Robert Bosisio was born in Trodena, Northern Italy in 1963, and after graduating the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, he lived in Berlin, New York, London and pursued his art. Currently he works out of his atelier in his hometown of Trodena.
He is known for his “Interior” series, in which he expresses indoor spaces in various colors and composition, and for portraiture. His work also includes paintings that pay homage to historical masterpieces and contemporary artists. He explores his motifs by painting them repeatedly with different perspectives and scales.
From within vague outlines and pale tones the motifs emerge – this effect, unique to Bosisio, is a complex strata of different textures created by layering various materials, such as oil, tempera, ash, sand, wax and plaster. Sometimes taking years to complete a piece, Bosisio pursues the meaning of “seeing” through depth in representation, which changes as the viewing distance changes, and as light and shadow move on the surface. There is a negotiation between the nature of figurative motifs, such as landscapes and portraits, and Bosisio’s abstraction in itself, subliming his work into a unique territory.
In his career, Bosisio has held solo exhibitions in the National Museum of Art, Cluj-Napoca, (Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2021), Galerie Fravi (Domat/Ems, Switzerland, 2020), Gallery Martin Mertens (Berlin, Germany, 2019), Galerie Doris Ghetta (Ortisei, Italy, 2018) and also Austria, Belgium, and the US. He has won many awards including La Fenice award (Italy), and was selected as a finalist in the BP Portrait Award (UK) in 2021. His work has acquired high praise worldwide.