VALERIO ARDUINO GENTILE ARTS
PAINTER, SCULPTOR & DREAMING ARTIST
A practicing Italian artist graduade from The Royal Academy of Fine Art, Italy.
Now working in Bristol after exhibiting, working and training throughout Italy, Spain, Belgium and all over Europe.
"It is not from photographs I take my images. Trickling downward, through the fissures of my mind, they reveal themselves to me in the half-light before I wake. Filtered thus, an apt title for them might beDiscovered disconsolate in a space bereft of earth and sky. Inert, almost perspectiveless, they obey the cold logic of the Byzantine age. And yet do they not also recall the doctrine of Animism? Perhaps it is their having been crudely embellished. No matter. When they come, I hurry to sketch them, lest one should escape and I should never come to comprehend these symbols—these ancient colours!—that have made me impermeable to all other dreams."
Valerio Arduino Gentile