Antonio Nunziante

Italy / °1956
Antonio Nunziante is one of the most important and celebrated painters in Italy today. He was born in Naples 1956, considered an artistic prodigy, having repeatedly experimented with oil paintings at 8 years old. After attaining a secondary school Art diploma in Asti, while demonstrating the maturity of his own painterly hand, he entered at the Fine Arts Academy for 2 years.

In 1975 his career began to flourish as a professional painter and he returned to Turin, where he completed restoration techniques in Florence. His visits to Italian and Europeans museums enriched his experience bringing him in contact with masterpieces of distinguished painters like Rembrandt and Vermeer.

Originally his painting were characterized by figurative moments expressed with still life, landscapes, female nudes and other more surreal approches inspired by the fantasy worlds of Boris and the visions of Dalì. In some work, the romantic and Metaphysical component is extremely prevalent, fascinated by the artistic theories of Bocklin and De Chirico, who remained a constant reference throughout his career.

In 1983 he had the chance to make himself known in United States, exhibiting at the Artexpos in Los Angeles and New York. He also attended the atelier of Riccardo Tommasi Ferroni and in 1985 exhibited in Spello with Pietro Annigoni. The years are characterized by research and experimentation, through conceptual works signed under the pseudonym of Rascal Babaloo. He took part in Bergamo Biennale between 1986-1990. His participation in exhibitions in Tokyo (1990) and at New York Artexpo (1991) furthered his success and international recognition.

.... Inspired by the tragic event of 11 September 2001, Nunziante paints “L’Apocalisse”, in his work the tragedy is opposed to rebirth and challenges crime news with colors, cobalt blue, cadmium red, chrome yellow, greens, purples and ... Read more at
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Suzan Hamer


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