Salvatore Battaglia is an Italian artist currently living and creating in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia. Salvatore was born in Sicily (1985) where he studied at Liceo Artistico “Diego Bianca Amato” to obtain a diploma of goldsmith and a qualification of art master. During his studies he mastered his knowledge of colour. Consequently, he become a ceramic artist, while continuously developing his skills to paint on various materials and surfaces.
In line with his motto, “Sicilians build things like they will live forever and eat like they will die tomorrow”, his latest collection is a homage to the Sicilian cultural wonderland with inspiration stemming from Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Norman and Spanish heritages. In fact, Sicily is a brilliant mix of old and new, traditional and unexpected, hence the preference of Salvatore’s to work with traditional Sicilian majolica techniques with addition of 24k gold features.
In short, Salvatore strongly believes that the beautiful classic traditions of Sicilian lifestyle should be preserved for many generations yet to come. Sicily is an island of legends and myths - using the mythology stories and figures seems very natural for Salvatore. He dreams of the island being remembered for its beauty.
SALVATORE BATTAGLIA You Know I Love You Oil, acrylic and charcoal, on wooden board, 23,5k gold leaf, resin 180 x 125 x 1cm
SALVATORE BATTAGLIA You gave me peace in a lifetime of war Charcoal and acrylic on wood 125 x 93 x 1cm
SALVATORE BATTAGLIA Conquer the Fear Oil on wooden board, charcoal, polymer clay, wood, 24k gold leaves 122 x 122 x 5cm
SALVATORE BATTAGLIA Punishment Oil on wooden board, 24k gold leaves 152 x 91 x 5cm
SALVATORE BATTAGLIA No victory without confidence Charcoal on wood, 23.5k gold leaves, spray and acrylic paint 125 x 93 x 11cm
SALVATORE BATTAGLIA Perfect Injustice Oil on wooden board, polymer clay, charcoal, spray paint, 24k gold leaves 152 x 91 x 5cm
SALVATORE BATTAGLIA Dove III 23.5k gold leaf, acrylic paint, charcoal and spray paint on wooden board 30 x 30 x 1cm
SALVATORE BATTAGLIA Dove II 23.5k gold leaf, acrylic paint, charcoal and spray paint on wooden board 30 x 30 x 1cm
SALVATORE BATTAGLIA Dove I 23.5k gold leaf, acrylic paint, charcoal and spray paint on wooden board 30 x 30 x 1cm
SALVATORE BATTAGLIA Luna Vacanti Plaster, spray paint, 24k gold leaves, spray resin, real butterflies, brass 100 x 100 x 5cm
SALVATORE BATTAGLIA Hope Dies Last Charcoal and acrylic on canvas 100 x 100 x 5cm
SALVATORE BATTAGLIA Luna China Plaster, acrylic, 24k gold leaves, spray resin, real butterflies, brass 100 x 100 x 5cm
Untitled Oil and acrylic on wooden board 40 x 40 x 2cm
SALVATORE BATTAGLIA Untitled Oil and acrylic on wooden board 40 x 40 x 2cm
SALVATORE BATTAGLIA Pensiero Oil and acrylic on wooden board 100 x 70 x 2cm
SALVATORE BATTAGLIA Storia Vecchia Acrylic and plaster on wooden board, metallic leaf 115 x 83 x 1cm
SALVATORE BATTAGLIA Rinella Oil on wooden board, 23.5k gold leaves, spray paint 60 x 60 x 1cm