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. His training as an advertising graphic designer led him to work for years as an Art Director in Advertising Agencies in Turin. It is during this experience that he discovers and increases his visual and compositional skills. After that period, the experience in a modern art workshop and the knowledge of some contemporary Masters, lead him to deepen the technique of oil painting with veiling. 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. 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 in Biella, at Palazzo della Cultura and at MACS in Catania. Many important art critics have written about his works such as Angelo Crespi, Alberto Agazzani, Flaminio Gualdoni, Alessandra Redaelli, Aldo Nove, Ivan Quaroni, Luca Nannipieri, Luca Cantore D’Amore, Roberto Capitanio, Marcello Panascìa, Angelo Mistrangelo, Tommaso Paloscia, Alessandra Frosini, Alberto D’Atanasio, Stefania Bison, Francesca Bogliolo, Paolo Levi, Vittorio Sgarbi, Massimiliano Sabbion. His works are published in important annual publication and specialized magazines. He lives and works in Turin.