I was born and raised in Northern Italy. Greatly influenced by contemporary Italian sculptors and painters from an early age, I was incited to explore my artistic inclinations.
After completing my studies at the Depero School of Art in Rovereto, Italy in 1994, I began to cultivate my own artistic style through relentless research and experimentation.
I have exhibited my art in Trento and Verona, Italy; Luzern and Zug, Switzerland; SOHO, NYC; Washington DC, and the general NOVA area.
In addition to classic canvas paintings, I have extended my art through batik and serti techniques on silk and silk-wool blended clothing and scarves. Unlike the typical batik heat-stamping process, I perfected new batik and serti methods that allow me to completely hand-paint complex and vivid images. It gives me great joy to create wearable art as an extension of my artistic expressions, and that further offer the user unique and stylish fashion statements.
I relocated from Europe to the Washington DC Area in 2009.
The semi-open lips inside the canvas is overlapped by geometric figures of the lips painted on the external canvas to create a harmonic play of contrasts.
Oil on double canvas, 18"x 24"
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