Danilo Santinelli, born in Jesi, Italy, in 1968.
Attended the Institute of Art in Ancona. Studied Visual Arts (DAMS) at Bologna University.
His pictorial research began in 1994, a research focused on the representation of time, how it goes through things and people and how, things and people, they respond to a different temporality.
“Like clouds we are neither a single state nor a single object, but in a constant state of transition. We are here now, we are lights that illuminate the dark, we are passing energy, explosions in the eyes, minds and hearts of others. I want to express this effort and joy of transition in my work.”
In 1999 Santinelli began working as an editorial illustrator. His first publication was in the daily periodical, Il Manifesto.
Freelance since 2000, Santinelli produces illustrations, graphics, adverts, and record sleeves, as well as lecturing.
Now he devotes himself entirely to painting and teaching.
He currently teaches Illustration, History of Art and Visual Perception at ACCA Accademy, Jesi.
He has taught Cinema, Photography and Television at the Faculty of Economics, Macerata University.
Currently Santinelli has about 500 active publications.