Mario Loprete is an artist from Catanzaro, a small Calabrian city in the south of Italy. It’s a beautiful place to live in, geographically, and culturally. It is the land that the ancient Greeks called “Magna Grecia,” rich in culture and history.

Loprete considers himself a self-taught artist. He extensively studied the history of art and that of the great masters. He first studied for six years, and then at the age of 34, decided to attend The Academy of Fine Arts of Catanzaro. He was aware that if he wanted to give more strength to his work, he needed to confront his practice around other artists and share those experiences with them.

He completed his studies in 2007, knowing that formal education is necessary for every profession. An artist needs to be unique and to know the history of art and who preceded him. He dedicates his days to research in order to strengthen his work.