Marco Grassi’s ‘Don’t Be Just a Pretty Face’ Comes to HOFA Gallery, Los Angeles

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Following his successful London shows, Marco Grassi’s Don’t Be Just a Pretty Face comes to HOFA Gallery, Los Angeles from 18th October-6th November, 2019.

Italian contemporary artist Marco Grassi is set to exhibit his most recent art collection, Don’t Be Just a Pretty Face, in a solo show at HOFA Los Angeles in Fall 2019. This comes after the success of his solo exhibition at HOFA’s Mayfair gallery, London, in April this year.

Marco Grassi combines realist and surrealist techniques in his captivating figurative portraits of women. Born in Milan, Italy in 1966, he has developed a very personal style of painterly, mixed media portraiture characterised by bold brush strokes, spatula blended paints and gold leaf backgrounds worked to achieve textured and intense portraits of his female subjects.


His bold, large-scale paintings have a very energetic feel owing not only to how he makes his portraits but what he captures of his subjects. Marco Grassi’s portraits celebrate the experiences and emotions of women in the moment when he paints them. This gives his works a positive vibe which resonates with the urban mood du jour and is still very evident in his most recent works where he has altered his trademark style and technique.

Marco Grassi – Marta, 2019, oil and resin on aluminium, 150 x 150cm

Speaking about the exhibition and the expressiveness of the body, Grassi says, “I am attempting to portray to our younger generations a truthful and realistic picture, not only what is seen objectively around us, but also, the filtered inputs coming from the media.”

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Marco Grassi’s works have been exhibited in many solo and group exhibitions and international fairs such as Art Miami, Art Basel, SCOPE Basel and the Moscow Art Fair. He was selected to be at the opening of the Italian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2011.

HOFA Gallery is a contemporary art gallery exclusively representing a portfolio of leading original works of art featuring a multitude of genres, including paintings, photography and sculptures, with a focus on unique, distinctive and rare artworks of appreciative value by internationally acclaimed artists. HOFA Gallery operates four international art galleries in London’s Pall Mall and Mayfair, Nammos Village in Mykonos and in LA’s West Hollywood. In 2018 HOFA Gallery was the first art gallery in the world to make their entire collection available in cryptocurrency.

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Marco Grassi Don’t Be Just a Pretty Face Exhibition Details:
Dates: Friday 18th October to Wednesday 6th Nov 2019
Address: HOFA Gallery, 819, La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, USA
Opening Hours: 10am – 7pm daily

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