Sandro Chia is a painter and sculptor who was born in Florence in 1946 and is one of the most important and influential artists of the Italian Transavanguardia. From an early age he travelled around Europe and Asia and then settled for a decade first in Rome then in New York, where he held his first exhibition at the gallery of Leo Castelli.
The varied experiences and training he acquired in his moves from place to place made him at the beginning of his career a heterogeneous artist in line with the conceptual trend of the time. But towards the end of the ‘70s, he began to promote a return to painting, to concrete forms and to the figuration of objects and people, which had been neglected and deliberately ignored by the post-Second World War art trends.
Chia made large works painted with thick, bright colors, conferring on his pictures the dynamism typical of the Transavanguardia artists, expressed with an emphatic artistic sign. Chia’s painting is in perfect agreement with the artistic legacy which synthesizes the teachings of masters of the past like Titian, Michelangelo and Masaccio, and those of avant-garde artists such as Cézanne, Chagall and Picabia. His various artistic expressions, which include paintings, sculptures and graphic works, constantly reflect the identity of the individuals of the society in which he lives.
He has taken part in numerous internationally important exhibitions, from the Paris Biennale to the San Paolo Biennale, and in numerous editions of the Venice Biennale.
His works are a guarantee of value over time, and their price, after a period of stability, is most probably destined to increase over the next few years.