Giuseppe Salvatore Barilaro (Catanzaro, b. 1988) studied at The School of Arts in San Giovanni in Fiore and The Academy of Fine Arts in Catanzaro.
Barilaro's modus operandi prefers the manipulation of "virgin" materials, tracing the evolution of the human condition. Moving beyond the "narrative", the artist prefers geometric forms and compositions; while seemingly archaic, this approach imbues his work with a sacred "divinity" synonymous with the most holy of historical icons. Underlying these observations, however, is a hidden truth; a truth more conflicting, daunting and often brutal.
Giuseppe's obsession with hidden truths extends well beyond a bivalent prejudice considering our own beliefs and can be witnessed first and foremost in his seminal paradoxical representation of "Christ exposed to Confession", an achievement that earned him the honor of first place in the National Price of Arts-M.I.U.R.