LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
Santa Maria Capua Vetere
Raffaele Letizia, born in Santa Maria Capua Vetere in 1972, lives and works in Caserta as a high school teacher.
His propensity towards art is manifested already in childhood, with the study of classical dance and the piano, and then reveals itself further during adolescence with the study of the transverse flute as well as, as self-taught, through drawing and the first paintings made with tempera.
At the age of 15 he obtained a diploma in Solfeggio at the Conservatory of Campobasso, continuing with the study of the transverse flute without abandoning his spontaneous inclination towards drawing and painting.
After graduating from high school, he chooses the Faculty of Letters, with a specialization in entertainment and mass communications, to then move on to Law and in the meantime, he never stops drawing and painting, even after graduation and during the practice of forensics.
His relationship with painting underwent an interruption in the early 2000s and for more than one relationship with creativity led him to concentrate, as a self-taught and completely amateurist, on Photography, using either the camera or smartphone.
In 2016 his passion for drawing and painting reappeared in an overwhelming way, also thanks to a personal path of knowledge and self-awareness that led him to want to show his works in public for the first time.
In 2018 he started a line of works - manuals and digital art - entitled "Communicating bodies", also obtained through digital processing, often in a silk-screen way, of his own paintings or drawings or photographs taken by him. In this initial phase, some of his works are hosted by the Erre Contemporary Art Gallery in Giugliano in Campania (NA), with which he holds his first solo show in July 2019.
His second solo show was held in Salerno in December of the same year as part of the fifth edition of the International Expo of Peace and Contemporary Visual Art at Palazzo Fruscione.
Between 2019 and 2021 he participates in several group exhibitions in various Italian cities.
In 2020 he starts a further line of works entitled "Emotional decompositions", for the realization of which he makes use of a painting technique mixed with material elements.
In 2020 he was a finalist in the Sharing Art contest Armenia2020 - International Contemporary Art "Solid Identity", curated by ArtetrA.
During the same year he was also a finalist in the Marchionni 2020 Award - Red Passion Special Section, organized by the Aesthetics and Progress Foundation in collaboration with the MAGMMA Museum in Villacidro (SU).
In 2021 the Jury of the Combat Prize indicates him as an artist to be included in the relative catalog of the 12th edition.
2019: Caput Mundi Arte - as part of the Julius Caesar Award. 15/22 June, Palazzo Ferrajoli - Rome. Publication in the Caput Mundi arte Roma catalog. Italy.
2019: Collective exhibition as part of the Auser in Luce Award from 05.12.2019 to 10.01.2020 - Palazzo della Provincia di Salerno. Salerno, Italy.
2020: Collective as part of the national and international event "Donate with love" - Salone dei Marmi of the Municipality of Salerno - 14 and 15 February. Salerno, Italy.
2020: Art Wellness Collective from 02.21.2020 to 03.03.2020 - Palazzo della Provincia di Salerno. Italy.
2020: Collective exhibition "Women and not only" third edition, the male and female in us. (reserved for male artists). From 04 to 27 March at the Palazzo della Provincia di Salerno. Salerno, Italy.
2020: Sharing Art Contest Armenia 2020 - International "Solid Identity" Contemporary Art - Session 17-23 April 2020. Curated by ArtetrA - Art Associates, Salerno.
2020: Collective finalists of the Marchionni Rosso Passione Prize at the MAGMMA Museum in Villacidro (SU) - July-August 2020.
2020: collective "We will embrace stronger" at the Arena dei Barbuti in Salerno. 25 September 2020. By the Municipality of Salerno and the AMA - association of medical artists.
2020: collective exhibition of contemporary art "Beauty and safeguarding creation" 4-18 October 2020 at the Parish of St. Francis of Assisi Baia Domizia (CE).
2020: Donation virtual Art - Edition 2020 (virtual exhibition in compliance with Covid 19 restrictions).
2021: Stories from the Sea 2021 - Artistic Spring - at the Salerno Maritime Station by Art Experience.
2019: Communicating bodies - Digital Art, at AgorA 'Wine & More in Giugliano in Campania, curated by Erre Contemporary Art Gallery, from 31.07.2019 to 31.10.2019.
2019: Communicating bodies - Palazzo Fruscione in Salerno, as part of the fifth edition of the International Expo of Peace and Contemporary Visual Art "The colors of art", from 07.12.2019 to 15.12.2019.
Competitions and Awards
Finalist Sharing Art contest Armenia2020 - International Contemporary Art "Solid Identity", session 17-23 April 2020 (third place). Curated by ArtetrA - Art associates, Salerno.
Marchionni 2020 Award Finalist - Red Passion Special Section, organized by MAGMMA (Museum of Graphic Art of the Mediterranean Marchionni) - Aesthetics & Progress organization - Villacidro (SU).
Selected for the "TributoModigliani2020" portal project by the Amedeo Modigliani Foundation - Rome.
Recommended by the 2021 Combat Prize Jury as an artist to be included in the 2021 Combat Prize Catalog.
- Caput Mundi Arte Catalog - 2019, curated by ArtetrA - Art Associates, Salerno.
- Stories from the Sea Catalog - Artistic Spring 2021 - by Art Experience.
- Combat Prize 2021 Catalog,12th edition.
WHO I AM
High school teacher and artistically self-taught.
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