BERARDINO STEFANO

Stefano Berardino is a young artist from Orta San Giulio, Lake Orta, specialized in the art of engines. Son of Maestro Nicola Berardino, he decided to follow in his father’s footsteps by combining the passion for art transmitted by his father and his great passion for engines, inaugurating his first atelier at the age of 19. He then began his professional career by participating in national and international art competitions, comparing himself with well-known artists established in the art world and winning his first competition that led him to the first foreign exhibition at the CAC Mijas Museum Picasso in Spain. In 2017 he was awarded a prize to the artist during the UniAcque competition, where he was ranked among the top ten chosen by the jury. Since 2018 he has been in partnership with FCA Italy, now Stellantis, at the Mirafiori Motor Village, where he followed the “Mirafiori Gallery” project and inaugurated the promotion of the works within the group’s first flagship merchandising store and participating in many events and live shows. painting organized in the offices. In 2020 he presents the solo exhibition entitled “ThatsMotoringArt – The Art of Motors in London” at the headquarters of Fiat Chrysler Motor Village UK in London. In the same year, during the lockdown, he presented the online exhibition “CarheadLines”. His works are made in oil on canvas preceded by a process of “Imprimitura”, that is the preparation of a material background composed of sand and performed strictly with a spatula, as per family tradition. The construction of the frames and the punching of the canvas are carried out entirely by hand. He loves working on large sizes to achieve a strong impact on the observer, amplified by the glazes of color and the background with details in silver leaf and quartz powder.