Nicola Samori

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Nicola Samori (born 1977) is an Italian painter and sculptor.[1]

Life[edit]

Samori was born in 1977 in Forlì, Italy.[2][3][4] He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna[citation needed] and currently lives and works in Bagnacavallo, Italy.[2]

Career[edit]

He is known for his contemporary interpretations of 16th and 17th C painting styles.[5] His work is best described as dark and baroque, with canvases often damaged by scraping, diluting, slashing, and tearing.[6][7] Referring to his physical manipulation of the painting surface, R.C. Baker of the Village Voice said that "Samori's rereadings of old master oils are a revelation".[8]

Exhibitions[edit]

Samori's work was a part of the Italian Pavilion at the 2015 Venice Biennale.[9][10]

Collections[edit]

Samori's work is included in the Taylor Art Collection in Denver, Colorado.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Benenate, Mia R. (November 1, 2012). "Who Is Nicola Samorì?".
  2. ^ a b "A Tribute to Nicola Samorì - Vogue.it". October 12, 2016.
  3. ^ 20Minutos. "Nicola Samorì pinta cuadros barrocos para emborronarlos - 20minutos.es".
  4. ^ "Nicola Samorí - Fondation Francès".
  5. ^ "Art Now: Cologne, Brussels, Berlin And New York By Virginie Syn - Artlyst".
  6. ^ Silvi, Marta. "Nicola Samorì at Monitor - Rome".
  7. ^ Akcay, Tamara (August 31, 2015). "Nicola Samori Scratches The Surface of His Dark And Intense Paintings To Unveil Previous Layers of Work". Beautiful/Decay. Retrieved 2017-03-21.
  8. ^ Baker, R.C. (July 9, 2014). "Nicola Samori's Rereadings of Old Master Oils are a Revelation".
  9. ^ "All the World's Futures: the 56th edition of the Venice Biennale". May 4, 2015.
  10. ^ "Top 7 highlights of the Italian Pavilion at Venice Art Biennale 2015".
  11. ^ http://www.taylorartcollection.com/nicolasamori/