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MATTEO CASALI

MATTEO CASALI

Matteo Casali was born in Schio in northern Italy in 1994 and recently
completed his degree at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice. The artist works
mainly in oil and acrylic on canvas and his bold, startling style clearly draws
on the influence of Francis Bacon as well as the Nordic Expressionists.
Casali focuses on the human figure, typically portrayed in a domestic setting.
Using as his starting point photographs of family members and close friends,
he creates intimate yet estranged images of his subjects. Casali thus uses
the landscape of the home to underscore the dominant mood of alienation
and loneliness.

Despite his young age, Casali has already held a number of exhibitions
that have brought him to the attention of art critics and galleries across the
country. He has won several prizes for his work and his latest painting to be
awarded, Abbraccio a distanza, is to be found in the gallery collection.

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