Roberto Ferri


Strongly influenced by Baroque painting, Roberto Ferri (born in 1978) is considered today the Caravaggio of our days. Deepening his research in the painting of Romanticism, Academicism and Symbolism, he proposes a work with a crude, provocative speech, charged with a dramatic eroticism that captures any spectator. A modern painter who lives in harmony with the ancient artistic techniques of the great masters of art history, that go from the beginning of the 16th century to the end of the 19th century.

Ferri reflects in his paintings a contrast between the ancient and the modern, between academicism and the transgressor. His heroic and triumphant characters walk between light and shadow painted with a meticulous technique with which he dramatically portrays the anatomy of the human body. Ferri explores the nude with dreamlike elements that address dreams, the profane, spirituality, and mythology.

In short, Ferri updates the baroque with its heritage in an exhibition that will captivate the viewer with scenes of haunting passion, beauty and sensitivity.

Roberto Ferri (born 1978) is an artist and painter from Taranto, Italy, deeply inspired by Baroque painters (Caravaggio, in particular) and other great masters of Romanticism, the Academy, and Symbolism.

In 1996, he graduated from the Liceo Artistico Lisippo Taranto, a local art school in his hometown. He began studying painting on his own and moved to Rome in 1999, to deepen his research on ancient painting, beginning in the late 16th century in particular. In 2006, he graduated with honors at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. His career took on greater notoriety for having been in charge of portraying Pope Francis. There were two works commissioned from the Italian artist, which occupy privileged places in the Vatican.

His work is represented in important private collections in Rome, Milan, London, Paris, New York, Madrid, Barcelona, Miami, San Antonio (Texas), Qatar, Dublin, Boston, Malta, and Menerbes Castle in Provence. His work was presented at the controversial Italian pavilion of the Venice Biennale 2011, and he has exhibited at the Palazzo Cini, in Venice, at the Kitsch Biennial 2010.