Antonino Puliafico developed his artistic style from an early age. He was always fascinated by landscapes and rural realities, and thus was often inspired by the splendid landscapes of his city of Verona, Italy. The atmosphere and colors of the vast hills and countryside make their way into Puliafico’s paintings where he recreates them with more personalized shades.
Puliafico believes artistic energy comes from the stomach, where it is visceral and not controlled. This energy, when transferred to the canvases, does not produce a photographic or realistic portrayal of what Antonino sees, but rather supplies the viewer with an intentional breakdown of colors and primary components. The purity of applied pigments in full-bodied strokes creates a chromatic chaos indicative of the Fauvist and Impressionist movements.