Valerio Berruti was born in the town of Alba, in Piedmont, in 1977. He got a degree in Art Criticism at DAMS in Turin; he lives and works in Verduno (CN) in a deconsecrated church that he bought and restored in 1995. Berruti is an artist known for his very basic images inspired by the suspended world of childhood, the moment in life when everything has yet to happen. The artist uses various techniques from fresco to sculpture via video animation consisting of drawings put together in sequence.
Jefferson Hayman is an artist whose work
explores the themes of nostalgia, common symbols, and memory. Through a quiet
minimalism, he invites the viewer to partake in the narrative process in a way
that is both intimate and deeply personal. Hayman approaches
his work with a deep understanding of traditional craftsmanship and a sense of
artistic heritage whilst remaining tied to the present through the timelessness
of aesthetic simplicity. Through an understated language of visual symbols and
meditative studies, Hayman’s work manifests as a visual journal chronicling
transformation, discovery, and solitude, boldly stripped of the extraneous.
Susanna Costantini is an
Italian textile artist making hand-woven works. The approach followed
aims to highlight the exceptional value that comes from the
interaction between hands and materials. Her idiom of weaving reflects an investigation on the irreplaceable narrative
power of hands, on their own ability to pass on knowledge and stories
Michael Wolf is an NYC area artist whose work encompasses sculpture, installation,
and drawing. Architectural spaces and forms inspire Wolf's artwork. He uses these
forms as a metaphor for the human experience. The human need for shelter both
physically and psychologically permeates his work. The artist primarily uses wood,
stone, metal, and gold leaf, creating contemporary art with an ongoing dialogue with
Nigel is an acclaimed figurative artist known for his large-scale fantastical scenes of decaying urban landscapes.” I am interested in taking the painting on a journey to arrive at somewhere new, experiencing it in a linear way that allows lines to accumulate and the paint to build up in significant areas. What I end up with is not strictly a figure but a matrix of lines that come in and out of a description of human forms, but that also slips into animal, plant, and landscape intonations.” Nigel Cooke.