Nicola Samorì is an artist steeped in the tradition of 17th century Italian painting and sculpture, but with a determinedly contemporary stance. His allusions to the inspiration of Old Masters reveals how Samorì shares with them an idea of creating something new out of what already exists by means of artistic transformation. Works such as his figurative busts and sculptures made from wax push the tradition almost as far as possible from the idealised vision of Ancient Greece and the Renaissance to become deconstructed representations of classical sculpture.Read More
Nicola Samorì (b. 1977, Forli, Italy) lives and works in Bagnacavallo, Italy. He has exhibited widely both internationally and in the UK including solo exhibitions at Kunsthalle Tubingen, Germany and Santa Maria delle Croci, Ravenna. He featured in the Italian Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale. In 2019 his works were featured in the group exhibition The Last Supper After Leonardo at the Fondazione Stelline in Milan and the solo exhibition Cannibal Trail at the Yu-Shiu Museum of Art in Taiwan. During 2020 the Fondazione Made in Cloister in Naples hosted a solo exhibition of Nicola Samorì's works titled Black Square.
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