An outstanding new artist and one to watch in the future.
He has painted commissions for Tom Ford (portrait) and for Auditorium Magazine (April 3013), Articles on photography with Mario Testino and painting by Ireneo of Desmond Chewyn, Editor in Chief/ Creative Director.
He has produced major paintings for the DNKY flagship store windows, in New Bond Street London.
His work is featured in the prestigious The Player International Bookazine: ‘Art Attack’ (Jan 2014).
Ireneo was born in Padua, north Italy. From the age of 18, he spent 3 years in the Italian army as a professional soldier and served as a peacekeeper in the Balkan conflicts (Bosnia and Kosovo).
After the army he gained a diploma in Business Management & Finance in Padua. However, painting was always his preferred choice of career and he moved to London in 2003 and completed a degree in Fine Art (Painting) at Wimbledon School of Art, graduating in 2008.
He lives and works in London.
Exhibited & works
“For the process and ideas behind my work, I enjoy working with new media such as bleach, ink and varnish mixed with oil colour built up in layers.
Usually the paintings are painted using oil colours, which I then I treat with a complete twist of layers of tissues applied on the top of the work, covering completely colours and anything visible on the canvas
A mix media of paint is then applied over which is mixed with water so, the process is uncontrolled the fluids are taking over rapidly. Time and process are the key words for my work, which determine the final image that I am satisfied with.”