Nicola Samorì is an artist steeped in the tradition of 17th century Italian painting and sculpture, but with a determinedly contemporary stance. His allusions to the inspiration of Old Masters reveals how Samorì shares with them an idea of creating something new out of what already exists by means of artistic transformation. Works such as his figurative busts and sculptures made from wax push the tradition almost as far as possible from the idealized vision of Ancient Greece and the Renaissance to become deconstructed representations of classical sculpture.

 

Nicola Samorì was born in 1977 in Forli, Italy, and lives and works in Bagnacavallo.

His works have been showcased across Europe and Asia including Kunsthalle Tubingen, Germany; Santa Maria delle Croci, Ravenna; the MART Museum, Rovereto, Italy; YU-HSIU Museum of Art, Taiwan; Centre for Contemporary Art in Szczecin, Poland. He was featured in the Italian Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale. Samorì was awarded the 9th Cairo Prize at Palazzo della Permanente in Milano (2008), the Michetti Prize(2006) and Giorgio Morandi Engraving prize(2002).