Ciro Palumbo is not only a painter, but also a poet who reflects, acts and composes to combine metaphors about the elusiveness of time and the immensity of space, thus demonstrating his ability to deepen the observation not only of nature, but also of the imaginative impressions that come from memory. His artistic research starts from the poetics of the Metaphysical school of Giorgio De Chirico and Alberto Savinio, for reinventing its foundations according to a completely original personal interpretation. In his research he proceeds through moments of contemplation and metaphysical silences, which are contrasted by nocturnal and intimately troubled expressiveness, where we can perceive a clear detachment from the silent immobility that inhabits the canvases of the Pictor Optimus. His works are therefore presented as stages in which the objects are bearers of dreamlike symbols. He was born in Zurich (CH) in 1965. He began his exhibition activity in 1994 and has exhibited in hundreds of solo shows throughout Italy. In 2011 he took part in the 54th Biennale di Venezia, Piemonte Pavilion. His works are exhibited in important collections in Italy and abroad. Among the international exhibitions he took part in the Artexpo in New York, the Context Art Miami, in solo exhibitions in Providence (USA) and in Bellinzona (Switzerland). Some of his artworks are part of the collections of Fondazione Credito Bergamasco, at Galleria d’Arte Moderna G. Sciortino in Monreale (PA), at Museo MACIST di Biella, at Palazzo della Cultura and at MACS in Catania. He lives and works in Turin.