Born in Cortona, Italy
He grew up in his grandfather’s sculpture Studio.
He attended the High School “Luca Signorelli” in Cortona, the “Processi Percettivi” Fine Arts School in Arezzo and the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence.
In 2017 He won the “ORA” art prize.
Artist in residence :
Ecomuseo of Casentino, Arezzo, Italy
Varese Lake, Varese, Italy
For 35 years I represented just what I saw and felt around me.
At first the Tuscan landscapes, then my peninsula and finally our world, in its most remote part, the north, far from mankind. Just water air and a thin line of the horizon, searching for something invisible I could feel was there behind shapes, deep within.
One day, I recall it was February the 22nd 2015, following one of my thoughtful moments, I left my studio with a white cotton canvas, of the same making as the ones I had been using to paint reality, and I reached a stream that flows through an oak and chestnut wood not far from my house.
That was where I handed a canvas over to nature for the first time, with an act of liberation, anchoring it to the river bed in such a way that, as in my paintings, on its surface too, air and water would meet.
From that moment till the 2nd of February this year I’ve placed within nature 47 cotton canvases and 12 iron sheets, all square shaped but of different dimensions, varying from a couple of centimeters to over two meters in length, adapting them according to the appointed spot.
I monitored each canvas daily, filming and photographing their evolution; then, after a certain amount of time that could vary from just a few days to almost a year, when I thought the moment was right, I collected them from where they were placed. I then subjected them to a resin process that preserved their exact state.
All this time I have never wanted to interfere with the surface of the canvases or iron, leaving the elements undisturbed to act within the frame and reality to leave its trace.
However, through careful study, it was always me who decided the materials of the supports used, their placement and the amount of time they would stay in the environment, so that my choices would rationally be affecting the result as much as the free flowing of the elements was affecting the surfaces.
I believe that behind things, beyond chaos, there exists an inner beauty much wider and deeper than what we can understand.
2017. PHYSIS – i codici dell’invisibile, curated by Ilaria Margutti – Galleria Comunale di Arte Contemporanea di Arezzo
PHYSIS II, curated by Roberta Santi – Palazzo Saporiti, Milano
2016. Volti e Silenzi della Natura, curated by Lorena Gava e Giovanni Faccenda – Casa dei Carraresi , Treviso
Naturalis Historia, curated by Maria Nicole Iulietto – Fortezza Medicea di Montepulciano
Naturometrie, curated by Giovanni Pichi Graziani – Museo Michelangiolesco di Caprese Michelangelo, Arezzo
2015. Teorema, curated by Tiziana Tommei e Giovanni Faccenda- Palazzo Medici Riccardi – Firenze
2014. Memorie di Nature, Miti e Geometrie, curated by Lorena Gava e Giovanni Faccenda – Chiostro del Bramante, Roma
Forma, curated by Tiziana Tommei- Galleria 33, Arezzo
SubLimen, curated by Giovanni Faccenda- Museo Luciana Matalon, Milano
2013. Invito al viaggio, curated by Daniela Meli e Tiziana Tommei, Galleria RiElaborando, Arezzo
2012. Quello che resta, curated by Simone Allegria- Palazzo Ferretti, Cortona
2011. Dissolvenze dell’anima, curated by Nicola Caldarone – Palazzo Ferretti, Cortona
1999. Luci della città, curated by Nicola Caldarone – Palazzo Ferretti, Cortona
1996. Landscapes, curated by Nicola Caldarone – Palazzo Ferretti, Cortona
1994. Paesaggi cortonesi II, curated by Nicola Caldarone – Galleria Luca Signorelli, Cortona
1992. Paesaggi cortonesi I, curated by Nella Nardini Corazza, Galleria Luca Signorelli, Cortona
2017. Vanitas Mundi, curated by Philippe Daverio, Palazzo Visconti, Milano
Beyond the Map, curated by Soriana Stagnitta, Torino
2016. Fiero Condottiero, curated by Francesca Duranti e Andrea Baffoni, Corciano
La Grande Bellezza, curated by Silvia Rossi – Castello di Obernberg, Austria
Cortona a Udine, Palazzo d’Aronco, Udine
2015. Meeting in Shanghai, curated by Peishuo Yang – Biblioteca di Pu-Dong, Shanghai
Nel segno della bellezza, curated by G. Sezana – Galleria Spazioporpora, Milano
Galleria 33 a Pietrasanta curated by Tiziana Tommei e Francesco Mutti – Pietrasanta (Lu)
“Terra d’Arezzo“, curated by Silvia Rossi – Galleria Expart , Bibbiena
2014. Ars Humana, curated by Giovanni Pichi Graziani – Sansepolcro
2013. Romantico contemporaneo curated by Igino Materazzi -Circolo artistico, Arezzo
Chimera Arte, Circolo artistico -Arezzo
2012. Artexpo, Palazzo delle Fiere e Congressi – Arezzo
Processi percettivi – Giardini della provincia, Arezzo
Men at work, curated by Matilde Puleo – Piazza S. Agostino, Arezzo
Affordable Art Fair – Battersea Park, Londra
2011. Giorgio Vasari – La Vita….Le Vite – Chiesa di S. Caterina, Arezzo
2010. Caravaggio- Ombre e luci – Chiesa di S. Caterina, Arezzo
1999. Lions e artisti – Palazzo Casali, Cortona