Bruno Gambone

Bruno Gambone was born in Viettri sul more (Solerno) in 1936.

Bruno Gambone was born in Viettri sul more (Solerno) in 1936. Since boyhood, at the beginning of the 1950’s, he dedicated himself to pottery, gaining experience in the Florentine workshop of his father Guido, one of the greatest Italian potters off the 20th century. After working for Andrea d’Arien continue the two activities in parallel, going onto present his first solo painting exhibition at galleria la Strozzina in Palazzo Strozzi in Florence at the end of the 1950s.

In the early 1960s he set up in New York where he frequented the likes of Rauschenberg, Nevelson, Stella, Lichtenstein and Warhol. As well as paining and sculpture, he also worked in theater and cinema.

In this decade his work was presented in solo and group exhibitions both in Italy and (among others, Galleria II Chiodo, Palermo, 1966; Galleria del Cenobio, Milan; Mostra internazionale dei giovani, Miian, Turin, 1967; Oggi, Salone Annunciata, Milan, 1968) and abroad (Henry Gallery, Washington, 1964; Galleria Bonino, Rio de Jeneiro, 1967; 30 artisiti europei, Galleria M, Bochum, 1969).

His experimentations with materials, shapes, colours and decorations, increasingly present in his work in the late 1960’s, was enriched by the experience he had gained in the 1950’s. The “geometry of shape” influenced by classical education he inherited from his father’s pottery, was replaced by a “perceptive, immaterial geometry” and the “idea become the focal point of his work.

In 1968 he returned to Italy and moved to Milan, contemporary art’s chosen city, where he and frequented the artists Castellani, Fontana, Scheggi, Bonalumi, and Colombo.

The following year his Father died and Gambone returned to Florence, devoting himself almost entirely to pottery. For twenty years he become involved in a series of exhibitions and took part in a national (International Pottery Competition =, Faenza, 1971 – ’72, ’74, ’77, – Venice Biennale, 197; XV Milan Triennial, 1973; Mediterranean Pottery competition, Grottagile, 1979, Gallery, Bologana, 1985; Galleri Piaser, Turin 1987; Galleria My Home, Albenga, 1988; Galleria, L’Angololungo, Rome, nich fair, 1974; Silverberg gallery, Malmo, 1975; Artmuddy, Tokyo, 1979, Museum of Modern Art New York, 1982; Festival of Italian Design, Houston, 1983; III International Ceramic festival, Mino, Japan, 1992).

Green and black tall bottles

1990, H90 x 20 x 7.5 cm

Rose bottles

1990, H34-24×17 – 12×7 cm

Three Masks

1990, Unique pieces, H23 x 12×5 (with metal base 143-160 cm)

Pair of geometric sculptures

2006, Left – H75 x 14 x 14 cm Right – H20 x 11 x 11 cm

Pair of white bottles

1990, Large – H38 x 13 x 9 cm Small – H21 x 12 x 10 cm

Big bottle with black line

2004, H70 x 47 x 30 cm


1971, Acrylic on extruded canvas, H100 x 100 cm


1972, Acrylic on extruded canvas, H 100 x 100 cm


1971, Acrylic extruded on canvas, H 100 x 100 cm

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