Emanuele Pavarotti studied at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan with a major in painting. He graduated with honors in 2004.
During his staying at Brera he was mentored by Mino Ceretti, one of the founders of Realismo Esistenziale (existential realism), a Milanese movement that started in the mid fifties.
He had his first exhibition in Milan in 2002 at Palazzo della Permanente. Other exhibitions include Spazio San Fedele, Centro Culturale Bertolt Brecht (2002), Ippodromo del Galoppo (2003), Spazio Tetis - Arsenale di Venezia (2005), Museum Arterra - Vienna (2005).
From 2004 Emanuele focused his career on character animation: since then he has worked on 15 animated and live action feature films, including Harry Potter, Ice Age, and Rio.
In 2007 he moved to London, England, to work for the Moving Picture Company and Double Negative: two of the largest visual effects studios for film in the world.
In 2011 he came to New York City to work for Blue Sky Studios: the biggest and most important animation studio in the East Coast.
With his animation career successfully launched and thriving, Emanuele started painting again around 2013 with renovated interest and prolific production.
New York has a strong influence on his work, starting from the street dancers, the bboys and bgirls and the hip hop culture. Emanuele’s watercolors display a strong emphasis on the movement and gestures, revealing an influence from his animation experience.
The paintings are essential, expressing an effort in using less strokes to tell more. Quoting Wittgenstein, “I wanted to write that my work consists of two parts: of the one which is here, and of everything which I have not written. And precisely this second part is the important one.”