Saatchi Galley chooses
the second one
Saatchi Gallery London
selected the "Tree-Shaped" painting for the "SHOW YOUR ART AT SAATCHI GALLERY ON SCREEN" installation. The second selected Baruzzi artwork…
A Black Sheep at
the Saatchi Gallery
Saatchi Gallery London
selected the Black Sheep" painting for the "SHOW YOUR ART AT SAATCHI GALLERY ON SCREEN"installation...
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Valerio Baruzzi, born in Ravenna in 1972, is an ‘artalent’ dedicated to painting, illustrations and music. He is also an advertising and communications consultant living and painting in Sasso Marconi, on the Bologna hills.
Landscapes, scents and colours inspire his artistic paths, constantly underlined by a subtle, refined irony.
From the seaside of his childhood through the calm Marconian hills, to the greenery of Lewes countryside between London and Brighton: Baruzzi’s artworks are permeated by the physicality of his surroundings.
Instinctive and passionate, he prefers to paint with oil colours, but explores experimental technics and surfaces too. The immediate lightness of his style create a surprising contrast with the powerful meanings of his subjects and the use of colours.
Often ironic, occasionally hilarious, at times enigmatic, some of his artworks mix painting with recycled materials creating unique expressions of art. Nature is often his protagonist: animals, trees, landscapes get fused with sea and land. Astonished fishes, very material sheep, evanescent jellyfishes alternate with horses, crocodiles and giant squids… Female silhouettes immerse in colours and blend in emotions and shades, to be suddenly replaced by thoughtful and smoky masculine themes… menacing grey-black tones crack the canvas, approaching with the characteristic veiled “baruzzian irony”.
Cruising through real and surreal, through calm and strength the “Tree-Me” series are no exception. Shrubs or century-old trees, alone, overlapping, aligned and expanding, his trees stand proud as far as the small red apple (Falling Apple), dropped or attracted by gravity commanding everything, even art.
Graduated in 1991 at the I.T.G. Camillo Morigia of Ravenna, he worked in architecture to then pass to graphic design which brought him to collaborate with big Milanese ad agencies in the new millennium. His professional vocation evolves and he becomes art director and subsequently head of art direction.
His artistic training goes on a parallel, unconventional path starting from his childhood when he is introduced to colours and materials. In fact her mother, graduated at the Fine Arts Academy of Perugia, leads him to drawing and painting. She entrusts him with her own experience, also by bringing him along to the art studio of prof. Antonio Guerrini where she cooperated. This way Valerio has the privilege of breathing in art at an early age, learning quickly how to express himself through it and developing his characteristic expressive freedom.