Born in Piacenza (Italy), where, after having lived in various Countries, I currently live and work, I am in a constant creative challenge to make tangible in my paintings the human feelings.
My works were exhibited worldwide and have been acquired by numerous private collectors, galleries, art institutions. In 2022, I have been invited to exhibit at the 59th Biennale Arte di Venezia, in the Granada National Pavilion, and I had a solo exhibition in New York. Some of my works won numerous international prizes and my activity has been reviewed and published in various art magazines and books.
I am also a co-founder of the artist group “Eoykos”, composed by six Italian artists of figurative expression. This Movement was created (in 2011), to eventually demonstrate, in equilibrium between Surrealism and Metaphysics, that figurative art is still a privileged mean of communication, aimed at transmitting human emotions.
My favorite subjects are human figures represented in situations of intimacy and solitude, in metaphysical and surreal atmospheres, both in confined environments, where their inner torment is expressed, and in aquatic environments, from which a profound sense of quiet emerges.
The aim is to render detailed figurative subjects, characterized by luminous surfaces and compelling images that offer a combination of disquiet, uncertainty, urgency, calm, and spirituality. Meditative in tone, I also try to exalt the light, to obtain paintings pervaded by uncommon atmospheres and shot with an evanescent brightness.
Although my works are often associated with hyperrealism, I am not particularly interested in the mere representation of the real. My expression is aimed, instead, at recreating atmospheres that lead beyond the visible, to penetrate the inner world of emotions. Accordingly, the figures, rather dynamic, are suspended in a surreal atmosphere, with a post-impressionistic dim light. My realism is, hence, silent, intimate, containing an unspoken, mysterious narrative, which offers psychologically loaded presentations.
This atmosphere has been, finally, emphasized in the works “waters”, where natural light and filtered light breaks the subjects in a multitude of dynamic reflections. Within such balance, the human beings seem to live in a precarious balance that belongs to peace, harmony and beauty. The swimmers become indeed an integral part of the mean, like animated beings at the mercy of the wave’s perpetual motion, in a transfigured reality, permeated with a boundless sense of freedom. Water represents the key symbol of life, its principle and origin, from which to reflect on a personal vision, with the coexistence between symbolic elements.
In these works I leverage my expressiveness to realize, through the visible, the experience of the invisible. This is how I try, with rather complex and challenging compositions, the rendering of water, the story of the sparkle of light on a surface perpetually in motion. Water, the main protagonist of the narrative, merges with the human figure, dressing it with new life. Immersed in the transparent liquid, whose symbolic component has its roots in the sacredness of baptism, purification, rebirth, transformation, reflection, the human figure is lost in it, letting the water distort its contours, mixing with it and almost becoming part of it. My transparencies explore the possibilities of the perception of reality, and the field of the visible thus becomes the space of vision and colour. Water then becomes a container of light, a territory of vision, a mysterious narration of inner conflicts.