Padua, 1969

  • CV

Raffaelle Minotto's artistic research is concentrated on the study of the figure and on its interaction with the surrounding environment. He pays attention to the visual perception of the images through the study of "colour" and "symbol": in the paintings of recent years, in particular, he prefers a balance, a dialogue, between pictorial matter and drawing. He is both painter and engraver, dedicating himself above all to the technique of etching and drypoint.

Raffaele Minotto was born in Padua in 1969. He attends the Academy of Fine Arts' painting course in Venice, where he graduates in 1991. In 1995 he holds his first solo exhibition at the Centro di Storia del Costume "Ieri Attualità" in Padua and from this moment begins to continuously exhibit his works. The intense work carried out in the following years is well-documented in the exhibition Via Euganea (Padua, 2003) curated by G. Segato. In more recent times, in 2009, Minotto's painting was selected for Contemplazioni: an extensive exhibition curated by A. Agazzani which offered, at the Sismondo Castle in Rimini, an incisive point of view on Italian painting. In 2011 he was selected by V. Sgarbi to represent his region in the setting of the 54th Venice Biennale - Veneto Region Section. Minotto's work is referred to in the volumes La pittura nel Veneto - Il Novecento (Mondadori Electa, 2006) and La Pittura nel Veneto - Dizionario degli Artisti (Mondadori Electa, 2009). He lives and works in Padua.