Nicola Samori

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


Samori was born in 1977 in Forli, 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]


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]


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


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