LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
Biography and curriculum (in short)
I was born in Parma on february 19, 1953. I’m married and I’ve two adult sons. I live in Gussago, Franciacorta (Brescia) Italia.
I studied until I got first classical maturity and then degree in medicine and surgery. I specialized in childhood and adolescent neuropsichiarty. I worked as a child neuropsichiatrist and, from 1990, I was the chief of a public Service of Child Neuropsichiatry in the Hospital of Desenzano (Brescia), until I retired in 2016.
I have always loved drawing from an early age and, as a teenager, I mainly made portraits in pencil, even sometimes at the request of others. I continued, as a selftaught, to coltivate this passion even in adulthood. As soon as I retired I enrolled (2017) in a creative drawing course (in San Clemente’s school, Brescia) and, at the end of this course, I presented my firs drawing to an exhibition inside to the same school. The title of my drawing was “Out of the sheet”, with image of an hand to fist that “breaking the sheet, comes out of it”, already wanted to express my desire to get out of preordinate scheme, but I still didn’t know where exactly to go. So I decided to enroll at the Santa Giulia Academy of fine arts in Brescia, attending several drawing and painting courses over three academic years (2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20; in the last year I had to interrupt unfortunately the painting’s lessons in march 2020 due Covid-19 pandemic). During the period of attendance at the Academy, I partecipate in various group projects, such as the “Holybrixia project” (2019), whose works where exhibited in the old cathedral of Brescia (see attachment). The training in Academy was very important for me and led me to range from drawing to painting to projects for installations. This experience allowed me to expand my possibilities of artistic expression and to compare myself with others as well. So, in 2019 I presented a painting entitled “new ideas in old containers”, made in mixed media and of size 90x90 cm, which was exhibited at the Sarezzo Art prize 2019 (in Sarezzo-Brescia). In 2020, encouraged by this first experience, I presented (always in Sarezzo art prize) the installation entitled “Metanoia” and my first satisfation arrived with a “signal” from the Jury (even more so as an outsider in all respects). I continued to express myself following more and more existential themes that were close to my heart and involved me emotionally actually in my life. This has become the basis of a research that continues today and that has led me to propose two installations and two paintings at the Laguna 20.21 Art Prize.
My artistic work, although late, for reasons related to my work choices (I worked as medical doctor for several years), aims to express and trasmit what strikes me and involves most emotionally and existentially at this moment of my life. My personal research is to find espressive forms that traslate in an immediate and simple way even the complexity of what concerne human existence and the environment in which we are immerse and with which we interact. Each of my artistic products tries to answer the simple question “what’s the point?” and, if it makes sense, I hope it can pass it on to others as well.
-Prof.I.Manzoni (Deputy Director of Santa Giulia Academy of fine arts, Brescia);
-Prof. A.Rossoni (drawing’s teacher of Santa Giulia Academy of fine arts, Brescia);
-Prof.ssa C.Bevilacqua (painting’s teacher of Santa Giulia Academy of fine arts, Brescia);
-Del Bono Severino (artist, living in Botticino Sera, Brescia)
WHO I AM
I am a medical doctor and an artist
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