About Sandro Nocentini

Born in Rome, Italy in 1966, Sandro Nocentini moved to Australia at the age of 27. Heavily influenced by the Modernist movement, over his career Nocentini has developed a distinct European figurative but unique style of art. Prolific in painting as well as sculpture, Nocentini uses the human figure in expressions of silent storytelling.

“I find body-language to be more powerful and subconsciously more effective than any words…”

“The sacrifice of aesthetic beauty is necessary for the viewers to create and develop their own personal interpretation of the style, the characters and the story behind the work.”

His figures are unconventional in appearance, created with simple, uncomplicated lines. Nocentini’s subjects are inward looking, often at rest and always silent, their focus on the human-divine relationship. Nocentini’s stories are in fact still images of an intimate narrative. Accompanying his personal search for a spiritual truth, many of his stories have roots in biblical traditions, but stripped of obvious religious connotations, these are re-narrated for a contemporary audience.

The artist lives now in Sydney where he graduated with the bachelor degree in Fine Arts at the National Art School. His current work and distinctive style is continuously inspired by, and reflects, his environment and relationships .

Since August 1994 he has participated in a number of individual and collaborative exhibitions in Sydney and interstate. His work has been described by the media as “the bold paintings of Sandro Nocentini”. November 1996 saw the first solo exhibition of this ”artist to watch.” (Sydney Star Observer).

Since 2003 he has been teaching painting, sculpture and drawing as well as curating art exhibitions and events. In May 2005 Sandro Nocentini was awarded the prestigious Sulman Prize for his painting My Son Has Two Mothers.

His works are currently represented and sold by Wentworth Galleries in Sydney.

 


SOLO AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2015

New Works – Wentworth Gallery, Sydney – NSW Australia

Hunters Hill Art Prize – Council Chambers, Hunters Hill – NSW Australia

2014

Hunters Hill Art Prize – Council Chambers, Hunters Hill – NSW Australia

2010

Wings and Horns, the Eternal Plight – studioDOME, Sydney -Australia

2009

Artists Stable and Inaugural Group Exhibition – studioDOME, Sydney -Australia

2008

The Tutors Exhibition – Pine Street Gallery, Sydney – Australia

New Works – Pine Street Gallery, Sydney – Australia

2007

Marrickville Contemporary Art Prize – At The Vantage Point Gallery, Newtown – NSW, Australia

2006

Art For Action Prize – Darling Park Gallery, Sydney – Australia

Tutors Exhibition – Pine Street Gallery, Sydney – Australia

New Works – Mossgreen Gallery, Melbourne – Australia

2005

Fonas and ASX-Reuters Charity foundation Show – Exchange Square, Sydney – Australia

Artists Stable and Inaugural Group Exhibition – Mossgreen Gallery, Melbourne – Australia

The Tutors Exhibition – Pine Street Gallery, Sydney – Australia

Archibald, Wynne, Sulman Prizes – Art Gallery of NSW, Australia

2004

Sculptures In The park – Maundrell Park, Petersham – NSW, Australia

Art Emergency – Lennox Studios, Newtown – NSW, Australia

The Tutors Exhibition – Pine Street Gallery, Sydney – Australia

2003

Parkes Arts Fair – Early Childhood Centre, Parkes – NSW, Australia

Works On Paper Fair – Fox Studios, Sydney – Australia

The Thrill Of The Chase – Pine Street Gallery, Sydney – Australia

2002

Artists on Norton Street – Coasit Exhibition Space, Sydney – Australia

Group Exhibition – 4th Floor Gallery, Sydney – Australia

Group Exhibition – Tap Gallery, Sydney – Australia

2001

The Degree Show 2001 – National Art School, Sydney – Australia

Scissor, Paper, Rock – National Art School, Sydney – Australia

About Face – Stairvwell Gallery, Sydney – Australia

2000

Artists On Norton – SOHO Galleries, Sydney – Australia

48 Hours Show – Blue Room Grand Pacific, Sydney – Australia

Drawings from the National Art School – Mary Place Gallery, Sydney – Australia

1998

Gallery Link Artists – Gallery Link, Sydney – Australia

Australian In New York – Gelabert Studios, New York – U.S.A.

Real Refusees – Tap Gallery, Sydney – Australia

Gallery Link Artists – Gallery Link, Sydney – Australia

1997

Little Summer Hill Exhibition – Taylor Made Studio, Summer Hill – NSW, Australia

Art From The Heart – Bondi Pavillion, Sydney – Australia

Fundraising Art Auction – B.Goldsmith Foundation, Sydney – Australia

Australian In Paris – Galerie Miromesnil, Paris – France

Recent Works – Barone Art Space, Newtown – NSW, Australia

Recent Works – Art Images Gallery, Adelaide – Australia

Artisti Al Castello – Castello S.Gregorio di Sassola – Italy

Recent Works – SOHO Galleries, Sydney – Australia

Really Out Art – Mardi Gras Exhibition Spaces, Glebe – NSW, Australia

1996

New Works – SOHO Galleries, Sydney – Australia

1995

New Art At Newtown – St. Georges Hall, Newtown – NSW, Australia

1994

Inaugural Group Exhibition – ROAR Art Gallery, Double Bay – NSW, Australia

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