Leonardo Petrucci

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Born in Grosseto (03/05/1986), he studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome and he built himself in painting with Professor Costantino Baldino. He graduated from university in 2009 with a dissertation in Art History whose title was “Arte dell’Alchimia e Alchimia dell’Arte”, with an evaluation of 110/110 e Lode, and with Giovanna Dalla Chiesa as his supervisor. From January 2012 he works in his atelier at the Pastificio Cerere in the area of San Lorenzo in Rome.

Since five years, my artistic research focused on particular matters which have always fascinated the human beings. In fact, concepts like the sacred Geometry, Alchemy, the Cabala and the Astrology have mystic and symbolic properties.

The most complex, but also the most stimulating aspect is the fact of intertwining with these subjects, other contemporary and scientific disciplines as Biology, Physics, the String theory and the Astronomy. In this way, they give more truthfulness to the global vision.

The technique I mainly use is a mediation between pictorial art and the digital one, so that I can melt the classic Tuscan tradition from which I come with the computer re-elaboration.

In most cases, the result is a fusion of painting and installation art, which includes, when it is possible, every kind of natural materials like stones, glass, paper, metal overlapped to photography, video and printing on plexiglass and acetate.

My approach with the work during its realization is the same of an alchemist with the transmutation of the substance: I always put myself on the line and I search for the impossible by achieving it with the formation of linguistic and mathematic enigmas.