Discovering Renaissance Art Through The Eyes Of Saverio Lucci
So tell us: what brings you to Thailand?
Twenty years ago I was getting ready for a business trip to Asia, specifically to Thailand, to purchase decoration products for interior design projects. After a couple of days, I fell in love with the country and decided to move here in 2012 to provide my children with a different life experience, but mainly because I’m Buddhist.
How did you begin your career?
I started painting at a very young age. I haven't, however, always pursued the dream of being a painter. I first became an industrial designer and in 1981 started my career as an interior designer in Dubai. No matter what though, my career and life have always been based on creativity, whether it's textile, fashion or furniture design.
What is your newest exhibition about?
The human relationship with nature.
In your shows, you mostly portray the great European and Italian traditions. Why did you decide to do so in the 21st Century?
Mainly, for a mystical reason. I believe that spirituality is within us, and I’m always seeking to represent the deepness of human souls. The Renaissance technique gives me the opportunity of expressing psychological emotions in a proper way with a lot of high details.
How do you translate psychological emotions to your paintings?
You have to study different characters and types of personalities when painting a portrait. From body language to small details, I achieve this technique by undergoing a status of meditation, focusing deeply on details.
Who is your favourite Renaissance artist?
Leonardo Da Vinci, I truly believe that “everything is connected” as he says.
Describe your work in four words or less.
Witness of our time.
What’s next in your dreams?
I want to keep communicating and translating my art by addressing people in this contemporary age.
Catch Lucci's "La Pelle – The Skin" at Le Link Gallery until June 17, 2019. The gallery is open daily from noon to 6pm.
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