Hailing from an artistic family, Rome-based painter and illustrator Davide Querin (born 1962) creates highly detailed, psychologically meaningful scenes in fairly limited square canvases. Though dense, the compositions never seem cluttered or chaotic. Employing gestalt principles, the artist manages to superbly pack up and fold multiple locations and moments in a single frame.
Davide attended ISIA Urbino, the Higher Institute for Artistic Industries, and graduated with a degree in Graphic Design, Editorial and Advertising Illustration in 1986, presenting in his final dissertation the illustrations of Mikhail Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita.
Here he talks about his fascination with Argentinian art, the symbolism in his work, his mental processes and his thoughts on space and time.
How do you get the ideas for your paintings?
My paintings, which at first glance appear like a dreamlike fusion between the real and fantastic, actually are the result of a more…
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