My works of art revolve around the act of listening: they observe and “feel” the events of life, their relationship with humans and the evolution of society. It is by now a given that art is a reflection of the society that produces it. Avant-Garde art expressed it in multiple forms and Contemporary art often simulates existence itself. The question that I raise through my work involves the relationship between the inner essence of man with his innate, ancestral heritage, and an evolution that is alienating him from his inner being.

artistic career

After earning an Applied Arts Diploma in metals and jewelry in 1997, I continued my studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Catania, where I graduated with the highest honors in 2004. My studies were founded in informal, signage and “materials” art, followed by pop art and graffiti, but my interest in graphics and the problems of mass culture pointed me down the path I eventually took.

The foundation of my work is graphics, and its etymological origin, graphein, which means engraving or scratching harks back to something ancestral, to the origins of man, cave art, to a time when man was discovering himself through forces such as eroticism, death and art; perceptions that led to a huge evolution and the development of mankind. In today’s society, however, the innate, mordant nature of man conflicts with his greatest creation, the machine. What I try to show through different forms of art, which range from design, engraving and painting to the use of materials, collages, and prints, is the conflict that characterizes our contemporary life and its many ambiguities.


exhibitions

1-10  December 2017
Collective ExhibitionLa forza dell’anima”
Spazio Sauli – Milano, Italia

7  May 2017
Collective ExhibitionArte sul Naviglio Grande 2017″
Naviglio Grande – Milano, Italia

4 – 8 November 2015
Collective Exhibition “The Sound of Silence
Paratissima11 – Turin, Italy

23 November-13 December 2013
Personal Exhibition “Tecnologia e comunicazione ambigua
SpazioRAW – Milan, Italy

18 March- 2 April 2012
Personal Exhibition “Sinestesia Segno Seduzione Inchiostro
Caffè Teatro – Pavia, Italy

September 2011
Personal Exhibition “Sinestesia
Circolo Arci Radio Aut – Pavia, Italy

June 2010
Contest “Premio Art Gallery 2010
Associazione Art Gallery – Milan, Italy

April 2005
Collective Exhibition “Prima Parete in Concerto
Centro fieristico Le Ciminiere – Catania, Italy

June 2004
Presentation of fake documentary “I Figli di Isidor
with Artist Collective Famiglia Sfuggita
Cinema Achab – Catania, Italy
Project  made with the support of “Culture 2000” Programme – European Union.

September-October 2001
Installation Art and Live Performance “Un oscuro scrutare
with Artist Collective Famiglia Sfuggita
Castello Ursino – Catania, Italy
Project  made with the support of “Culture 2000” Programme – European Union. Main partners: Municipality and Province of Catania, Institute for blind persons “F. Cavazza” of Bologna, Arci Sicily, Musée de la Science et de l’Industrie “La villette Paris”. The convention “Visioni Invisibili” was attended by the artists of Famiglia Sfuggita, Aldo Carotenuto, John Hull, Hoëlle Corvest, Otello Urso.

March-April 2001
Installation Art and Live Performance “Cene al Buio
with Artist Collective Famiglia Sfuggita
ARCI – Catania, Italy

Project  made with the support of “Culture 2000” Programme – European Union.

June 2000
Installation Art and Live Performance “I figli di Isidor
with Artist Collective Famiglia Sfuggita
Mercati generali – Catania, Italy
Project  made with the support of “Fiumara d’Arte” and  “Culture 2000” Programme – European Union.