The large scale statement portraits of Sylvio Porzionato have made him one of Italy’s most acclaimed emerging artists and won him a huge array of impressive accolades. His first exhibition was in 2007 and within a year he was selected for the Mondadori Art Prize. This led to a high national profile and was followed up by several awards including
the Critics’ Prize at Saluzzo Art and an invitation to create a permanent art exhibit for the Museum of Urban Art in Turin. Silvio takes photographs of family and friends, or models whose features interest him and uses them as material for his work.
His intention is “to underline the supremacy of the inner self as opposed to that of the physical body.”