Ferdinando Quintavalla was born in Parma in 1951 and from an early age he dedicated himself to the figurative arts; more recently he has also embraced graphics, ceramics and sculpture. numerous public and private collections and galleries, both in Italy and abroad.
His figurative art refers to the works of the past, mixing modern objects and figures contextualized in a classical reality. Supported by his extraordinary technique, Quintavalla paints by penetrating into the very essence of the material. The light that invests his still lifes is cold, an electric light that recreates an infinite space on the backdrop. His human figures rework the Michelangelo's concept of contortion, with majestic and sometimes dramatic gestures while an enveloping background recalls the idea of three-dimensionality. Ferdinando still lives and works today.