LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
I am Francesco Pegurri. I am a 25-year-old boy, living, working, and dreaming in Sovere, a small village in the province of Bergamo, northern Italy. Growing up I have always had a great passion for both drawing and painting, in its various forms and expressions, indeed I attended an Arts High School. During school-years I got really interested in calligraphy and after getting my diploma, I came across the world of tattooing. Thanks to this still ongoing experience, I had the chance to improve on my calligraphy skills, especially precision, cleanliness, but also fluidity, three mayor technical aspects that are the key elements of my art. Apart from tattooing, which is my job, I started composing acrylic calligraphy paintings on canvas, to which I have dedicated many years to the study of shapes and brushstroke motions. This technique is done by working with flat calligraphy brushes, of all dimensions. Such tools really allow me to get that firmness, sticking to the rigour of calligraphy, that is really what fascinates me the most about this technique. Furthermore, since more recent times, I carry on with strong enthusiasm and curiosity oil painting. Both techniques are stimulating me in understanding and shaping my identity as a painter.
All my paintings illustrate reality. Especially, I like to portray landscapes and nature-related themes interpreting them through a calligraphic style. The reason behind the subjects that I choose to represent is that I have always been influenced by the place where I was born, Sovere. There, I developed a great passion for mountains. I love hiking, trekking, and climbing, and I love sticking to nature. The feeling of being surrounded by such majestic landscapes has inspired me in doing my canvases. I go for the hunt of glimpses of mountains, sunsets, light reflections on water, but also rural villages of the surroundings. I have an emotional attachment to these places. Through my canvases I try to do justice to the magnificent nature surrounding me. Beauty is in all corners of our world, and I chose to represent the one that is closest to my heart.
WHO I AM
Currently exploring the art of calligraphy in all its forms. Don't stop dreaming.
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