DAVIDE MONALDI

— Painter/Sculptor

Davide Monaldi was born in 1983 in San Benedetto del Tronto, in the Marche, and since 2009 he has been working and living in Rome. In 2001 he attained his diploma at the arts high school “Osvaldo Licini” in Ascoli Piceno and, in the same year, he took part in a internship program at Summerakademie in Salzburg held by Ilya Kabakov. In 2002 he attended the European Institute of Design (IED) and after some years he enrolled at R.U.F.A. – Rome University of Fine Arts – under supervision of sculptor Davide Dormino, where he attained his master degree in 2007 submitting his thesis “Contemporary art among fashion, design, advertising and business”. In 2008 he decided to move to London, where he attended an illustration course at Central Saint Martin school. In 2010 he also collaborated with Luca Tomassini for the fourth edition of the music competition show “X Factor”, working as scenic designer for the fifth episode. Since 2006 he has show- cased his works in many solo and collective exhibitions. Monaldiʼs sculptures and graphics concentrates on distorted depictions of human and animal figures, sparking an ironic and sarcastic reflection able to amuse and at the same time to lead the beholder through woebegone reflections on several issues, such as alienation, family and identity.