Sabatino Cersosimo was born in Turin in 1974. Having been a graduate in design from the Instituto Albe Steiner in 1993, Cersosimo went on to study painting at the Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti of Turin, where he finished his degree in 1999. He now resides in Berlin, where he works in his atelier.
With his psychological and relational complexity, man is the center of Sabatino’s interest. Following a line that has its roots in expressionist painting and the Viennese Secession, Cersosimo’s paintings blend his interests in realism and expressive gestures. Developing his own technique, Cersosimo paints on a steel surface, while he explores attraction by experimenting with the effects of oxidation, obtained with water and other natural elements. Such oxidations act on the metal through their uncontrollability, while representing the notion of time passing; vividly evoking the the atmosphere of the moment, while condemning man to the physical and psychological decadence of his time of earth.