Diego Nocella

Studio Building
Studio Interior
Studio Location
The press (Haste), 100-120 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2016
Untitled, 100-100 com, acrylic on canvas, 2016
Embittered, 100-100 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2015
Belt and stick, 100-150 cm, oil on canvas, 2014
Radioactive dust, 100-100 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2016
Artist's Statement

A continuous , exhausting repetition of images are a reflection not only on myself but on the human being in all his "ugliness". Appear monsters, visions, elements of the past and the present, a deep research in the "dirty", unconventional dough color, which is mixed with the figure and which is linked with a rapresentation seemengly easy to understand, but it is dark, it’s infects by a destroyed and destructive reality. I don’t research a drama, nor I don’t try to exorcise evil, at least I’m in a constant conflict with the dark side; this is a desired effect and I know that I become involved in first person. This is the way I get caught, because otherwise it would not be "normal" to get lost ... lost in the faces, dozens of faces, portraits ... portrait of man in contact with the "real" nature of his instincts.


Diego Nocella was born in Naples in 1981. He began studying painting as an autodidact in 2005. He moved to Rome deepens the search for the first and second avant-garde, especially dedicated to the study of the "wild" painting and surrealist themes of the unconscious; inspired by artists such as Eduard Munch, Oskar Kokoschka, Mario Sironi, Jackson Pollock and Francis Bacon. In 2009 he attended the Academy of Fine Arts where he graduated with -lode- in painting (2012), with a thesis on the history of art titled "Gustave Moreau and Symbolism" with prof. and art critic Robertomaria Siena. In 2014 takes the specialist's degree with -lode- in painting and presentation of the project "The Dead Memories", followed by a study of the photographic experiments of Man Ray, Mario Schifano and Andy Warhol. He currently lives and works between Rome and New York, where the painting is its main business, but not excluding other means and research methods