Salvo Messina

Salvo Messina

Salvo Messina was born in Catania – Sicily in 1953. He took up the artistic career at a young age and in 1973 he moved to the city of Milan to study at the prestigious European Design Institute where he met some of the most renowned designers of Italy. In those years he started to work as a comic illustrator and advertising creator. Back in Catania he attended the Academy of Fine Arts, where he eventually became a professor. Art is still his great passion and main occupation.
Given the multiplicity of his interests and competences he has the opportunity to teach a variety of subjects, from  decoration to design. The cultural aspect of his training and education brought him to experiment within the  contemporary style, moved by a constant personal research. The contents of his art span from reality to imagination, making visible what is not visible. He uses mixed media and traditional techniques, in addition to digital instruments and video installations. The artworks of Salvo Messina are regularly displayed in collective contemporary exhibitions.

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Birthplace: Catania