BIOGRAPHY

BIOGRAPHY

Salvatore Marsillo is a Roman painter who from the capital itself has drawn inspiration for his artistic career; they are above all the painters of the School of Piazza del Popolo (Mario Schifano, Tano Festa and Franco Angeli) and, later, the artists of the “Transavanguardia”, the movement theorized from the beginning of the eighties by the critic Achille Bonito Oliva, a to direct their choices and aesthetics. From the earliest works, starting from the experimentalism typical of those trends, Salvatore uses the most heterogeneous materials to externalize his personal vision, not neglecting the more traditional means of expression.
Through his paintings, in which the chromatic chords blend with the raw, raw and throbbing material, he wants to bring the flows of the soul to the surface, acting in symbiosis with the mechanisms of the sensitive mind but in contrast with the demands of reason. From these dynamics, which are real “equilibria without a network”, a series of creations is born in which it is easy to read the creative ferment that originated them and the search for a balance between all the existential instances involved.
 

CINEMA AND PHOTOGRAPHY

Attracted and captivated by all that is image, he cultivates with a systematic and stubborn constancy the passion for the cinema that is realized with the participation in film forums and on-line debates. Photographer for passion, considers the shot a starting point to give back to the image, through elaborations of repeated and stratified post-production, the innumerable potentialities not expressed by reality but vivid in their imagination.

He has participated in several national competitions, including the prestigious Arte Laguna Prize, and international; on the occasion of the collaboration between the director David Lynch and the Duran Duran band, one of his photographic works was chosen to act as a backdrop to the stage during the concert event organized by American Express as part of the Unstaged project; the concert was held on March 23, 2011 at the Mayan Theater in Los Angeles and David Lynch curated the Art Concept and direction. The same picture was used by the British band during the 2012 world tour.

 

EXPO AND EXHIBITIONS

iN 2017, from May 17 to 23 , Salvatore Marsillo held a solo exhibition at the Galleria d’Arte Consorti, one of the historical galleries of Via Margutta that exhibits works by the main masters of the twentieth century. The exhibition was curated by Prof. Paola Consorti who personally supervised the elaboration and development of the works on display. Paola Consorti, graduated in History of Art and author of several critical texts, is the creator of the Emergenze Arte project, an initiative to support many emerging artists.
From the 21st to the 3rd of December he took part in the 2014 Rome Triennale organized by Prof. Daniele Radini Tedeschi, art historian, critic and author of publications on Caravaggio and Giovanni Antonio Bazzi. At the inauguration of the event, which was held at the Cloister of Bramante, in the Sala delle Capriate, the well-known critic Philippe Daverio and the commission of critics, gallery owners, journalists and university professors who selected the participating artists also spoke.

 

HIS PASSION FOR WINE

Salvatore finally combines artistic activity with wine criticism. He writes for Bibenda magazine, leader in the sector’s publications, for the Annual Guide to the best Italian wines and for the weekly online magazine Bibenda7. Convinced that the “Fare Vino” and “Fare Arte” are two sides of the same coin, both expressions of primordial impulses that tend and, in exceptional cases, come to the Sublime, Salvatore has reviewed wines produced by companies owned by painters such as Sandro Chia (Castello Romitorio, wines to be “framed”), which in the wine have transfused their creativity, or whose labels were made by artists such as Gino De Dominicis (Cupinero, Merlot with a large “nose“).