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Valter Adam Casotto
b. 1980, Padua, Italy

"My work mostly deals with the conceptual exploration of the facets and transformations of both human and individual identity in time. By means of hyper-realistic and abstract work, I openly invite viewers to consider and reflect upon the importance of their own identity in time, also in regards to memory and the possibility of surpassing the boundaries conventionally bestowed on it”


Valter Casotto has worked on numerous TV productions as a camera operator and TV format creator. He has worked as senior prosthetic makeup artist in the film industry, on films such as Harry Potter (D. Yates), X-Men: First Class (M. Vaughn), Prometheus (R. Scott) and The Hobbit (P. Jackson). Running parallel to his work in the film industry, he has continued to work on his own personal projects, including design work, painting, video projects and sculptures. Visually inspired and influenced by a combination of William Turner's pictorial art, H.R Giger's visionary surrealist work and Bernini's Baroque sculptural art, his preferred techniques are those of video and sculpture which he recently brought together in his project ‘We Will Never Meet at that Age’. He created a self-portrait of his own ageing physiognomy and had it applied to himself, documenting his parents’ reaction to seeing their son at an age they will never meet in real life with a moving image piece, thus creating an impossible time breach in the fabric of his parents’ existence.

"The sculptural installation is an allegory that tells us how an art Master maintains, or should maintain his fresh playfulness key factor of a light-hearted child. The theory of the figure of the Artist as an eternal child is linked to the theme of the game, which symbolizes the dimension of creativity.

A mature artist who, once acquired total mastery of the techniques, goes back to create with light-heartedness, joy or even innocence."

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