Contemporary Artists

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Anonymous Art - Elena Bertoni & Simone Romano

Anonymous Art - Vespa Vulgaris Anonymous Art - Vespa Vulgaris Elena Bertoni and Simone Romano, both from Livorno, have been working together under the pseudonym Anonymous Art since 2000. Their research concerns the stylistic elements of esoteric and folkloristic architecture, and the distortions of legends and popular tales.

The background plays a fundamental role, with its intrusive neutrality helping to concentrate on the Symbol. Artworks by Anonymous Art push the observer to the remote depths of man's deepest-rooted philosophical dilemma. The main roles are given to two opposite characters, a clear allusion to the duplicity of the soul and the contrast between Good and Evil.

Antonio Vinciguerra

Antonio Vinciguerra Antonio Vinciguerra Painter and sculptor Antonio Vinciguerra was born in Livorno in 1937 and showed his talent for drawing from a very young age. Although he did not attend art school, he continued to nurture his

Daniele Caluri, cartoonist

Don Zauker, Emiliano Pagani and Daniele Caluri's satirical comic strip Don Zauker, Emiliano Pagani and Daniele Caluri's satirical comic strip Daniele Caluri is a Livornese cartoonist (b. Livorno 1971) who started working with the satirical publication Il Vernacoliere at the age of 14.

He went on to create comic strips such as Fava di Lesso (1993), Nedo (1996) and Luana la Bebisitter (1998) before joining forces with Emiliano Pagani to create the popular Don Zauker comic strip series which appeared regularly in Il Vernacoliere until 2011. 

Fabio Mattolini

Fabio Mattolini, Blu 7, acrylic on wood Fabio Mattolini, Blu 7, acrylic on wood Fabio Mattolini was born in Livorno in 1966 and began painting and drawing at the age of 10 when he followed a course held by Gio’ di Batte, a local artist known for his still life painting. He continued to study under Di Batte until enrolling at the Libera Accademia Trossi-Uberti in Livorno in 1988. He later obtained diplomas in Creative Art at the Istituto d’Arte of Lucca and in Painting at the Florence Academy of Fine Arts in 1992 under Gianfranco Notargiacomo (painter and important exponent of the Italian Informale movement.

Federico Bocci

Federico Bocci, 24 Carati Federico Bocci, 24 Carati Federico Bocci was born in 1974 in Livorno where he currently lives.
In the 1980s he was a regular visitor of the world's antiques markets following his family looking for art&design pieces, in the 90s - while studying - he started his career as art trader.
This unique school of life proved to be the best way to get to know people and market dynamics. At the dawn of the new millennium the family business started to focus on contemporary interior decor, so he visited the most important trade fairs to select arts&crafts to be presented along with their antiques, anticipating  the concept store trend.

Francesco Baronti

Pop Zero, by Francesco Baronti Pop Zero, by Francesco Baronti Francesco Baronti was born in Livorno in 1973 from Italian-Puertorican parents,  but spent several years of his early childhood in Somaliland, Africa, a period which greatly influence