Emanuele Conti’s award-winning paintings of powerful motorcycles and cars reflect a resolute interest in the nature of the machine and portraying the excitement and power of driving one. Conti paints in an incredible photorealistic style, capturing the smooth sparkling surfaces and dynamic contours of sport bikes, classic cars, police cruisers and souped-up sports cars. A technical virtuoso, Conti expertly renders his subject with unusual perspectives. He’ll often crouch below the grill or behind the exhaust to allow the audience a full view of the muscular build of these amazing mechanical creations. His deft rendering skills leave no details behind; the tread of the tire is given as much attention as highly polished chrome and glittering glass. Conti’s method examines the actuality of his subject but presents it to audiences in an entirely new way. He paints “using pure color without altering it,” he explains “playing as much as possible with the prospect of experiencing what is unusual.”
Conti exhibits his work throughout his native Italy and in the United States.