(AGI) - L'Aquila, July 2 - Maestro Marcello Mariani will be thestar of the show from July 3-9 at Milan Expo's ItaliaPavillion. The exhibition was created by architects SusannaFerrini and Paolo Fusero, with the support of Chieti-Pescarauniversity's architecture department, for the Abruzzo region.The artist's work will be showcased with unparallelled picturestaken by internationally renowned photographers from the 1900sthat captured his daily creative rituals. They show slivers oflight falling among stacks of paintings, and traces of color onvarious surfaces, bursting with life and memories. His culturedand refined style is subtly portrayed by last century's mastersof photography. Following the Venice Biennale in 2011, majorexhibitions in Rome and abroad, Marcello Mariani will thusconsolidate the prestige acquired through a long career as anartist. The exhibition represents an illustrious and poeticnarrative of the artists's works, and there is no better placefor it than the Expo, which is brimming with culture. Marcello Mariani is eclectic and multifaceted: a painter worthyof the Renaissance. He initially dealt with figurative art, andhis first exhibition dates back to 1954. He then switched to amore informal approach, influenced by Alberto Burri and LucioFontana, with whom the young painter was destined to hold groupexhibitions. Later in life, he further enhanced his career in abusy and lively workshop near Pescara, following thedevastating earthquake which destroyed his original workshop onApril 6, 2009. According to art critic Vittorio Sgarbi, theartist is one of the greatest contemporary painters. "Figurative art comes easily to me. Informal art is disturbing,it drives you crazy. It can make you cry or laugh. It involvesyou emotionally", Mariani said. .