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Duca Savino

Engraver - Sculptor - Painter

Luca Savino, aka "Duca" is Italian, born in 1986, born and raised in Padua but currently resides in Palermo even if he has a nomadic soul. From an early age he shows his interest and indisputable talent especially towards painting. “I was observing my mother painter and my grandfather, who was dedicated to author's forgeries. I liked learning by playing with them ”. As a teenager, he used his passion to paint T-shirts for friends. In addition to painting he dedicates himself to sculpture and since the age of nine, in 2012 he holds his first professional exhibitions. He spent his university years in the hills of the Marche and a year in a cave in Granada in Andalusia, and these experiences made him understand that he wanted to be an artist by profession, and to make painting his first commitment, because for him painting arises from the need to float in his world and search for himself.

Works

Duca Savino, dreamlike and visionary artist and his oil on gold technique.

 
Events
  1. September 2015-Pegalajar Theater, Jaen, Spain: group exhibition

  2. October 2015- Group exhibition with the theme "Fellini and Rimini", Castello Sismondo, Rimini curator ass. "The chain of Zampanò"

  3. 2016 May: Group exhibition, Theater "The well and the pendulum", Naples

  4. 2017 Palazzo Venezia permanent exhibition, Naples

  5. 2018 Liquid Spirit, PERSONAL exhibition, Naples, title "Reality and world of the click"

  6. 2020: he designed labels for the Lame Rosse winery https://www.lamerosse.it/home/etichette/

Projects in progress
  1. Experimental Center of Cinematography - Palermo, creation of clay masks for the short entitled "The Metamorphosis", author Teresa de Benedetti

  2. A project in the theatrical field, involving the formative and performative part, in various Italian cities (www.nomaproject.com).

 
Bio

Luca Savino, aka "Duca" is Italian, born in 1986, born and raised in Padua but currently resides in Palermo even if he has a nomadic soul.
From an early age he shows his interest and indisputable talent especially towards painting. “I was observing my mother painter and my grandfather, who was dedicated to author's fakes. I liked learning by playing with them ”. As a teenager, he used his passion to paint T-shirts for friends.
In addition to painting, he devoted himself to sculpture and already at the age of nine, in 2012 he held his first professional exhibitions.
He spent his university years in the hills of the Marche and a year in a cave in Granada in Andalusia, and these experiences made him understand that he wanted to be an artist by profession, and to make painting his first commitment, because for him painting arises from the need to float in his world and search for himself.
In fact, Luca defines his dream art, because it allows you to dream, abstract and lift yourself up. Which is what he feels when he paints.
In the workshop of his master, Marco Baldacci, he refined the oil on canvas technique and learned engraving on gold leaf, a technique practiced by very few in Italy.

His works are present in galleries and private collections in Italy, Spain, France, England, Germany, the United States, Mexico and Australia.
Between 2015 and 2019 he received and refused all over thirty official awards bestowed on him for the quality of his creative work and an Honoris Causa 2017 degree.
Luca is a talented and multifaceted artist, in fact he is not only a painter, engraver and sculptor but also an actor and writer being involved in theater projects in various Italian cities as well as theater-circus and cabaret shows both in Italy and in Granada. he also graduated in Physics in Italy and in Neuroscience in Spain, but his love for art prevailed over his career as a scientist.
Not to neglect his attention to the environment, among his future projects in fact, there is one of images created to sensitize the viewer on the theme of plastic and pollution in the world.
Other projects that will see him as protagonist: A project for the creation of a collective sculpture, including a local association in Palermo, and the local population. A project in the theatrical field, involving the training and performance part, in various Italian cities: www.nomaproject.com .

An Art and Wine project www.lamerosse.it , an agricultural cooperative that wants to combine art and wine. Duca, paints the labels of a collection for them.
The Duke was introduced to me by mutual friends and from the first time I approached his works I let myself be transported into his dreamlike and fantastic world, for this reason I am truly honored to have him as a guest on "My living room".