Short Biography

I was born in Cisternino (Italy) in 1967 and I have been living in Ghent (Belgium) since 1998.

In Italy I graduated in Foreign Languages ​​and Literature with a thesis in History of Modern and Contemporary Art at the University of Bari. From 1999 to 2006 I attended painting courses at the Academy of Saint Lucas in Ghent. Later, I enrolled in several themed and more specific painting classes and workshops at Wisper’s ateliers, preferring courses inspired by the artworks and exhibitions of the Museum of Fine Arts (MSK) and the Museum of Contemporary Art (SMAK) of Gent. I am very attentive, and I regularly participate in the many cultural activities that this country has on offer. Furthermore, from 2000 to 2020 I was editor of the magazine Il Caffé of the homonymous Italian cultural center in Ghent.

On canvas and on paper, I try to imprint the impressions that nature, my origins, my journeys, and current events arouse in me. I’m fascinated by ancient trees, branches, leaves, and roots.

I often write some words on the back of my works and in my notebooks which later allow me to rediscover the meaning and emotions of the moment I made them. While I paint time stops. I usually put aside my paintings and I continue to work on them several times, even years after. The layers, the marks and the brushstrokes are visible and form the history of the painting. A few works, on the other hand, without being aware of it, are born and finished within a few brushstrokes. The creative process fascinates me and never leaves me. I leave the interpretation and discovery of space, shapes, and colors to the viewer.