Nicola Samorì

March 11, 2013 § 2 Comments

To continue my search for interesting contemporary artists, let’s shine the spotlight on Nicola Samorì.

Born in 1977 in Forli, this Italian artist has a lovely macabre spin on traditional baroque figurative portraits.  The 16th-century Italian renaissance is a clear foundation for the artwork- until a drastic decomposition marks the painting with Samorì’s own trademark.  The technique and figurative depiction is astounding- but it is this harsh finishing touch that sets his art apart from the smooth productions of earlier classical painters.  And makes my skin crawl.

I hope that this artist comes out of the shadows soon, because this stuff is pretty intriguing.

If you like what you see, here is an interesting interview with the artist.  Enjoy!

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