Sunday, February 17, 2013

Nicola Samori

Known for the smoldering intensity of his figurative work, and a dedication to preserving antiquated styles and themes in his paintings, Samorì deftly wields his artist's brush to create moody and atmospheric pieces that weigh heavily both physically and metaphorically. The creation of each of his compositions is marked by ceremony before a systematic deconstruction. Samorì is most successful, however, in creating timeless pieces of art in spite of -- or perhaps even because of -- the heavy Baroque influence that runs throughout his body of work. They are as relevant today as they would have been in Michelangelo's -- an obvious influence in Samorì's work -- 16th century Italian Renaissance. The classical beauty imbued in each of his pieces is only surpassed by his technical aptitude. Samorì is, at the heart of it, a master storyteller and the work as enigmatic as the man.  -Maria R. Benenate, from The Huffington Post, 11/01/2012

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