On July 27 th 1950 I was born in Rome (Italy), where I lived and worked until 1987. Since I was a child I always have loved to draw and to paint. 13 years old I was pupil of Luce and Elica Balla (daughters of futuristic Giacomo Balla). Apart from this I am self-taught. I attended collective exhibitions in Rome on 1977-78 and I won some prizes. Castellazzo, Piovera, Frugarolo (AL) and Lucca. My paintings were selected for international exhibition on Web: "Edge of Subconscious", "Touch-Rediscoverying Hand" and"Just Being Me" by the Living Artist Gallery. I won the World Award of Excellence by Art Space 2000 for my site "Oil Paintings on Canvas". Dimensione Artistica Tortonese organized a personal exhibition of my paintings on 2000.
2003 September I was invited to show 5 paintings to the International Exhibition of Contemporary Art in the Museum of the Risorgimento, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
If on the one hand I painted by passion, on the other hand I tried to turn this into my work.
Since 1978 till 1985 I drew comics.
Then I dedicated myself mainly to illustration.
I have been also teacher of pictorial techniques at: International School of Comics in Rome, CSR of Enrico Cogno in Milan, Arte Design Tecnica in Milan, Scuola Italiana del Fumetto in Milan and Dimensione ArtisticaTortonese.
2006 February I met Dr. Daniela Clerici, the Director of “Arte” Magazine, Cairo Editore. Her magazine published an editorial: "The hyperrealism of Mario Cossu". I was selected by the Scientific Committee of the Art Catalog 2006 of Giorgio Mondadori Editore and obtained a Diploma of Merit at the "Pemio Arte" 2006 with the painting “La pausa”.
Ottober 2007. My oil on panel "Bergamo High in the Snow" won a Certificate of Merit to "Premio Arte 2007" and was published in the September issue of the magazine "Arte”, Cairo Editore
2008 February. Galleries Thomas Charles Phoenix (Arizona) host my paintings for an exhibition touring in States. I illustrated a book of fairy tales in Belgium.
2015. exhibition with Galleries ORLER.
2017. I within to be part of the association “Painters of Bagutta” of Milano.
My illustrations were reproduced for:
Advertising and packaging
· De Rica,
· Ice creams Orlandi,
· Rita Federici,
· European Web,
· Sportitalia Club,
· and other ones I don’t remember.
Covers, inside illustrations
The comics magazine Totem TOTEM, Editions Editiones Futuro (Spain), Editorial New Comics (Spain).
The History of Olympic Games in comics (Corriere dello Sport-Stadio)
The book The History of Rome Football Club champion of Italy 1983 in comics.
Blue. Lanciostory. Astra (Xmas issue and poster, inside illustrations). Astrella. Playmen. Cioè. Debby. Aventures et Voyages (France). Ciao Donna. Mattissimo. Bolina. Bella. Autocapital. Tuttostelle. Donna Moderna. Argos. Video Magazine. Grand'Hotel. Beatyful. Week-end La Repubblica. Rimmell (Tattilo publisher).
All the covers of the magazine Produzione & Cultura, by National Writers’ Union CGIL CISL UIL), in the years '95,' 96,'97, 98, 99.
Astra anni '90 (Rizzoli). Club degli Editori. Euroclub Mondadori. Piccoli -Il Mandarino. Solfanelli. Sperling & Kupfer. Dinosaurs of De Agostini publisher.
The pictures book of Mago Silvan for De Agostini publisher.
“Fairy Tales by Perrault” published by Caramel (Belgium) and adopted as a textbook in Canada.
Alice in Wonderland, The tour around the World in 80 days and 5 other children books, Del Drago publisher.
The series " Knowing to feel good" Guerini & Associati publisher: "I tic", "La pressione alta", "Depressione, ansia, insonnia", "La prostata", "Ictus", "The game of the life" by prof. Duccio Demetrio, and the cover of other ones.
232 pictures illustrated book "Como vai a saùde?" for the S. Egidio Community, published by Guerini & Associated, supported by UNESCO.
Children's books published by Do.Gi. for Mondadori and other publishers all around the world.
About 600 illustrations for books (published by Edizioni San Paolo, Elledici and others), and web sites about Carlo Acutis. He was a fantastic boy, died of leukemia at 15, with a great gift of Faith in Christ. He was declared Servant of God and is the protagonist of a beatification process by the Catholic Church. Mysteriously in a flash he became famous all over the world, especially in Latin America and with him the exhibition he invented about the Eucharistic Miracles in the world.
I participated with drawings and writings in the drafting of some panels of this exhibition and the PP presentations necessary for the conferences, held in various parts of the Globe, to let know Carlo.
"Il Soldatino" studio 6 illustrated Calendars.
Together with Milo Manara: Scania trucks Plate.
Cards, exercise-books etc. for Cartiere Pigna
Covers of Videocassettes
I really hope you'll enjoy my art!