The latecomer Italian artist Loris Vercelli has lived all his life in the northern city of Turin, where he studied at the Università di Torino from 1969 to 1977. For more than thirty years he worked as a creative copywriter in advertising, but in 2016 decided that the time had come to concentrate on his own writing and art.

A self-taught artist, for many years he experimented with different techniques and mediums, starting mostly with traditional oil paints, but more recently embracing the new opportunities provided by digital art. He now combines both approaches, so although he explains that the computer will never replace the feeling of brush on canvas or pen on paper, Vercelli’s ability to use the tools of both traditional and digital mediums has opened new windows of opportunity for him.

Loris Vercelli has the rare opportunity to use his real name as the basis for his nom d’artiste, which is how his trademark signature LoVer came very naturally. He clearly loves young naked female flesh, but monsters and jazz music feature as important secondary subjects in his work. His art has featured regularly in group exhibitions in Italy and France.

And how his art fits into his personal life? Maybe his Facebook comment in the relationship section that ‘It’s complicated’ tells us all we need to know.

Loris Vercelli’s website, where you can buy prints of his work, is here, and his Instagram page is here.

We are very grateful to our friend Gérard Coron for introducing us to the work of this artist.


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