Luca Gastaldo was born in Milan (IT) in 1983. He graduates in painting from the Brera Fine Arts Academy and from 2006 he exhibits in solo and collective exhibitions all over Italy and abroad, among which must be mentioned La casa di questa mia sera (curated by C. Antolini, in 2008), La luce e il buio, held at the Bianca Maria Rizzi Gallery in Milan and Tra suggestioni romantiche e vibrazioni contemporanee, held at the European Parliament in Brussels (BE) (both curated by A. Redaelli, in 2010); and finally, La luce e il suo contrario (curated by E. Ceriani, in 2011) held at the Fondazione Bandera per l'arte in Busto Arsizio, Varese (IT). In 2012 he takes part in the exhibition Lucenergia, curated by D. Croci Silvuni, held at the PUNTO SULL'ARTE Gallery in Varese (IT). In the last few years the artist has been the protagonist of numerous solo exhibitions all over Italy: then in November 2017, a return to his hometown, Milan, with the exhibition Comunque a casa held at the Rubin Gallery.
In Luca Gastaldo's works, the horizon is immense illuminated scenery against which a backlit world of shadows stands out. The techniques and materials used by the artist are varied: bitumen, rags, acrylic, paint brushes, chalk. However, the emotional charge of the painted images is not affected, balanced between romantic visions and tragic sensations, between fear and a sense of attraction towards the phenomena of nature. Currently he lives and works in Lugano (CH).