Vincenzo Balsamo

Biography

Artwork

" The pictorial language evokes certain paths of surrealism and lyrical abstraction. "

Biography

Research

The research by Balsamo joins abstraction and figuration in painting fabrics where the color is in its shades, with shadows, overlays, transparencies that make the surface a mirror of memories and appearances. In his research is evident the close relationship with the interior analysis, with dreams and nightmares that characterize the life of every man. The artist has the courage to see them and describe them on the canvas, without stopping at the viewing of images, but deepening them, until touch the richness of the unknown. The pictorial language evokes certain paths of surrealism and lyrical abstraction, updated in technique and in relation to the history of modern man.

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Born in Brindisi in 1935, his first contact with the painting comes from experience working in the workshop of the painter and decorator Peter Acquaviva, where Balsamo starts his artistic training. In 1949 he moved to Rome and in 1954 he enrolled in the School of Art San Giacomo, where he refined his painting techniques. After a solo exhibition in the city of origin, in 1959 he opened his first studio in Rome and began to participate in solo and group exhibitions. In 1961 he was asked to create the setting for the film Cleopatra, in the Cinecittà studios, comparing his pictorial language with that theater and film. It is the theme of landscape to interest the artist, who over the years realized visions of places Tuscany, Umbria, Lazio and Campania, with vibrant fields of color, dialoguing between figuration and abstraction. He has participated to several international exhibitions, including, in 2010, the Fourth Biennial of China.

Artwork