(Image: Beddru, LE BAR DES AMOURS, March 2014, Mixed media, 100 x 100 x 5 centimeters; © Beddru)
Beddru (b. 1971, Agrigento)
Giuseppe Bellia alias Beddru is an Italian self-taught artist originally from Sicily. Art is for Beddru a journey of self-discovery. His work is strongly influenced by traditional Greek art, brought to life through rich Mediterranean textures. Why do we believe Beddru is an artist to watch? Well, while from a technical point of view, Beddru distinguishes himself by applying a limited palette of very vibrant colors and enjoys experimenting art on innovative materials such as plexiglass, from a conceptual perspective, the artist seduces us with his figurative talent in the peculiar investigation of human beings' interaction in a large scale of possibilities. Beddru believes that Art always returns, one way or another, to nature, whether it is figurative, like in his case, or abstract. Beddru creates art to communicate ideas around men and society. In this sense, his work investigates some eye-catching societal phenomena without underestimating the importance for the human being to detach from reality, leave all responsibilities of everyday’s life behind and enter the secret garden of dreams to enjoy the irrational. His artistic creative-process involves delving into positive journeys from the past, and understanding how they project onto his present in the moment he makes his brushes dance on the canvas. To get inspired, besides the frequent travels, targeting museums and exhibitions around the world, the artist like walking randomly in the cities he visits to invisibly observe people in their daily activities. He, then, translates his careful sketched observations into a variety of subjects through a very gifted and personal technique. Beddru currently lives and paints in his studio in Brussels - exhibiting on a regular basis. His artworks are part of international private collections.
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