Christian Schirripa


Christian Schirripa was born in Calabria, Italy. His work (paintings, installations, photos, videos, and performances), imbued with social outcomes, shows the stylistic features of an art made for all and draws inspiration from a journalistic/storyteller attitude. His most recent projects are closely linked to the history of his local area, a metaphor of a wider societal problem. The stories in his works are only a pretext. He reconstructs a type of hard-hitting expressionism with which he creates dramatic figures and faces, and drips of colour which become distinctive signs of denounced suffering. Within his works there are direct connections between the figurative drawings and renunciation of them, and the natural immediacy and gestural movement. Through his work he wants to make a thought-provoking contribution to his audience for a positive change.