Antonio Sannino

Antonio Sannino

Antonio Sannino (Naples, 1959), lives and works between Naples and Rome.

Graduated in his city, he moved to England where he worked for 10 years experimenting with various painting techniques. Back to Italy, he continues his career with a series of personal exhibitions and participations in prestigious competitions. His works are exhibited in galleries around the world and since many years he is loved by collectors and art lovers.

The research of Antonio Sannino, a painter of robust classical training, for some years - in addition to beautiful portions of the sea seen from above in an almost abstract perspective - has embarked on an exhibition dedicated to the contemporary urban landscape: international cities, especially New York and Midtown Manhattan, are pictorially represented by the artist through the search for color and light. The large painted cities, taken at dusk or in the darkness of night, appear iridescent in the reflections of the windows and colored lights; the buildings, captured in chaotic perspectives, seem to move and even the remains of the sky are the result of a vision, rather than a simple reproduction. In these latest works, Sannino experiments with a technique that guarantees an almost pop flatness: the use of resin capable of vitrifying oil colors spread on an aluminum support. The result is a thin and smooth surface that enhances the compositional depth, a sort of no-landscape, through which the artist no longer wants to represent reality, but alludes to it, preferring to grasp its strongest expression.