prepared by artist Edition of 3 | 31.5 x 47.2 in | Price: € 2,600 (excluding 10% VAT)

VEILED 2017 | 4-color photo printed on iron sheet prepared by artist Edition of 3 | 31.5 x 47.2 in | Price: € 2,600 (excluding 10% VAT)

PAESAGGIO INDUSTRIALE 2015 | 4-color photo printed on iron sheet prepared by artist Edition of 3 | 39.4 x 55.1 in | Price: € 3,600 (excluding 10% VAT)

STUDIO PER UNA KORE, RITRATTO DI SILVIA 2017 | Black and white pencil on grey paper | 19.7 x 13.8 in Price: € 950 (10% VAT excluded)

STUDIO PER UNA KORE 2017 | Black and white pencil on grey paper | 19.7 x 13.8 in Price: € 950 (10% VAT excluded)

STUDIO PER UN BUSTO (LNCIPIT MEMORIA) 2018 | Black and white pencil on grey paper | 19.7 x 13.8 in Price: € 950 (10% VAT excluded)

STUDIO PER UN BUSTO # 2 (LNCIPIT MEMORIA) 2018 | Black and white pencil on grey paper | 19.7 x 13.8 in Price: € 950 (10% VAT excluded)

STUDIO DI METROPOLI (ROMA PIAZZA ARMENIA) 2018 | Black and white pencil on grey paper | 19.7 x 13.8 in Price: € 950 (10% VAT excluded)

STUDIO PER UNA KORE, RITRATTO DI SILVIA #2 2017 | Black and white pencil on grey paper | 19.7 x 13.8 in Price: € 950 (10% VAT excluded)

STUDIO PER UNA KORE #2 2017 | Black and white pencil on grey paper | 19.7 x 13.8 in Price: € 950 (10% VAT excluded)

GASOMETRO #1 2015 | Mixed media on card | 13.8 x 15.7 in Price: € 950 (excluding 10% VAT)

GASOMETRO #3 2015 | Mixed media on card | 13.8 x 15.7 in Price: € 950 (excluding 10% VAT)

GASOMETRO #2 2015 | Mixed media on card | 13.8 x 15.7 in Price: € 950 (excluding 10% VAT)

D. #5 2013 | Mixed media on paper | 10.6 x 16.1 in Price: € 400 (excluding 10% VAT)

D. #6 2013 | Mixed media on paper | 9.8 x 15.7 in Price: € 400 (excluding 10% VAT) . .

D. #3 2013 | Mixed media on paper | 11 x 16.5 in Price: € 450 (excluding 10% VAT)

. . CRASH 2013 | Mixed media on paper | 7.1 x 9.8 in Price: € 400 (excluding 10% VAT)

SUMMER 2013 | Mixed media on paper | 5.5 x 7.1 in Price: € 300 (excluding 10% VAT)

 
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STERLIZIE II detail . . .