Angelo Mariano - Horror Art


"Back in the 80's, my tiny home town in Apulia (South Italy) had only one rundown movie theatre; during the weekdays they had porn and on the weekend often some horror flicks. Since I was only 10 years old I had no choice but to pick horror. One Sunday, in the deserted place I saw Evil Dead of Raimi (La casa for us) and I almost crapped in my pants. Then I went back and saw The Mountain of the Cannibal God... That time I watched all three shows to get at the last scene with a naked Ursula Andress among funny cannibals; I got home after midnight, got punished by my dad, but... I was hooked!"

The artist has been drawing since his childhood and, after receiving a degree with honors in Philosophy at the University of Bologna, he moved to New York in 2000 to pursue a professional career as a visual artist and as a teacher.


"Painting gives me the possibility to suggest without defining; it is a game that involves the author and the viewer with a freedom that goes beyond the rigidity of words".


Angelo has been studying painting and etching from 2001 to 2005 at The Art Students League of New York and in 2003 he won a grant for a Summer painting course at the Marchutz School in Aix en Provence, France.


His works are in private collections in USA, Canada, Europe and Japan.



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