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Eliseo is an Artist with SouthAfricanArtists.com based in South Africa.
I was born and spent the first 14 years of my life in a small town in the South of Italy. In 1964 I immigrated to SA with my family and have lived here since.
In 2001 I gave up my career in the chemical industry to pursue a more inclusive holistic lifestyle in which Art and Philosophy were to play a significant role. Soon thereafter I was fortunate to find an insightful patient and dedicated art teacher, Zaria de Villiers, who was able to draw out my talent and develop my own style.
Initially I painted landscapes using photographs as inspiration, but realised that these were not representative of the changes taking place within me. I discovered that I could approximate concepts and ideas through the use of universal symbols and colours and so elements of surrealism crept into my work. My need to paint therefore is driven by my urge to record or maybe punctuate certain stages in my life, as well as the pleasure I derive in expressing them on canvas.
I offer these works in the hope that they may serve as a catalyst, a point to ponder, for others who may be on their own path of individuation.
Thank you for your interest in my work
Work is exhibited at Sophea Gallery in Simons Town and sold privately
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