Antonino Puliafico developed his artistic style from an early age. He was always fascinated by landscapes and rural realities, and thus was often inspired by the splendid landscapes of his city of Verona, Italy. The atmosphere and colors of the vast hills and countryside make their way into Puliafico’s paintings where he recreates them with more personalized shades.
Puliafico believes artistic energy comes from the stomach, where it is visceral and not controlled. This energy, when transferred to the canvases, does not produce a photographic or realistic portrayal of what Antonino sees, but rather supplies the viewer with an intentional breakdown of colors and primary components. The purity of applied pigments in full-bodied strokes creates a chromatic chaos indicative of the Fauvist and Impressionist movements.
At a very young age, I became enamoured with the process of creating colorful dancers with colored chalk on a blackboard, then turning the blackboard like a compass. The end result were hourglass figures that seemed to dance through the air.
I intend my paintings to be consumed quickly, but to leave a prolonged visual aftertaste that amalgamates and changes every time the work is observed. The purity of the applied pigments invites the observer to see the colors dance across the canvas and convey emotion, and ultimately leave them wanting more.
My timbral paintings are inspired by Fauvism and Impressionism. I apply oil and acrylic paints with spatulas and brushes to create my canvases. The artistic energy comes from the stomach, it is visceral and uncontrolled. The pieces dictate to me when they are finished, not the other way around. I believe that we should do that which satisfies us, and work, work, work until the result is our level