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Valerio Berruti - Udaka - Fango in Zulu

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Valerio Berruti is undeniably emerging as one of the most intriguing figures in the contemporary Italian art scene. Recently, I had the distinct pleasure of delving into one of his captivating creations, the video animation titled "Udaka - Fango in Zulu." This particular work is a striking example of Berruti's innovative approach to art, which masterfully blends traditional techniques with modern expressions. The animation is comprised of 350 individual drawings, each rendered on paper using earth sourced directly from the Nirox Foundation in Johannesburg, South Africa. This choice of material is not just an artistic decision but a profound statement on the global nature of art and its foundational ties to the earth, irrespective of geographical boundaries. The protagonist of "Udaka - Fango in Zulu" is a little girl, a recurring character in Berruti’s works, notably appearing in "Over

Valerio Berruti: A Modern Master of Neo-Expressionism and Figurative Painting

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Born in 1977 in Alba, Piedmont, Valerio Berruti has emerged as a distinctive voice in contemporary art, merging the sensibilities of Neo-Expressionism with the timeless techniques of fresco. His work uniquely navigates the realms of historical depth and modern innovation, making him a pivotal figure in both Italian and international art scenes. Educational and Artistic Foundations Valerio Berruti's journey in art began with his studies in Art Criticism at DAMS in Turin, followed by his choice to live and work in Verduno, a small village rich in cultural heritage. His studio, set in a deconsecrated 17th-century church that he meticulously restored, serves as a symbolic foundation for his work, which blends sacred historical art forms with contemporary themes. Artistic Style and Influences Berruti's approach is heavily influenced by the principles of Neo-Expressionism and figurative painting. His artwork is characterized by a distinct, minimalistic approach to the human figure, e