Born in Catanzaro in 1972.
Studies in the Artistic High School of Catanzaro
where he obtains his degree in 1990.
Attends the Academy of Fine Arts “Raffello
Sanzio” in Urbino, receiving a Bachelor’s degree
in painting in 1995.
From an early age starts to draw his friends’
and teachers’ faces in pencil and ball point pen.
During his adolescence he develops a passion for the drawings
of the Italian Renaissance, especially those of Michelangelo,
Leonardo and Raphael.
Later his interest is focused on Surrealism and he falls in
love with Dalí’s painting.
During his high school studies, under the guide of Professor
Francesco Mete, his interest moves towards a more profound
conception of drawing and he starts a more personal research
of different artistic techniques.
At the Academy of Fine Arts, the interaction with his teacher
Omar Galliani, an anachronist painter, allows him to glimpse
at the possibility of rereading Classical art from a contemporary
He starts to experiment with various pictorial techniques
and ends by privileging painting in oils.
Since 1998 he lives in Bologna.
The encounter with the artist Alessandro
Giusberti, during his stay in Bologna, reawakens in him the
profound interest towards the 17th century’s realist
painters: Rembrandt, Velázquez, and Franz Hals, giving a sensitive and refined interpretation imbued with the ideals and metaphysical atmosphere.
In the Art school “New Life Study” of the American artist Richard Burkhart he refines the study of the human body in its plasticity (portrait from real life) and following his suggestion, in September 2008, he attended the “Art Students League” of New York (USA).