Mario Balsamo

Malaysia, Malaysia

Biography

Mario Balsamo, born October 25th 1967 in Milan (Italy), is a self-taught painter and attempted graphic designer who is currently based in Malaysia.

"I decided to change road and art has become my authentic passion, learning day after day. Since 1997 intensely works as artist in professional way.

I'm a figurative artist depicting scenes that just like in a theater, make our most secluded thoughts emerge without any fears, and with the simplicity of the deepest truths.

My painting are flashes, fragments of life in unstable balance between the methodical realism of the execution and the ability to maintain the fantastic side; brought to life through atmospheres and nuances camouflaged within surroundings that allow the spectator to analyze the work. They often revolve around a principal element - a human figure that dominates the central part of the composition.

I'm not in search for likeness to reality, but rather that small imperfection which makes each of us unique. That is the reason why I never use grids in my drawings and underpaintings.

My work never falls into triviality. My goal is to create paintings that are hidden enigmas and offer innumerable interpretations for the viewer."
Mario Balsamo, born October 25th 1967 in Milan (Italy), is a self-taught painter and attempted graphic designer who is currently based in Malaysia.

"I decided to change road and art has become my authentic passion, learning day after day. Since 1997 intensely works as artist in professional...
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Influences

Caravaggio, Ligabue, Freud, life itself, and many young and not so young contemporary artists.
Caravaggio, Ligabue, Freud, life itself, and many young and not so young contemporary artists.

Mario Balsamo

Malaysia, Malaysia

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