Paintings and Drawings by Nicola Verlato
Nicola Verlato was born in Verona and began painting at a very early age, learning from Fra’ Terenzio, a painter in the monastery of Franciscan monks of Lonigo. He was trained in classical music and studied lute and composition at the conservatories of Verona and Padua. He studied architecture at University IUAV in Venice from 1984 to 1990.
Around 28 years old, Veriato started to be involved in contemporary art scene, and, consequentially, to show in numerous gallery in Italy and abroad in solo and group shows. In 1996, Verlato moved to Milan where he created his well grounded notoriety in Italy. In the same year, he exhibited his work at XII Quadrinnale at Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome. In 2004, Verlato relocated from Milan to New York, New York. While living in New York, he was a professor teaching composition and painting courses at New York Academy of Art. His works are in the permanent collection at MART in Trentino, MUSAC in León, and MUDIMA Foundation in Milano.
Nicola Verlato creates his works through an articulated process that makes use of classical techniques as well as modern technology such as 3D Modeling programs such as Maya and ZBrush. In a 2012 interview, Nicola Verlato stated “ The use of computers didn’t change my approach to painting, it just expanded the scope of what I can introduce in the representations and how much control I have over it.”