Born 1967, Italy
the artist lives and works mainly in Rome, Italy
The "master" Massimo Taccon ("ISMAHEL" his pseudonym from 1997 to 2002) was born in Rome on 19 May 1967. He finishes studies tecnico_commerciali and only a part of legal studies, because by now his demand of search and experimentation were bringing him toward other destinations.
He face themes in appearance among inside them but reality very near, like the yoga and the poetry, the feeding and then the search artistic and philosophical . These are the years of best maturation and introspection that will mark forever his soul and will address him fatally toward an approach to the reality of type more "intuitivo_-sperimentale" than "teorico-nozionistico". These are years of social appointment and of teaching too. Publics, in two different moments (1990-1998), a harvest of lyrics and a book of his "inside investigations" from the title "Message from the Lucy" edit by Bookstore Croce Editions. The thread conductor of his life seems however be use of the intuition and of the creativeness more than the respect of the rigidity of the forms.
." ...my works are collected messages from the soul and transferred in image to represent an inside world. I pick up feelings and intuitions to reverse them to the exterior, trying to launch a call in this world, what I expect is a definitive inside awakening of whom picks up the call."
In 2007 he creates, with Fabio Taccon (photographer, coordinator and art director ) " La Taccon arte " art studio & web gallery that attests, promotes and introduces the work of the versatile artist in beyond fifteen years of activity and every type of present and future artistic creation.The works of
the "master"(abstract paintings and modern sculptures in prevalence) are in the collections of museums, galleries, private and public collections, foundations, in Europe,North America and Asia.
Public collections include:
National Modern Art Gallery (Kuala Lumpur) (Malaysia)
White Helmets Europe Foundation (Italy)
"Ceri" church XIIcentury (Italy)
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Department of Painting and Sculpture: invited to the V.A. Program - New York , (United States)
Major exhibitions include:
Florence International Biennale
"L'Occhio in arte" gallery - Rome Biennale
VI Salo'Internacional D'Arts Plastiques ACEA'S'
Barcelona - Spain
LANGKAWI INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ARTS Malaysia Ibrahim Hussein Museum and Culture Foundation - Sheraton Hotel - Langkawi -
Andaman Hotel - Langkawi -
National Art Gallery - Kuala Lumpur-Malaysia
Forum Bergmannsgluck: 20 Gaste aus Italien
Frankfurt - Germany
"S.Giorgio" castle VIII century - Maccarese - (Italy)
Zelig Art-Cafè (Italy)
Bibliography & publications:
"Annuario D'Arte Moderna" - Editrice A.C.C.A -
"L' elite - selezione Arte Italiana" - Editrice L'Elite -
"Stati d'animo di un giovane qualunque" lyrics - Editrice Beta -
"Messaggio dalla luce " - Editrice Croce -
"Biennale Internazionale Dell'Arte Contemporanea" - Arte Studio -
"Salvator Rosa Award" critic special prize
"Conceptual Art" - International Review Visual Arts -
"Premio World" - Forum Interart