(Image: Walter Bortolossi, The end of the fever, 2010, Oil on canvas, 120 x 200 cm; © Walter Bortolossi)
Walter Bortolossi (b. 1961, Basel, Switzerland)
My work alludes to the difficulty of attributing a specific identity to our towns and cities post –globalization, identity being transcended by the effects of de-localized global communications and trends unleashed by the global economy.
My paintings frequently take up the city theme, which is represented by distorted and fragmented cityscapes, where numerous figures struggle against each other in a battle for prominence.
The concept of a communal space seems to be contradicted by the impossibility of identifying the places where the scenes are set, which feature phenomena and characters from distinctly diverse origins. Even the closed spaces of the rooms in the interior scenes are barely distinguishable from the exterior backgrounds depicted beyond the windows.
Education: Diploma from Accademia di Belle Arti, Venice, Italy.
Walter Bortolossi was chosen as a Winner in Round #3 of the 2012 Showcase Series.
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