Valerio de Cristofaro
Born in Rome in 1978, Valerio De Cristofaro started painting at a very young age. From the primary school, people started to notice Valerio's great artistic talent. He was used to easily create beautiful drawings using pencil, chalk and ink. During the high school, he became fond of contemporary art and studied the masters of the post-war period with great interest. He started to attend the ateliers of the most important Roman painters of the time from which he learned all the secrets of traditional painting techniques. His interest, however, was placed above all on the artistic movement of Pop Art. He spent a lot of time experimenting with new techniques that had to be very incisive and easy to understand by everyone.
He began working at the age of 20 developing experience in the fields of publishing and television, refining his ability, obsessively continuing the exercise of drawing and painting. The enormous passion for the world of cinema, cartoons, comics and video games mixes with an introspective sensitivity generating a visionary and nonconformist imagination that today is the prerogative of his art. Master in the use of color draws from his inner figurative world, generating works of high visual impact that inspire strong and vibrant emotions in the observers.His works, ranging in technique and subjects, cover a wide range of scenarios, passing fluently from pop art to fake author, from informal to the most classic illustration. Magnificent is his latest collection of icons and celebrities portraits reworked with a brand-new and contemporary style.