International Art Exhibit
Beddru is an Italian self-taught artist originally from Sicily. Born in Agrigento in 1971, his first formative years are spent on his island, where the painter absorbs the influence of traditional Greek art, its mesmerizing attention to beauty and the imposing volumes of human bodies.
Beddru brings all these elements to life on his plexiglass-panels or canvas, through a palette of vigorous colors and rich Mediterranean textures derived from the reminiscences of the former Arabic domination on his land.
His distinctive approach to painting awakes memories and experiences from an apparent state of sleep, conveying them to the present time where the observers discover his unconventional world of art.
Beddru paints not to change the world but the way we look at it, our perception. Painting becomes a medium to represent his visions and beliefs, a way to represent humankind in a large scale of portrayals, from joy to sorrow, as all emotions deserve to be represented.
His brushes break social conventions and clear out useless sophistication, leading our attention to the essence: humankind in its whole.
The artist represents those who are considered “different”, thus, rejected because of prejudice or, simply, ignorance. Homosexuals, prostitutes, dreamers, atypical characters populate his artistic world and speak up loud to make their voice heard. They exist.
After having admired the works of the great masters, in the 90’s, the artist decides to leave Italy and move abroad. It’s a no-return trip.
Beddru currently lives and paints in his studio in Brussels, exhibiting on a regular basis. His artworks are part of international private collection