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Ignazio Moncada

An Italian post-war and contemporary painter

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† Ignazio Moncada passed away in 2012

† Ignazio Moncada passed away in 2012

Moncada worked in Paris, Brussels and Rome, before he settled in Milan in 1974 where he lived until his death. His last exhibition of ceramics – vases, plates and sculpture – was held at the Triennale DesignCafe at the end of 2011.

Moncada’s studio-loft in an ex-industrial complex in central Milan brimmed with his ceramics and paintings. The long open space, devoid of artificially-constructed rooms confined by walls or doors, was also his home, a sort of statement that his work, art and everyday life were one and indivisible.

He was famous for his powerful, bright abstract compositions, his monumental ceramic Wall in Gibellina Sicily (1979), his 42 metre-long ceramic bench in Albissola Marina (2007).

He also invented the idea of Pont-Art, illustrations on scaffolding surrounding renovated buildings. Intense colour and abstraction, combined with a sense of energy and warmth, were constant themes throughout his work.

Moncada worked in Paris, Brussels and Rome, before he settled in Milan

Moncada’s studio-loft in an ex-industrial complex was also his home

a sort of statement that his work, art and everyday life were one

and indivisible.

He also invented the idea of Pont-Art, illustrations on scaffolding surrounding renovated buildings.

Intense colour and abstraction, combined with a sense of energy and warmth, were constant themes throughout his work.

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