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Name: Lopedote, Livio
Website: Visit
College: self-taught Mogliano veneto
Country: Italy
Category: Abstract
About the Artist:
  Born in Trieste on Aug. 24th, 1951, during the times when Italy was under the Allied Liberation Government. It was a free town, like the spirit of the artist, whose imagination and especially dreams never did leave him. However, Venice is definitely his fatherland, since it is on those islands where he consolidated his culture and profession, a golden atmosphere where he as an artist found new colors, and where he now lives and works.
Especially since his family was rather poor, he had little choice but to take on a career in administration, in spite of his artistic nature and creative aspirations. Nevertheless, in 1974, after finishing his military service, he was commissioned to create an oil painting of the infantry emblem (measuring 3 by 2 m), which still proudly stands before the Matter barracks of Mestre. Now, it was his strong will, which in certain situations looks more like hard headedness, that allowed him to reach a rather handsome social and economic level, involved with important companies for which he carries out the profession of financial and administrative manager. Strangely enough, he was able to successfully apply his creativity in a very specific sector that just happens to be full of rules. After having received a degree in analyst accounting in Venice, he enrolled in the renowned Ca' Foscari University of Business Management, where he graduated with a specialization in micro-economical problem solving.
His everyday professional commitments, along with the need to update his professional knowledge, seem to usurp most of his time, leaving little room for his real passion, which is painting. However, during the weekends and especially during holiday travels, he does get a chance to create on canvas.
That is why, after having developed his oil painting mostly during the period between 1970 and 1989, for purposes of practicality, he went to watercolors and colored pencil on paper. Of course they are easier to carry around, making it easier to get the job done. Regardless, he always has his notebooks, pads and all kinds of paper instruments, allowing him to bring out his impressions of landscapes, and transfer delicate colors and depth of field. Whenever possible he visits museums and art exhibits, whereby he prefers modern art to classical expression. Only rarely has he personally presented his works to the public, since all his shows were collective endeavors: including the 1974 Galleria San Marco of Mestre, the 2004 Marghera Award, the 2005 Quotamare Competition on the Lido of Venice, and finally the 2005 "A Le Colonete" in Venice.
He has developed his artistic means strictly on his own, as he attempts to understand the particular technique that others use in their works, to then apply such techniques to his own paintings. Since the beginning of 2005 he has been breaking away from all the others, to develop his own very unique approach to expression in painting. Here the path is pleasurable but also difficult, since he is aware of the need to break away from his previous technical knowledge, and start playing with colors, something which has always fascinated him, to then arrive at the essence of things, or, to enter into things. He is not a show off when he intends to present a great deal, hoping only for his soul to open up freely, without cultural ties and preestablished concepts of art. In this manner his imagination can consolidate in a new and original type of pictorial expression. He obtains his inspiration from american Action Painting (Pollok, De Kooning) and italian informal art (Afro, Vedova, Santomaso and Dova)

About : 80 x 90, acrilyc, 2009

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About : 53 x 74, acrilyc, 2009
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