Born in Italy, Matteo Venturi began his career in the VFX industry, primarily working in digital organic modelling. He only discovered painting and began to explore the possibilities of this medium after seeing a retrospective exhibition of the work of Francis Bacon in Palazzo Strozzi, Florence in 2013.
Though his work could be considered figurative in nature, the artist refrains from depicting his subjects as individuals with a recognizable identity. He rather uses them as a starting point to explore the possibilities of the abstract. The fact that he does not know his subjects personally, gives the artist a certain freedom and allows him to create something ultimately universal.
‘’I’m only just at the beginning of this process.’’