— ROMANIA —
LUIGI P. was born between the Moldova river and a vast forest. He started drawing when he managed to discover a pencil. His first exhibition was in 1984, in the headquarters of a local newspaper agency, which had an exhibition hall. Then he quit his medical studies for the Academy of Fine Arts, Decorative Art and Design.
He read a lot, he tried not to owe anything to anyone, to be himself. Understanding himself was even a difficult task on its own and a personal challenge...surely worth the results. He did internships in Italy, France and Germany. His first professional exhibitions took place at the French Cultural Centre in Last, Romania.
Then the 49 personal exhibitions of his Art followed in big international Cities in Italy, the Republic of Moldova, France, Germany, Belgium. By now his Artwork - graphics (ink on Japanese handmade paper from rice, can be found in State and private Collections in over 56 countries.
Over the years, his Unique techniques have moved from pencil to Bruynzell pencils, Indian ink, black ink, Rembrandt inks, and last but not least the Engraving. His Engraving has always been alive but in a smaller range. The techniques used are aqua forte, aqua target, cold needle, offset.
"For me, Art is the only path along which you do not seek what you will never be. Art is the courage to be vulnerable. Most of the time, value judgments outside the art are materialistic and also volatile. Beyond its apparent materiality, art is among the very few ways to achieve an essential breach in the raw uniformity of existence. A cultural epoch is not defined by the content of the ideas it conveys, but by the interpretive filter, it proposes. My goal, as an artist, is to be that filter for you."