Emanuele Pavarotti's oil on panels are a modern reinterpretation of the Greek myths. Dreamlike scenes inhabited by nymphs, gods and heroes show aspects of the human condition that were already present thousands of years ago in the birthplace of western culture.
His subjects are often women: heroines and whimsical creatures that add a feminist light to the myth.
Surreal tones and palettes conjure up an imaginative universe where the viewer can wonder between past and present.
Pavarotti's interest in painting traces back to college: he studied at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan where he was mentored by Mino Ceretti, one of the founders of the Milanese movement Existential Realism.
Pavarotti is also recognized for his achievements in the animation industry – he's currently working for the Academy Award winning Blue Sky Studios.
Italian, b. 1979, Milan, Italy, based in New York.