Damiano Di Napoli's Artist Page
My name is damiano, i am a figurative painter from salerno (italy). As an Italian I have always admired classical and Renaissance art but for the past couple of years my research has been more linked to artists from northern Europe. in my work I try to create a connection between these two visions, conceiving art as a continuous line and not as a series of successive periods. my goal is to represent the existential condition characteristic of the century in which we live.
My art deals with existential themes, such as alienation and the search for identity or the loss of this.
Title: "Under the skin"
Description: the work comes from a photo that struck me from the first moment due to the contrast between the woman and the carcass, understood as a bridge between eros and thanatos, love impulses and death impulses. The material application of color tries to reconnect with the discourse on flesh initiated by artists such as Lucian Freud and Jenny Saville and Francis Bacon.
Medium: acrylic on canvas
WiroArt Canvas™: 16 Inch x 20 inch
WiroArt Wallclock™: 10.75 inch x 10.75 inch
Original Painting: 130x90cm