Dario Puggioni, born in Seria Brunei (Borneo, Indonesia) and graduated at Accademia delle Belle Arti in Rome, lives now in Berlin, a city he found perfect for his art: painting.
His paints, made by applying several layers of different materials (paper, copper, oil paint) one above the other so to create highly tactile surfaces that appear to be peeled off and ruined, are dark and severe. The subjects could be modern martyrs or saints depicted in constrict positions with contracted nerves and skin.
And it’s particularly the skin that plays a big role on recent Dario’s works: crumbled, scratched modeled in protuberances that seem to want to escape from the subject’s face or head.
Dario Puggioni’s works are emotive, strong and obscure; I’m sure you’ll love them. Check some examples here and look for more of his art here.
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Images © Dario Puggioni