AMM Featured Artist: Antonio Nunziante
AMM: What’s your inspiration?
Antonio Nunziante: Beauty and Mystery. Each painting is made of hidden confessions in which the dream mixes the memories, obtaining a reality that, transformed into a vision, allows me to create something, to tell without opening my mouth. I manage to show the invisible of Beauty to people who can only see the superficial part of it.
AMM: What are you looking to do next?
Antonio Nunziante: Metaphysical is not something that was invented yesterday. I feel the need to move my research back in time, along the track of secular art.
The society in which we live in is a logical society, it marks a limit, a frontier, a belt that closes and surrounds “human logic.” The metaphysical painter finds himself there, consumed by the fears of search because he wants to find his Arcadia, his risen earthly paradise. The path is long and tiring, but the metaphysical painter is wise and knows many “things.”
AMM: What is art to you?
Antonio Nunziante: Torment and Ecstasy, happiness for the superior creation made.
Torment when I recognize that I have not reached the goal, and the sacred spark that gives the artwork the status of superior is hidden. Therefore, I have to start again and again, until a partial status of fulfillment is reached, even if temporary. I have to start again a journey that will take me to the goal of sublime, without forgetting what I have found along the way, without forgetting the “things” that I know. I need to paint like the air that I breathe.
AMM: What is your process?
Antonio Nunziante: My language is transversal, my pictorial writing is poetic and easy to read, it is of immediate and apparent attraction.
True realism consists in representing the surprising things hidden under the veil of habit and which we are no longer able to see. Make ordinary things extraordinary. Contemporary logic considers all that can be bypassed by modern technology to be useless, but I consider the knowledge of technology a philosophy, a science, a sublime way to reach my goal: to paint Beauty.
Antonio Nunziante, between metaphysical and surrealism
Antonio Nunziante, one of the most important Italian artists, last month exhibited in Art Santa Fe, winning three prizes: The Best Artist, The Best Artwork, The Best International Exhibitor. Nunziante reached his fame in the US in 2013 thanks to three exhibitions in New York City and Sotheby’s auction records in New York, thus becoming one of the most sought- after Italian artists. Many other important international exhibitions followed in Great Britain, France, Belgium, Germany, Turkey, and Dubai. Currently, 28 of his paintings therefore, along with works by Michelangelo and Raphael, are touring Europe in the art show entitled “Expo Leonardo Da Vinci”. It is a privilege to have Antonio Nunziante, since he has exhibited also along with de Chirico, Picasso, Dalì and Warhol.
Maestro Nunziante has been known in the US since a very young age. The public has immediately realized that it was facing a completely different style from the ones it was familiar with: Nunziante’s artworks convey feelings that strike and amaze the mind of the observer. His artworks are mainly metaphysical because they are the result of a deep study of this artistic current that had as its pioneer the Italian painter Giorgio de Chirico. Nunziante’s artworks drive us, in a spontaneous way, to discover meanings that go far beyond what the artist has painted. Looking at his works, which are technically perfect and at first sight easy to read, we find out that Nunziante creates, above all, emotions: the subjects of his paintings evoke in us memories or feelings that push us to investigate more deeply the reasons that attract us towards his creations. Many of Nunziante’s artworks are also surrealistic because, they directly question our unconscious and interpret our dreams, overcoming any barriers.
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