Gianfranco Asveri was born in 1948 in Fiorenzuola d'Arda, in the province of Piacenza. He started painting in 1969. He lives and works on the hills of Gasperini surrounded by his beloved dogs. He exhibits in museums in Italy and abroad. His instinctive way of painting originates from the observation of reality: "I paint what I see when I open the window of my house". He has neither attended art academies nor studied art in other ways, but after a difficult childhood and adolescence he began painting in 1969, finding a reason for living in art. After an initial period in which he expressed himself with a traditional figurative language, since the eighties his painting has acquired a more instinctive and personal gesture, rich in colour and material, close to the expressionism of Art Brut.
Asveri approaches the surface with a powerful and primitive gesture, which he nevertheless combines with other, less perceptible expressive matrixes, like the memory of artistic images. Profound and vital, Asveri’s painting is inspired by an observation of reality: the animals the artist gathers and takes care of, lives with and loves more than anything else, to whom he dedicates his drawings, paintings and poems. The economic newspaper “Il Sole 24 Ore” recently listed him among the ten most important artists of the Italian market. Several critics have written about him, including Luca Beatrice, Paolo Blendiger, Luciano Caprile, Maurizio Corgnati, Elda Fezzi, Flaminio Gualdoni, Elisabetta Longari, Lorenzo Kame|, Nicoletta Pallini, Elena Pontiggia, Giovanni Quaglino, Mauro Rosci, Giovanni Seveso, the poet Ferdinando Cogni, Ivana D’Agostino and Claudio Vela.
This original artwork was one of the few limited editions Asveri had submitted and exhibited at the Royal Academy Of Arts in London in 1997, suggesting this is one of his early works brought to England for exhibition at the presitigious Royal Academy. Measures 13 " H x 11.5" with frame, the painted artwork measures 5" H x 4"W. In good condition. Signed in lower right corner of the painting and inscribed note on reverse indicating label for the Royal Academy Of Arts exhibition.
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