London LUX Magazine July 2017

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orn in Corato (Italy), Domenico Mazzilli started his career as an artist graduating at Academy of Art in Florence (Italy) with a first class Honors degree in sculpture. Domenico went on teaching sculpture at “Liceo Artistico G. De Nittis” (Bari) in Italy, while working as a freelance artist. Domenico is an eclectic and complete artist. His work ranges from sculpture and painting, and uses several material and textures; in his hands any material is a potential tool to mould and shape into a work of art. Inspired by Picasso, Matisse and Chagall, his paintings present a variety of styles: from religious representations to semirealistic and more abstract and experimental pieces. Using an artistic language that transcends national and cultural boundaries, his work is a passionate and dramatic depiction of universal human conflicts: the relationship between men and women, sons/daughters and parents etc. Now, retired from teaching, based in the rural and charming Puglia, he continues developing his own artistic voice and taking part in national and international events. Recent achievements include: Winner of National Competition ‘Natiolum 2017’ (Category Sculpture) and artistic recognition for his participation to the Jubilee Year 2016 (Holy Year of Mercy).

By Jack Little