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Santorini

An original piece from the series “Houses on the water”, oil on thick paper, 50 x 37 cm, 2016.

In this series of paintings I try to blend together the architectural and monumental elements of a place or a city. It 'a bit like recalling to the memory a journey made in the past: it will produce many confused and overlapping images. The title of the series wants to reclaim the idea of a fluid memory, moved like water, and confused like a mirage.

Federico Cortese

I was born in 1971 in Turin, Italy, where I live and work as an artist. Since I can remember I have always drawn. My preferred techniques are classic oil on canvas paintings, and pencil drawings. I’m like a mouse in its box. A little mouse safe in its shelter, that passes his time gnawing the food stored for the winter. But my food are the drawings. I work within my home. My studio is a room of the house ...

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