Provino Salvatore

Provino Salvatore

Caro Bacon 2012 huile sur toile 100 x 100 cm



Salvatore Provino was born in Bagheria (Palermo) on June 4, 1943, he settled, very young, in Rome where he frequented the studio of the Sicilian painter Renato Guttuso.

His painting evokes the places of his childhood, the faces of the peasants dug by the wrinkles of time and by the hard plowing of the earth, the Sicilian countryside with the colors of the drama. This human tragedy, which refers to ancient Greek culture, profoundly influenced his artistic beginnings. At the end of the 1960s, he favored subjects which reflected the difficult existential conditions of an entire social class vis-à-vis the effects of the industrialization process and the exploitation of man. In 1974, the painter joins Lobacevski’s theory of non-Euclidean geometry, the structures seem to be in levitation, the forms become dynamic, in a research where mathematics is ever closer to art. After a trip to Peru, Provino inaugurates the period of his full maturity, his painting made of matter and color becomes the instrument of a dialectic between geometries and philosophy, between the visible and the invisible. Through the obsessive way of the pictorial execution and the gesture of the sign he finds his way to express a new physical space on the canvas. In 1989 Provino obtained for “chiara fama” the chair of painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Palermo and then at the University of Naples. From the 1990s, personal national and international exhibitions followed one another: Palazzo Diamanti in Ferrara, Palais des Expositions in Rome, Castel de l’Ovo in Naples, Los Angeles, Boston. In 2002, Salvatore Provino was the first Western artist to exhibit at the National Museum of Chinese History in Beijing, Shenzhen, Shenyang, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Changshu. For ten years he held international exhibitions in Greece, the United States, Bulgaria, Argentina, then in 2012 he returned to his native country, Sicily to exhibit in Palermo.



Abramo, olio su tela 100x145 cm


Bianco su grigio, olio su tela 130x200 cm


Fusione aurea, olio su tela 152x150 cm


Geometria della materia, olio su tela 120x200 cm


Grido di pietra, olio su tela 200x150 cm


In principio 2013 olio su tela 80x80 cm


Musicalita del corpo, olio su tela 70x130 cm


Ombre sullo zolfo, olio su tela 100x100 cm


Sindone della pittor, olio su tela 97,5x200 cm


Un dolore 2011 olio su tela 100x150 cm


Verticalita del corpo, olio su tela 50x125 cm

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