Romano Buratti was born in Cesena in 1937 and studied at a local vocational training school where Giannetto Malmerendi was his teacher of expressive arts. He then attended a two-year optional course at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ravenna where he was taught by Maestro Folli. For many years now he has been interested in humorous graphics, doing free-lance work for newspapers and magazines.
Between 1974 and 1984 he won several awards for the competitions which he took part in, thus gaining the unreserved approval of audience and critics alike. From 1976 to the present date his works have appeared in numerous collective and personal exhibitions in Italy, Germany, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria and America, with extremely favourable reviews in newspapers and on television.
His works are on permanent exhibition in prestigious European galleries as well as public and private collections; furthermore his name is featured in the most important Italian and European catalogues and journals.

The complicated and unforeseeable events in human life have always been fascinating and captivating for Romano Buratti. As a consequence, this is what our eclectic and dynamic painter focussed on, freeing the images he produced of all deviant complacency. Indeed his characters are almost always immersed and entrapped by the fury of the elements of an ethical consonance which underlines behavioural remarks. The almost scornful angularity, the abnormally accentuated anatomical details, the hallucinated and distorted positions, the attitudes which are arched and confused by the frenetic sequence of the elements, the clumsy and intentional superstructure of the clothing, the intrinsic and repeated chromatic marking, always played on the same tonal register are among the features which immediately emerge from Buratti's characters.

These values make his expression method unique; it is always carried out along the thread of a wide-ranging, strong and safe illustrative possession. The dominant feature in his work is indeed always a rare and unsurpassed graphic incursion, it is a marked, fluent, precise and originally spontaneous writing style which brilliantly takes part in all descriptive modules, making it lively and passionate. The themes chosen by the author, however, are exempt from triumphal tones and playing with mannerism. It is thanks to these composition orientations, filtered by a passionate readiness for dialogue, meditation, consideration of the too many worries which make life so difficult, that the topics chosen by this painter always remind of a particular trick for his fluid inquisitive level.


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