"True art has no use for so many proclamations and is produced in silence." - Proust
Born in Venice in 1970, Davide Battistin lives and works in his studio in the Canareggio neighborhood in Venice. His work is first and foremost a pleasure to look at. Trained at the Academia di Belle Arte in Venezia and Athens, Davide has a profound ability to capture the wonders of a view of the Venetian lagoon, a corner of Piazza San Marco, the architectural beauty of the Madonna della Salute Church, and transform them into a perception, not an image. Firmly rooted in lessons learned from the old masters, and years spent restoring frescos in the Palazzo Ducale, La Scuola Grande dei Carmini, Palazzo Mocenigo and many private Venetian palazzi, he advances meaning by underlining the beauty of the commonplace. Davide’s approach to painting is that of a true disciple and is based on a sound background in drawing, in extenuating practical preparation, and in en plain-air observation of atmospheric phenomena where the rhythms of the act of painting coincide with those of the view itself. You have seen Venice before, but not this way.
Davide has exhibited regularly at the renowned Biennale d’ Arte Sacre and Biennale Internazionale d’Arte in Venice, the oldest and most revered international art exhibition in the world, since 1998 where his work has garnered awards and accolades. His work has been the focus of numerous exhibitions and one man shows in Venice, London, New York and San Francisco.