Gerardo La Porta, aka “Gi_laPorta”, was born in 1966 in Eboli (SA) ITALY. at his youth age of nine, in a School Competition he was already awarded. Despite the different address training, studying hidden from parents, everything that concerns the art. With his neighbor friend started sharing his passion for art and studying the various painting techniques together.
He is very passionate for the artists of the Renaissance and the ‘900, feeds much interest in Contemporary Artists, for the detail of the expression. In the beginning he was painting a lot during the breaktime, start to refined the technique of oil, alternating with acrylics and watercolor, also with his friend artist helps. Everything start to change after traveling and working for 10 years on the cruise ships; this gives him the opportunity to learn about new cultures, people, countries, and all the art in the world. Back in Italy, he start to look for a personal style where everyone can identify him into the art world. He finally found more comfortable a technique more near to Abstract figurative, with very bright colors and full of nuances, using Pop Art mixed with African style.
Gi_laPorta has his studio in Pavia, where he live now.
Since 1992 he has participated in many events throughout the province of Salerno; on 1995 he was co-founder of the group TIAL where they organized exhibitions around the Campania’s Region, which are: Caserta, Avellino, Salerno, Teggiano, Ravello, Marina di Camerota, Sala Consilina, Agropoli, Eboli, Countryside, Battipaglia, Bellizzi, Colliano, San Gregorio, Montecorvino Rovella, Giffoni (Giffoni Film Festival).
Also participates in international competitions, such as Malta, Argentina, Ireland, Venezuela, Spain.
From 2013 to 2016 he has had a personal exhibitions : in Eboli, Agropoli, Acciaroli, Paestum, Salerno, Verona.
Collective Exhibit: Turku (FIN) 2016 , Cambrils (ESP) 2014, Amalfi (ITA) 2017.
From 2 to 5 Giugno 2016 was part of Biennale di Mostra d’Arte Contemporanea Salerno (ITA).
On 2017 – Collective Art Exhibition in Dublin (Ireland)
2018 – In January and February in Bologna (ITA) for an Art Exhibition, in Pavia (ITA) in June and September.
In October 2018 hosted a Personal Exhibition in Salerno at Teatro delle Arti (ITA).
Dicember 2018 – PAVIART Talent – Art Expo (ITA).
On January 2019 Disney Italy select one of his artwork for the movie “ Mary Poppins Returns”.
From 16 Feb 2019 to 15 March 2019 , exhibit his artworks at the Zen Sushi Restaurant/Gallery in Milan.
Collective Art Exhibition in April/June 2019 at Gluqbar Gallery in Milan – Project design for Fiat Punto.
art exhibit at the ARTMALL in Milan from 1st May to 15 July 2019.
Premio Internazionale Arte Contemporanea citta’ di Maiori (SA) from 15 to 30 June 2019.
From May to July 2019 a small art collection with Galleria SMARTCOAST di Sorrento (NA).
Collective Exhibition from 20th sept to 4th oct 2019 in Milan – Art Luxury Gallery.
Collective Exhibition Oct 2019 in Pavia – Arte 17 Gallery
Critics Award for the most interesting paint at Premio Valdata in Pavia.
2nd place Design Competition on Environmental Pollution promoted by WWF and Legambiente Campania in 1986.
Participating in many Collective Art, only Certificates and / or Diplomas.
On 2018 selected for the movie “Mary Poppins Return” from Disney Italy.
CATALOGUE & MAGAZINE (latests):
Triennale Arte Contemporanea Salerno 2016
Nostalgia for Ireland – International Artists in Ireland 2017
Artisti contemporanei di bologna 2018
Artisti Contemporanei Art Luxury Gallery Milano 2019
Create Magazine May 2019
JaamZin Creative Magazine Mar/Apr 2020 (coverpage)
His artwork are showing permanently at the BAR SPORT 2.0 Gallery in Eboli (SA), some others in LA MOKA POP Gallery in PAVIA, Art-e Galleria di Verdana (FR), ArtMall Milano.
Start a collaboration with TEELENT Milano as t-shirts designer, and with ARTUPIA Milano, online gallery.
Private collection are located around the world, most in Finland, Norway, France, Spain, Ireland, Australia, New Zeland, USA (Florida, California, NY and Washington DC).