Michele Dolz


Michele Dolz was born in Castellón, Spain, in 1954 and has lived in Italy since 1976. He holds a Ph D in History of Art and is a professor at the University of the Holy Cross, in Rome. As an artist he has developed a very personal way and balance between form and abstraction in a meditative painting.

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2014 Energy, site specific Peroni Pompe, Milano

2014 «Fossili viventi», Università Bocconi, Milano

2014 Il pesce non sfugge, Quadreria Arcivescovile, Milano

2012 «Notte oscura», Altermaria, Milano

2008 «Silenzi», Spazio Arte, Mergozzo

1998 «Opere 1997-1998», Museo di Sant’Ambrogio, Antico Oratorio della Passione, Milano

1997 «Mediterraneo», La Alqueria, Castellón, Spagna

1996 «Galway Bay», Gort Ard University Residence, Galway, Irlanda

1995 «Paesaggi», Faes Argonne, Milano

From the Artist:

I grew up with a pencil in hand. I drew everything, copied everything. And learned how to make papier-mâché and shape my own puppets. In college I met artsy and protesters along with some true artists. I did not attend the Art School. Two university degrees and a doctorate in History of Art could be enough. However I was apprenticed to the Spanish painter Salvador Perez, who taught me painting on the border with lyric poetry.

The landscape has been my obsession for years. I defined himself contemplative of nature and outside that vision everything seemed to me bizarre and rarefied.

One day I discovered that I was actually exploring the human soul. The landscape had become a symbolic code for what in truth I investigated.

So I raised my moorings and built poetic late pop landscapes with large fields of bright colors. The exhibition of 1999 at the Museum of St. Ambrose in Milan was a great success, but I became paralyzed.

Disgusted by my own work I spent nine years without painting (or almost). Only thanks to the support of my friend artist Davide Coltro I recovered slowly. Today I continues to delve into the heart of man by coding each time new symbols.

I was born in Spain in 1954 and moved to Italy in 1976. Since many years I live and work in Milan and have exhibited in various venues, often unconventional, in Italy, Spain and Ireland. I have painted on several site-specific commissions. I teach the history of Art at university. And I know that the painting will never die because to manually trace the signs is natural to man action.