Marcello Silvestri - Brief biography

Internationally renowned Italian artist, painter and sculptor. Originally from Verona (1945), he lives in Tarquinia (Lazio), where he is inspired daily by the luminosity, colours and scents of the land of the Etruscans, the landscapes of the Maremma and the symbols and sacred texts of Mediterranean cultures and religions. His works, figurative and abstract, contemplative and multi-material, pulsate with the anxieties of our time, scrutinising the human condition and questioning the link between faith and art, spirituality and social conscience. His most recent pictorial cycles include ecological appeals, denunciations of war violence, meditations on movements of peoples and refugees, and jazzy colour compositions. Self-taught, Silvestri has exhibited in the most prestigious circles of contemporary art (Paris, New York, Rome, Brussels, Osaka), repeatedly working with well-known artists. His 2021 exhibition on ecology, The Gift of Nature, was curated by critic Gianluca Marziani. His latest book, Sapienza Antica Arte Contemporanea (Ancient Wisdom Contemporary Art), was published Italian (with Claudiana Editrice) and Spanish (with San Pablo Editorial) in 2023.

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