Elio Stefano PASTORE was born in Turin (Italy), where he lives and works. He has got a degree in Law, and works in the communication field for a big public company acquiring a twenty-year experience in that sector. He started using PC in 1998 for creative necessities relating to his job, discovering little by little its fascinating power and making it a trustful and indispensable tool.
Fond of photography, travels and mountains, he has often put together these interests, getting numerous awards in photography contests and publishing his picture stories on different magazines.
His artistic life - started in 1992 - has found in the digital art his ideal medium of expression; infact the digital art allows him to draw inspiration from the objectivity but to filter it through his personal life, so transforming it in an ideal and essential reality, spread through an emotionally intimate atmosphere. From this synergy between a personal sensibility and a technical mastery, were born pictorial imagines devoid of modern references and contaminations, creating a world with no time suspended between magic realism and poetry.
Starting from the year 2000, from the original production, he has led in a parallel way, a personal research on forms and colours, freeing himself from the pre-set bonds, exploring the creative and artistic possibilities of the digital drawing. This experience, still going on, has its start from the generation of fractals, then elaborated and expressed in a pictorial form.
In the last period he has experimented both a return to figuration, no more originated from a previous automatic release of a camera, but directly created as a virtual reality with the computer, and a contamination of different genres and particularly between the fractal art and the figurative art.
From 1994 he shows his works in over 60 personal and collective exhibitions.
He have been invited by the City of Turin to held a workshop on the digital art, during the display "WEB DAYS 2003".
One of his works of Art has been chosen by the Treccani Encyclopedia Institute to show the item "Computer Art" on the "Encyclopedia for Children".
Numerous of his works has been published on cover of books, magazines and posters.
Elio Pastore is a member of Promotrice delle Belle arti in Turin.
Museum and public collections, galleries:
Town Modern Art Gallery "A. Bonzagni", Cento, Italy
The Research Archives of grafisk vaerksted, Naestved (Denmark)
Château des Réaux, Chouzé sur Loire (Francia)
Americas Biennial Archive, University of Jowa (USA)
Centro Culturale ZeroUno Art Gallery, Barletta, Italy
Vivi Arte Viva Art Gallery, Turin, Italy
Curcio Art Gallery, Borgaro Torinese, Italy
Bis Art Gallery, Buttigliera Alta, Italy
Cenacolo Casorati Art Gallery, Turin, Italy
Saint James Old Church, Biella, Italy
Parish Cathedral Church of Turin, Italy...