Antonello Silverini

Antonello Silverini was born in 1966 in Rome, where he still lives and works. Vincenzo Mollica, an Italian journalist with a passion for illustrations and comics, has described his style as “a way of depicting and narrating our times; he has created a world, an atmosphere laden with history and foreboding—disturbing colours for disturbing characters who experience the symbols that float around them”.

His technique involves a creative process in which collage becomes narration. His passion for composition combines computer graphics and painting to generate impossible figures that hover on the border between reality and abstraction.

He has worked with numerous publishers, magazines and newspapers over his career, including Mondadori, Einaudi, De Agostini Editore, Corriere della Sera, Repubblica, Il Sole 24 Ore, Panorama, l’Espresso, and The Boston Globe, as well organisations such as Emergency, Stanford University, Vanderbilt University, Lehigh University, Saatchi & Saatchi, and Armando Testa.

His original large-scale works, painted on paper and canvas, are on show at the Galleria Rosso20sette ArteContemporanea.

Silverini designed the posters for the Courmayeur Noir in Festival (2007) and the Viareggio Film Festival (2000), as well as the poster and the animated signature tune for the 2012 Rome International Film Festival.

Premi, riconoscimenti e docenze

  • 2005
    Premio Accademia Pictor, Turin.
  • 2006
    Premio Zavrel.
  • 2008
    Illustration workshop at the LUISS Guido Carli University, Rome.
  • 2012
    Illustration workshop at the Frosinone Academy of Fine Arts.
  • 2013 e 2015
    Illustration workshop at the International School of Comics, Reggio Emilia.
  • 2015
    Illustration workshop at Illustramente, Palermo, and MiMaster, Milan.
  • 2016
    Illustration workshop at Officina B5, Rome.
  • Featured in the Luerzer’s Archive—200 Best Illustrators Worldwide.