Italian-American Surrealist artist Massimiliano Stanco doesn’t only represent on his canvasses the unexpected, as well as irony and deep subconscious. In his artwork, Stanco toys with everyday objects, human habits and emotions, placing them in foreign contexts and questioning their familiar meanings. He suggests new interpretations of the realist world in his constantly transforming paintings, making the commonplace profound and the rational irrational. He paints his canvasses in the same manner he lives his life: with modesty and living two different cultures. Strongly evident in each work are the elegant Italian style and an American spirit of freedom.
Born in 1980 in New York, Massimiliano spent 15 years in Italy, where he studied sketching, photography and graphic design. He received his Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts from the Accademia delle Belle Art in Florence, Italy. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including : New York City, Long Island, The Netherlands and throughout Northern and Southern Italy.