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Chiara Del Vecchio (Italian, b. 1985, Milan, Italy). 

She lives and works in Milan and New York.

Chiara Del Vecchio is an Italian artist born in Milan, Italy. Currently, Del Vecchio maintains studios in New York City and Milan. In these private ateliers she produces Neo-Expressionist paintings as well as sculpture. She paints in both oil and acrylic, often incorporating mixed-media, collage and resin.

For over 10 years Del Vecchio has built a body of work, which varies significantly in motif, though consistently explores themes of sexuality, opulence, and vitality in his signature style. In this distinctive hand, Del Vecchio layers fantasy and reality, luring the viewer into her potent, cosmically beautiful world. Known for her signature “Incontri” series, which first gained her critical acclaim, more recent work focuses on themes including her attention to the Invisibiles where sge exposes her deeply poetic imagination by incorporating text and visual cues into many of her works. In this way, her images coax the viewer into her realm where fact and fiction persist simultaneously, fortifying each other’s beauty, depth, and meaning.

Named an “artist to watch,” in 2011 was selected by Vittorio Sgarbi to participate at the 54 Venice Biennale of International Art.

Another illustrious milestones for Del Vecchio was preparing a poignant, commemorative painting for the Holy Father, commissioned and donated by the State of San Marino and produced in a limited edition of a postage stamp.

She has shown her work internationally, including group exhibitions in private galleries, art foundations, museums and public spaces. Also She has participated in festivals and art fairs.

She currently lives and works in New York and Milan.


Renowned for her brooding and evocative paintings, for Italian born Del Vecchio, the portrait is not about capturing an external likeness of a subject; but rather creating a portal to the inner journey of self-exploration. She relies principally on the free-flowing processes of memory and creative imagination.

In the ten years that she has practiced as a full-time artist,  Del Vecchio’s techniques   have   evolved   from   tightly wrought pencil drawings into the looser, layered surfaces of her present work. 

With her quick, almost brutal splashes of the palette knife, and through blending, building, edging, detailing and scraping off painterly layers, Del Vecchio’s imagery is textured and richly hued, conveying both complexity and raw emotion, demanding intelligence and consideration from the viewer.

About her work:

When we are kids, we all sat too close to the TV, driving our moms mad. We didn’t go blind as she over-exaggeratingly suggested, but we did discover a magic world composed of millions of tiny colorful dots on the screen. Only after few years we discovered that those dots are called pixels, and they work together as micro spots of color to create the broad image that we perceive as our pictures, movies or TV show.

But it doesn’t end here. Anything with a display screen, as smartphone and laptop, most likely uses pixels to build an image. 

Pick up a newspaper and look very closely: pixels. We might not notice it but we are surrounded by pixels.

This is the starting point from which the artist’s study path starts.

Infinite layes of colors to simbolize the time that makes everything change.  As time passes we do change but underneath we remain the same very person, we just evolve.

Italian expressionistic painter Chiara Del Vecchio creates striking portraits through a several layers of colors, breaking the subject’s face and body into a amalgamation of brightly colored shapes and thickly painted marks. Her impasto technique contrasts with her smoothly painted lines and surfaces, bringing a chaotic element to the crisp edges of her figural works.

The oil on canvas paintings whose subject is the human face. Del Vecchio’s paint handling forces a parallel focus which leads to a tension that transcends portraiture. Her richly hued paintings are meant to convey complexity, movement and raw emotions.