by Rich Pellegrino in New Art on Thursday 1 September 2011

Italian painter Nicola Samori is a man out of his time. He paints meticulously detailed Baroque-style portraits reminiscent of Caravaggio and Van Dyck.

Samori creates eerie and chilling figures that live in a world I’d be happy only to observe from a distance. Flesh melting, decaying, at times he even rips paint right off the canvas only to reveal deep and ominous black holes. His works are gorgeous and relentlessly captivating.
Nicola Samori (2)
Nicola Samori (3)
Nicola Samori (4)