The self-taught Italian sculptor Matteo Pugliese has been working in his chosen unique craft since his teens.
In 1978 his family moved to Sardinia where Matteo lived for the next 12 years. During this time he developed a strong love for drawing and sculpture and continued his art work without any formal education. After finishing his secondary school studies in classics in Cagliari, he returned to Milan to attend university.
In 1995 he was awarded his degree in Modern literature at the University of Milan with a graduation thesis on Art criticism.
Encouraged by friends, in 2001 he organised and financed his first solo exhibition renting private exhibition space in the center of Milan. Only 18 months later he held his first “official” exhibition in a gallery in Brera, Milan, and after a few months he held a solo show in Brussels.
Via : Visual News
To see more of his work click on artist page : matteopugliese.com