Figurative painter Alberto La Tassa was born into a family deeply rooted in the arts since the early 1820s. Mercurial and masterful in his endeavours, the Italian artist is known for his extravagant and experimental works of art. His pieces, which range from paintings and sculptures to graphic design and jewellery, stand out for their blend of classical and modern artistic gestures.
Alberto graduated with honours from the prestigious Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice, where he currently lives and works. His surrealist oeuvre is an arousing amalgamation of Byzantine, Venetian and Baroque styles. Paintings such as My Body Hurts ooze with memory, desire and fantasy, heightened with a sumptuous palette of royal reds and glorious golds. Many of his works feature a cast of roving and exorbitant characters; empresses, mythical men and oneiric nudes peer out from the canvas. His mixed-media works, charged with passion, are at once refined and undeniably volatile.
Alberto has exhibited extensively across Italy. Recent solo and group exhibitions include, amongst others; Beyond the Plastic, Muse, Trento, Italy (2020); A Collection Award, Arte Fiera, Bologna, Italy (2020); A Collection, Palazzo Barolo, Torino, Italy (2019). In 2018, Alberto was selected for the Gyeongju International Art Festa Residency, Gyeongju, South Korea and for the Art & Art Gallery International Residency Programme, Miami, USA.