Bio

b, Paestum, Italy, 1986

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Visual and Performing Arts
Academy of Fine Arts, Rome, 2008

Carboni Studio, Special Effects for Cinema, Theater, TV
Rome, Italy
2009–2011

Academy of Costume and Fashion Design
Rome, Italy
2006–2007

Lives and works in Los Angeles, California.


EXHIBITIONS

2014
Inside Out of Touch
WAAS Gallery
Dallas, TX (solo show)
November 8, 2014–January 3, 2015

“Pop Up”
WAAS Gallery
Dallas, TX (group show)
April 12—26

JNA Gallery,
Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA (group show) 
January–February

2013
Associazione Heart “Atmosfere”
Vimercate, Italy (group show)
November

Bergamot Station 19th Anniversary Show
JNA Gallery
Santa Monica, CA (group show)
September–November

“Tracce di Contemporaneo”
Villa Filippini
Besana Brianza, Italy (group show)
September–October

“Inversions – 1st Studio Exhibition”
3A LAB
Los Angeles, CA
July

L’Aquila “I Cantieri Dell'Immaginario”
L’Aquila, Italy (group show)
July–August

Trusted with Altars
Church Boutique
Los Angeles, CA (group show)
April–August

2012
“Limbo”
WAAS Gallery
Dallas, TX (group show)
November–January

605 Space by Gallery Lara “HIBI” Tokyo , Japan (2 person show)
August–September

“People:Multitude-Solitude” Bergamot Station
ADC Gallery
Santa Monica,CA (2 person show)
May–June

Statement

"Once I choose the subject, which up to this point has been some human element, I choose the color, I choose the brush, I sketch the subject a little bit and then I start painting intercrossing lines that form shapes. I use to take pictures of people around me. I am mostly interested in facial expression and body language.

My work is figurative, but only by way of the subject. Beyond that, I don’t have much reverence for traditional form. My stroke is the essence of this. An eye will never be a realistic eye, a mouth will never be a real mouth, but two, three, four, ten strokes that cross in different directions. It is the idea of an eye or any other body shape. I call my style Extractionism not only because some of my works are extracted from others. But also because I try to pull stark geometric shape from my subjects with the brushstrokes that comprise them.  

The main subjects of my work are crowds. I have a bit of an obsession with people coming together and crossing paths, forming a single entity. They move as one, breathe as one, think as one. Together they become a beast. I try to convey this through my paintings; putting people face to face with the beast. This was the concept I started with. For a while, I strayed from the crowd, focusing on the individual. But recently, I find myself back in it because that’s what the crowd demands."