Stefano Bianchi was born in 1966 in Ravenna, where he currently lives. The city, culturally rich and historically important, greatly influenced his artistic sensibility. He attended the conservatory at the age of seven, studying music, piano and composition. He began painting at the age of thirty as a self-taught artist. The music experience transpires in his works, freely and openly communicating rhythms and melodies, which reflect in colourful abstract shapes. The thickness of the paint colour, a result of the palette knife technique, makes his artworks almost three-dimensional. Over a 20 year career, his paintings evolved, from the creation of colorful, chaotic works of strong effect to the minimalist and clean approach where he manages to concentrate in a few colors and movements a more mature thought. Always instinctive and liberating, his paintings are like music played on a canvas.