Andrea “Bobo” Marescalchi (Rome, 1954 – Florence, 2015) attends the Artistic High School in Florence and later the Academy of Fine Arts.
In 1975, after interrupting his studies, he begins to work with graphics, while becoming interested in the oriental calligraphic art. He then started training to replicate the speed in the writing gesture, deepening and studying both techniques and materials.
Alongside his personal research, he collaborates with various artists, producing multi-handed artworks and also worked as an assistant to Alighiero Boetti and Sol Lewitt.
Fascinated by mathematics, numerical symbology, repetitiveness and arithmetic perfection he developed a practice in which the objectivity of the image is connected to unexpected elements. Magic squares, playing cards, geometric shapes, red and yellow numbers superimpose the main imagine usually painted with grey and black India inks.
In 2002, after having his studio in Via Toscanella for over 10 years, he moved to Borgo Albizi in Florence, where he continued working until the last days of his life.
His works can be found in numerous private collections in Italy and abroad.
Paso Doble, Casa dei Mori, Venice, Italy
La scimmia, l’immagine, il suo doppio, Art for the world, Open Care, Milan, Italy
Montaña, Galèria arte sonado, Madrid, Spain
Tra me e te c’è qualcuno che guarda, Galleria Santo Ficara, Florence, Italy
Isole annodate a pesci, Galleria 9, Rome, Italy
Andrea Marescalchi, Limonaia di Villa Strozzi, Florence, Italy
Colpo di mano sul Monte dei Draghi, Galleria Seno, Milan, Italy
Il punto, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy
Peindre? Andrea Marescalchi, Galleria Krieff, Paris, France
Andrea Marescalchi, tensions, Galleria Mottier, Geneva, Switzerland
One man show, Autorimessa, Rome, Italy
Andrea Marescalchi, Museo Riz à Porta, Florence, Italy
Il Profumo delle fiabe | Cappuccetto Rosso, Santa Maria della Scala | Museo d’arte per bambini, Siena, Italy
Il Terzo Giorno, Palazzo del Governatore, Parma, Italy
Aqua, ART for the World, Château de Penthes, Geneva, Italy
Cosmic Connections, Galleria David Totah, New York, USA
Anda e rianda, Binnenkant 21, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Muro di china, Galleria Eva Menzio, Turin, Italy
Forest magic mountain, Il bosco dei poeti alla FAO, Rome, Italy
Seeing… blue, The gallery at Buck house, New York, USA
Donna donne, ART for the World, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy
Continuità, arte in Toscana 1990-2000 e collezionismo del contemporaneo in Toscana, Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy
Meditation, ART for the World, Medersa Ibn Yqussef, Marrakesh, Morocco
Dialogue de paix, ART for The World, Palazzo delle Nazioni, Geneva, Switzerland
Improvvisazione Libera, Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy
Doppio gioco, Galleria Bonomo, Roma/ Bari – San Domenico, Spoleto, Italy