Foggia, Puglia, Italy
About Leonardo Vecchiarino
Leonardo Vecchiarino was born in Foggia (Italy), where he is currently working and living in via Rossi Doria n. 6. He starter dedicating himself to painting at a very early age. After consolidating his artistic education through research and experimentation, he developed important technical and aesthetical choices which have enabled him to define and personalize his style. Since 1983 he is present at the various art collective but is the first personal show, at the modern art Gallery of “Palazzo Dogana” in Foggia, in 1986, that gives rise to his public artistically activity. In 1988 he is present in first time at the international Expoarte in Bari. The following years were marked by important attendances in personal and collective art shows and contests at home and abroad. Vecchiarino’s art works have been exhibited at Market Center in Dallas, at Jacob Javit Center in New York (1992 e 1993), at Museum Nazional in Budapest, at Italiensk Kulturell Forening Interart Vasteras di Hallstahmmar (Sweden), at Deposit Guaranty Salon International di Jackson (Mississippi), at Foyer International in Parigi, at Palace of Exhibition in Stockholm, at Trade Center/Harumi in Tokyo. A few of his reviews publications are in possession of Italian cultural Institutes, important persons and art critics of a large numbers of foreign countries among so many: Argentine, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Città del Vaticano, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Japan, Great Britain, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Kenya, Morocco, Mexico, Norway, Holland, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Spain, United States of America, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Hungary. Leonardo Vecchiarino has always been appreciated for his talent and creativity and he has been followed with close attention by daily newspapers, magazines, televisions, specialized catalogues and art publications. His works are now cherished in private and public collections.
graduated in Law
Light, color and actuality, are inexhaustible sources of the works of Leonardo Vecchiarino. They are ingredients of a personal technique with which he produces compositions with a strong aesthetic and relevance of an allegorical value that denotes reached expressive maturity and an unequal poetic sensibility.
The central scene is occupied by the female figure in particular overpainting backgrounds created by the artist using a collage of different paper components (posters and advertising posters, sheets of glossy magazines, etc.) that represent "fragments" of everyday life that hold and pass the story on contemporary living.
The path of Leonardo Vecchiarino, then, is the proof that contemporary art is still able to offer eye of the viewer representations visually compelling and enjoyable and at the same time become a means of analysis of the current society.
A new "humanism", then, that, placing us in front of image, color and signs of charm and modernity, opens new glimmers of human values and social and proves to be an art model in step with the times.
Vecchiarino’s art works have been exhibited at Market Center in Dallas, at Jacob Javit Center in New York (1992 e 1993), at Museum Nazional in Budapest, at Italiensk Kulturell Forening Interart Vasteras di Hallstahmmar (Sweden), at Deposit Guaranty Salon International di Jackson (Mississippi), at Foyer International in Parigi, at Palace of Exhibition in Stockholm, at Trade Center/Harumi in Tokyo.