Painting works

As a proponent of an instinctive style of painting that draws much force from an emotional basis, Gianfranco Asveri brutalizes the surface area of his paintings with aggressive and primitive strokes –such power, however, coexists with other less perceptible forms of expression. Driven by a deep pneuma, Asveri’s art arises out of the observation of reality; the animals that the artist saves and looks after, that he lives with and cherishes more than anything else, are the same animals that are depicted in his works and sung of in his poems. Welcome to the magical world of Asveri.


Born in Fiorenzuola d’Arda in 1948, Asveri now lives and works in Gasperini in the hills surrounding Piacenza. He has no formal artistic education. Although he had never studied at an art school, in 1969 he started painting and thus discovered his life’s purpose. After an initial phase where he would express himself following a traditional figurative style, in the 1980’s his way of painting became rather instinctive and more personal, characterized by opulence of colour and texture and much resembling Art Brut expressionism. The Italian newspaper Sole24Ore recently listed him as one of the top artists present on the Italian art market. Numerous art critics have written about him: Luca Beatrice, Paolo Blendinger, Beatrice Buscaroli, Luciano Caprile, Martina Corgnati, Maurizio Corgnati, Elda Fezzi, Stefano Fugazza, Flaminio Gualdoni, Elisabetta Longari, Lorenzo Kamel, Domenico Montalto, Nicoletta Pallini, Elena Pontiggia, Giovanni Quaglino, Alessandro Riva, Marco Rosci, Maurizio Sciaccaluga, Giorgio Seveso, Claudio Vela, and Ferdinando Cogni, poet.


Catalogo generale

General catalogue of Gianfranco Asveri.

Languages: Italian, English
Curated by Gianfranco Asveri and Paolo Bertuzzi.
Number of pages: 155 Size: cm 29 x 31 Price: 40.00 + € 10,00 shipping.