VITO STRAMAGLIA

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Vito Stramaglia was born in Italy. The son of three generations of painters and decorators, his natural environment was one full of color and art. Vito had received training in order to become a painter, but later on he developed a troubled relationship of love and hate with it. In fact, at some point in his adolescence, this relationship led him to dedicate himself to competitive sports, becoming a professional boxer. At the peak of his boxing career he felt a strong need to go back to his first passion; devoting his life to look for the inner soul of things through painting. Today, in his work, it is possible to read his story, his research. After a profound study of the old masters and the avant-gardes, supported by constant wish for spirituality, he reached his personal vision of life. He was inspired by quantum physics, by the illusion of the existence of form, translating it within his paintings. In his work the form is crushed and lost in the "whole", shaping the original subject in an overwhelming and powerful message of strength and tenderness.