Italy, 1932 - 2022
Marco Berlanda was born in Trento in 1932. Self-taught, he only started to fully dedicate himself to painting from 1975 onwards, at the age of 45, after he contacted several associations, such as the “Studio Arti Visuali” group in Trento, “La Cerchia”, and finally the UCAI group (Catholic Union of Italian Artists). Berlanda’s painting has always dealt with classic genres – such as portraits, the human figure, the landscape and sacred art. But what makes his work highly personal is the composition of his images and the figures depicted therein, which are created using flat backgrounds with strong contours and fairly intense colours, in which he often depicts the same characters, cars and animals.