Antonio Matragrano

19.08.2012 in11:00 in Art, Design -->


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Italian multimedia artist Antonio Matragrano, born in Cosenza, Italy in 1958, has made his way through different art scenes in Germany, Canada and New York before returning to Consenza. Along the way he went through phases of grffiti, more formal painting and other media, and in 1984 made the acquaintance of Haitian-American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, then in the troubled final years of his short life and part of the neo-expressionist movement. From Basquiat Matragrano acquired a taste for primitive art, which starting in 2005 he began to incorporate into his modern icons.