Luca Pignatelli
Luca Pignatelli (b. 1962) is an Italian artist born in Milan, where he lives and works.

Pignatelli's father was also an artist; a sculptor and painter. This artistic upbringing inspired him, leading him to study architecture courses in the 1980s, after which the artistic path is chosen and he has his debit exhibition in Milan at the Centro San Fedele in 1984.

Pignatelli's choice to use dark and bleak colours on landscapes as well as other subjects is a theme that emphasizes heavy symbolism, and the Greek and Roman icons he depicts are melded into archaic yet imaginative scenarios, evoking both mystery and subtlety.

Pignatelli has had many exhibitions worldwide, including important solo shows: (2009) Luca Pignatelli – Atlantis, at Musée d’Art Modern et d’Art Contemporain, Nice, France; (2007) at MANN, Naples, Italy; (2006) Luca Pignatelli – Recent Works , White Box, New York, U.S.A.

He also took part in several group shows: (2011) 150Italia , Ex Marmi, Pietrasanta, Italy; (2010) Icona Magnifica , MAXXI, Rome, Italy; (2010) Padiglione Italia, Collaudi , 53th Venice Biennial, curated by Luca Beatrice, Italy; (2007) Opere scelte , MACRO, Rome, Italy; Arte Italiana 1968 – 2007 Pittura , at Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy.