Lorenzo Mattone was born in Rome in 1973. Polyhedric artist, he's always been passionate about art and that's why he formed as both an art conservator and an architect, though he never got too far away from painting. His work takes inspiration from his personal experience and some big names of XIX century painting: from Picasso to Capogrossi, from Burri to Calder, without forgetting to mention the fundamental role of his father, an artist himself, a painter and a sculptor.
He worked with the Fiasconaro Company, drawing beautiful illustrations for the 2016 and 2017 Christmas series. The illustrations represent the different working stages of the traditional Fiasconaro panettoni and ingredients with a style that marks all of Lorenzo's work.
The common theme of Altri Viaggi (other journeys) - a series of artworks we had the pleasure to host here in Putia - revolts around immigration and the tragedy of immigrants: men, women and children who escape from human life conditions and undertake a desperate journey and yet full of hope. However, when they arrive on our coasts, they're looked upon with fear and mistrust, as if their journey - the existential one this time - struggles to offer them an occasion of redemption.
All the works of the Altri Viaggi series take inspiration from both Cubism and the style of traditional medieval religious paintings. This last reference is not random, since it recalls a time where themes such as dignity and freedom where particularly important.
On Putia.eu you'll find some of the artworks of Altri Viaggi. You can check them below.