Pensive Jester
1900
   Pensive Jester

Available on sale for only $395.00. Limited edition Serigraph, hand signed by the artist, in gold ink. Paper Size 39” x 41”. Image size 33 3/4” x 36”. From an edition of 250. On the artist's website, this work is priced at $650.00.

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After receiving a Teacher of Arts diploma from the Liceo Artistico in Turin in 1972,  Walter Girotto started to paint portraits and design cartoons. Three years later he enrolled at the Belle Arti Academy and shortly thereafter, his work was exhibited on a regular basis at the Centro di arte Renoir of Taranto. Between 1985 and 1987 he attended the annual Art Expo in New York. His paintings and drawings were greeted with such enthusiasm that they sold within the first hour of each show.

His first solo exhibition was presented in Los Angeles in 1988.

His paintings have an extraordinary ability to capture the nuances of the human experience. Sometimes turbulent, and often times using erotic associations to capture the attention of the viewer. He carefully modulates the lighting using gentle shadows and striking details, always conscious of the audience "the viewer". Using the purity of antique motifs, architectural elements, and varied compositions of the human anatomy, profound and poetic messages are the hallmark of his style and artistic skill. 

Walter Girotto exemplifies the graphic strength of his subjects utilizing both the masculine and the feminine, resulting in a deep exploration of human thought and man's place in the universe, compelling you the viewer to attempt to distinguish the obvious with the uncertain.

The retail value of this print is 695 euros, on the Girotto website, and at the price we are charging this print is a steal. We guarantee the authenticity of this print, and will offer a certificate of authenticity on our gallery letterhead. This print is in mint condition, and is unframed.

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About Walter Girotto ......

Born under Taurus in a small northern Italian town called Rovigo and it was May 4th when his family moved to Turin (Italy) to seek their fortune.
The only things he likes to remember about his town of origin are the branches of the weeping willow in the small garden, two tin soldiers and a picture of a whale, drawn at nursery school when he was 4, under the incredulous gaze of a nun who was unaware that her admiring glance was to decide his life as a painter.
In 1985, Girotto took part in his first Art-Expo in New York and, following this auspicious debut in which he sold everything within the first twenty minutes of the opening of the exhibition, he spent the rest of the show apologising for having no other works available.
Gratified by that flattering debut, Girotto took part with equal fortune in the next two New York Art-Expos until, in 1987, the meeting with dealer Robert Bane led to the show at the Tamara Bane Gallery in Los Angeles in 1988 and to which, considering its success, the ones in 1989 and 1990 were the natural sequel.
He faced than public opinion in a multitude of one-man exhibitions, enjoying widespread, sincere approval which often made him, as he says " … proud and confident I had given, at least to kindred spirits, the pleasure of seeing what my soul rejoiced at imagining transformed into shapes and colours."
Too many exhibitions, to be mentioned but the following are among most significant:


 

1980 VIOTTI GALLERY TURIN ITALY


1983 VIOTTI GALLERY TURIN ITALY


CENTRO CULTURALE RENOIR TARANTO ITALY


1988 TAMARA BANE GALLERY LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA


1989 TAMARA BANE GALLERY LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA


1993 TAMARA BANE GALLERY LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA


1994 TAMARA BANE GALLERY LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA


1995 RICHARDSON GALLERY RENO NEVADA


1996 GALLERY HARVEST, INC. NAGOYA JAPAN


TAMARA BANE GALLERY BEVERLY HILLS CALIFORNIA


1998 COLLECTION PRIVEÉ DE PEINTURE ET DE SCULPTURE MIAMI FLORIDA

TAMARA BANE GALLERY BEVERLY HILLS CALIFORNIA


2003 LAS VEGAS ART MUSEUM LAS VEGAS NEVADA


 

His paintings have an extraordinary ability to capture the nuances of the human experience. Sometimes turbulent, and often times using erotic associations to capture the attention of the viewer, he carefully modulates the lighting using gentle shadows and striking details, always conscious of the audience. Using the purity of antique motifs, architectural elements, and varied compositions of the human anatomy, profound and poetic messages are the hallmark of his style and artistic skill. 
Walter Girotto exemplifies the graphic strength of his subjects utilizing both the masculine and the feminine, resulting in a deep exploration of human thought and man's place in the universe, compelling you the viewer to attempt to distinguish the obvious with the uncertain.

Artist’s statement: 

"I don't know what leads us to become an artist or a diplomat, a soldier or a scientist, but I know nature gives us all an equal chance at the beginning. I'm convinced wealth and poverty present no hurdle as long as we always possess our own soul wherever we are; and wherever we are, we can find a way to express the creativity when urgently yearns to emerge.
It's a question of inner attitude which goes beyond the weaknesses of vanity or the perversions of pride.
I've seen gifted artists living in abject poverty and in extreme luxury and I therefore feel I'm right in assuming that our fate lies simply in nature; it follows hidden paths, whether they be hostile or rewarding, which we cannot know beforehand. I had an inkling of this in the shade of my childhood willow. I received timorous confirmation in the loneliness forced on me by my introverted youth. It was not long before certainty arrived."

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