Nicola Samori

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Samori's works often refer to Italian 17th century painting. His still lifes, portraits and landscapes develop through enormous technical skills over a long span of time and through numerous layers of paint on copper, wood or canvas. But Samori withholds the „finished" painting from us and purposely destroys the image surface and attacks it with palette-knifes, diluent or his bare hands. Physicalness and the body are most important for Samori's paintings. By focusing on the materiality and artificiality of the image, Samori negates classical represenation and questions painting itself.

Nicola Samori was born in Forli, Italy, in 1977 and studied at the Accademia d'Arte in Bologna. Samorì exhibited in numerous international institutions and museums, including solo exhibitions at Kunsthalle Tübingen in 2012 and Trafo Kunsthalle in Stettin, Poland in 2015. Samorì was part of the Italian Pavillon at the 54. and 56. Biennale di Venecia.

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