Born and raised in Bologna, Italy, Nunzio Paci (b.1977) paints with the eye of a doctor and the hands of a painter. Painting in the tradition of Baroque and Renaissance, Paci’s works are faithful to life, from anatomy to colors, and meticulously composed. But his works depicting flora and fauna coalescing and unraveling easily come across as dissections, too, cutting open and exposing the flesh for mutation. This artistic practice enables Paci to parse contemporary scientific and ecological issues.
Paci’s career-long deconstruction of natural history has been exhibited across the world. He has held 13 solo show exhibitions in Italy, Denmark, Germany, Philippines, and Hong Kong. He has been part of group shows and art fairs in Switzerland, Sweden, Arab Emirates, China, Turkey, Singapore, Georgia, United Kingdom, and Australia. Apart from having exhibited extensively, Paci has also been granted awards and residencies for his works, including being the recipient of the NKD International Artist Residency Program in Norway in 2016. At present, he is preparing for his 14th solo exhibit in Los Angeles, USA.