Italian artist Nunzio Paci creates amazing paintings using pencil and oil. Mixing nature elements with human anatomies Nunzio Paci explores the infinite possibilities of life, in search of a balance between reality and imagination.

Hi Nunzio. Tell us a bit more about your background. How did you become a painter?
I began painting as a “graffiti writer” in the early ‘90s with a group of friends in the streets of Bologna. Over the years, my needs changed and, consequentely, also my vision of art changed. Before it was enough to be a painter, then I wanted to be an artist.

Who did inspire you in the early days of your artistic career?
I have never met an artist and man whose works or achievements have inspired me. I believe that inspiration is the result of deep reflections on what you are afraid of and what you are trying to tame and dominate through inside you.

“MY WHOLE WORK DEALS WITH THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MAN AND NATURE, IN PARTICULAR WITH ANIMALS AND PLANTS. THE FOCUS OF MY OBSERVATION IS BODY WITH ITS MUTATIONS. MY INTENTION IS TO EXPLORE THE INFINITE POSSIBILITIES OF LIFE, IN SEARCH OF A BALANCE BETWEEN REALITY AND IMAGINATION.”

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How would you describe your artistic imagination?
It is quite difficult to define something you live in “first person”… Anyway, I think it is and will be always free from any rules and constantly changing.
In many of your paintings is always present a symbiotic relationship between nature elements
and human anatomies .

What do you mean to show through your works ?
I have always been attracted by the changes that time, continuously and indisputably, imposes on things. I think that he key to understanding my work can be found there… I myself am looking for the meaning of my work and I hope, one day, to find it.

Where do you look at for new inspirations?
I don’t know, I don’t put myself questions or limits, simply I will keep doing what I have always done in the most natural way.

You have recently shown five, never exhibited before, paintings at Art Stage Singapore. What kind of feedback did you get from this experience?
Thanks to this kind of experiences it is possible to understand how the international art scene is going global. Today the art world is free from geographical and cultural barriers and artists from every corner of the globe have the courage to experiment and express themselves through their own languages.

What are you working on right now? Any future projects?
I’ve recently been awarded a stay at NKD – Nordic Artists’ Centre in Dale, Western Norway, an Artist-in-Residence Programme funded by Norwegian Ministry of Culture. The residency will take place next summer, whereas, my new solo project will be introduced in Rome next autumn.

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MORE ABOUT NUNZIO PACI:
www.nunziopaci.it

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