Sergio Illuminato

Sergio Illuminato

Rome, Lazio, Italy

About Sergio Illuminato

Creativity is essentially the search for an inner truth.
I began to paint without predefined schemes and based on the inspiration of the moment, free brush strokes and dense layers of wrinkled and irregular colors, spread with quick and instinctive gestures.

I then connected the body of color to heterogeneous tactile material – poor, recovered, worn out by time and use – modulating in the same space glazes and large material congregations that, in some places, almost re-emerge to dilate the surface of the canvas.

My performance is consumed quickly with the drying of the color.

In my actions I feel free to accumulate and then engrave, scratch, cut, burn, wound, puncture the material; exploring only weaves, stumbles, collisions of signs.

Hence immaterial spaces and atmospheres beyond recognizable forms.

In creating this indecipherable visual alphabet – of extraordinary freedom and ease of execution-, the physical consistency of the work and the corporeality of the light, whose expressive and aesthetic values are represented by the colors and materials used, acquire primary importance.

Thus, in the foreground, a tactile-visual body appears emptied of any formal residue that contains its own time, as if it had traveled a long journey.

Completely autonomous, self-sufficient reality, in whose crossing-comparison-meeting everyone can follow the breath of himself.

I therefore consider my works of open and unexpected containers available to those who want to interloquire, questioning, be uneasy together to me, renewing at each event of the contemporary painting.

So far a pictorial space in the “making” that has physicality and corporeality as its common denominator.

The titles of the paintings placed at the end of the work instead trace a track of the psyche reasons and, in particular, of the personal expressions that, from time to time, have marked moments of inner transformation and ever greater interpenetration of the surrounding world, maintaining a recognizable original dimension, its own identity.


Sergio Illuminato is a professional italian artist and author / organizer of cultural, theatrical, television and film events working on the international stages.

Born in Catania, degree in Literature and Philosophy, Theater and Show address, University of Rome “La Sapienza”.
Painting Course Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. Certified contemporary art course at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, USA. Member (since 1993) Order of Journalists of Region Lazio. I have always pursued my creative research in the artistic field as well as the cultural, theatrical, television and cinematographic ones. 2003-2010 Director of the International Center for Information and Communication Activities of the United Nations Environment Program – Mediterranean Action Plan. I joined the TEDxRoma team in 2017. I curated the exhibitions: “Raphael and the Golden Section” (Palazzo Barberini, Rome), “Around Futurism” (Palazzo delle Esposizione, Rome), “Around Seduction” (Palazzo Valentino, Rome), “Tamara de Lempicka” (Palazzo Valentino, Rome).