Roberto Ferri, is a modern, baroque-inspired painter whose artistry gives body and form to dreams, or some may say, to nightmares that nearly everyone experiences. Ferri’s signature works are intriguing representations of men and women that either symbolize purity or imperviousness to disgrace, as they appear in sinuous forms and intriguing poses that seemingly depict the spirit and flesh of angels or demons.
Roberto Ferri’s Background as a Contemporary Baroque-Style Painter
Born in 1978 in Taranto, Italy, Ferri studied and learned about painting at the Liceo Artistico Lisippo Taranto, a local art school from where he graduated in 1996. Determined to learn more about ancient painting, particularly of the 16th century, he moved to Rome in 1999 to quench his unbending quest for knowledge by enrolling in the Academy of Fine Arts.
While studying at the academy, he was greatly inspired by Caravaggio and other painters of Academism, Romanticism and Symbolism of the Baroque period. In 2006, the Taranto-grown artist, graduated with honors from Rome’s Academy of Fine Arts, and by the age of thirty, was able to establish himself not only locally but also internationally.
Roberto Ferri’s collection of important works, captioned as “Beyond the Senses” went into exhibit not only in Italy but also in France (Paris and Provence), in America (Boston, New York, Texas, and Miami), in Spain (Barcelona and Madrid) in Dublin, Qatar, and Malta. In 2011, Ferri’s “Beyond the Senses” was featured at the controversial Palazzo Cini during the 2011 Venice Biennale.