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About the Exhibition

Welcome to the captivating world of Salvo Pastorello, where art becomes a transcendent bridge connecting diverse cultures and philosophies. This solo exhibition offers you an immersive journey into the soul-stirring creations of an artist whose odyssey began in the picturesque landscapes of Sicily and has since traversed the realms of Verona, Tuscany, and beyond.


Pastorello’s canvases exude the vitality of an artist deeply rooted in Oriental philosophy. This philosophy not only shapes his aesthetic vision but also propels him into a dynamic dialogue with Chinese culture.


Artists and writers alike explore the world with their feet, and Salvo is no exception. I remember my first conversation with him, where we discussed Sanmao because one of his artworks bore her shadow. I asked Salvo if he liked traveling, and he shared that living a nomadic lifestyle has become his way of life. From the age of 20, he has traveled extensively, capturing his experiences on canvas. Now in his 70s, he continues to shuttle between Italy and China, with the heart of a child. His curiosity about human nature and the differences between Chinese and Western cultures infuse his works with uniqueness.


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We have carefully selected over 20 artworks, aiming to lead you through time and space. While appreciating the fascinating collision of Chinese and Western cultures, we also hope you can experience the humor in the expression of human nature within these paintings.


As you wander through this collection, each stroke and hue unveils a narrative woven with threads of cultural exchange, a testament to Pastorello’s role as a cultural ambassador between Italy and China. From the prestigious halls of Art Miami to the illustrious platform of the Venice Biennale, Pastorello’s journey is marked by accolades and a genuine connection with his audience.

This exhibition invites you to explore the nuanced layers of Pastorello’s artistic evolution from the west to the east (中西奇旅). It is a journey enriched by his role as a visiting professor, a speaker, and an Art Director fostering cultural exchange. As you engage with these artworks, allow the immersive experience to transcend the boundaries of canvas and gallery, inviting you to partake in the universal language that is Salvo Pastorello’s art.


Exhibition Venue

Address: Appreciator Gallery, Room 414, Arcade, 100 Cyberport Rd, Hong Kong

About Salvo Pastorello

Born in Sicily, Pastorello has been a resident of Verona and abroad for a number of years. He began his journey as an artist with an apprenticeship in the Ateliers for Italian Artists, and in 1974, his artistic endeavors were launched in Verona, where his reputation slowly ascended until present day. Pastorello’s paintings have been displayed at key international art events both in and out of Italy, including the Art Miami(2000/2001) and the 54th Venice Biennale(2011).


Pastorello subscribes to the Oriental philosophy, which carried him onto work exchanges involving the Chinese culture, where for the past 12 years has seen him travel between China and his native country. In addition to invitations for exhibitions and creation of his artworks, the painter also receives numerous requests for artist-dialogue as well as speech-giving sessions.


Pastorello is a visiting professor of arts at the Hunan Academy of Arts & Crafts. He also holds the position of Art Director at the Associazione Cina-Italia di Shanghai for culture exchange programs.Pastorello currently resides at Pietrasanta, Toscana with his wife and has a studio in Verona in Italy.

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