Born in Venice in 1970, Davide Battistin graduated from Accademia di Belle Arti in 1998 and in the same year he won a scholarship at the School of Fine Arts in Athens. In the following years he received numerous awards and took part in important group and solo exhibitions in Italy, the United States and the United Kingdom. His experiences in the field of restoration in the 1990s, including part of the Sala del Maggior Consiglio, led him to a reflection on painting techniques, a subject he has been teaching since 2004 at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica di Venezia. Davide had his first solo exhibition in 2001 at the Pelar Gallery on Long Island in New York, followed by an exhibition at the Palazzo delle Prigioni Nuove in Venice. His studio is currently located in a bright attic in the Cannaregio district. Since 2013 he has been working exclusively with Lineadacqua.
Davide is the painter of Venice’s light. His pictorial research is a painstaking journey towards perfection in capturing those magical moments when the sunlight fills the lagoon, the canals and the facades of the Venetian palazzi at different times of the day. There is no other city in which the light reflects in so many different ways, arousing such a wide range of emotions as in Venice.
Davide’s paintings convey the shiver of an icy winter’s morning with the lights in the distance behind the fog, the heat of the torrid sun that goes down behind the palazzi of the Grand Canal, flooding its waters with a dense, melancholy pink. His horizons are lost in an infinite distance that sinks into the motionless mystery of the lagoon fogs.
A painting by Davide Battistin is a dream made of colours spread on canvas.