Michele Petrelli's Style
Michele demonstrates an intuitive instinct for handling his pencil and paintbrush, and a palpable fascination with the human form and physiognomy. Some of his subjects often lose their contours, with details engulfed by colour and expressive brushstrokes. There is a touch of Jenny Saville's fleshy and provocative portraits in these works. Other pieces are astonishingly precise; impressions of the mind accurately imprinted and conserved on canvas. Drawing is a key element of his work and often dominates his compositions.
Exhibitions And Collections
The artist has exhibited throughout Europe, from Greece to Denmark and Italy. He is currently featured in a permanent art collection in Athens, Greece, at the Copelouzos Family Art Museum.