Salvo Rivolo is a Sicilian illustrator-painter from the Graphics section of the Academy of Fine Arts in Palermo. He is an artist who starts from the drawing, to then get to mix the different painting techniques in a continuous expressive research; he works with acrylics, oil pastels, pigmented feathers, spindles, still using various supports such as canvas, wrapping paper, packaging, telephone directory in a delicately conceptual way. He chooses to experiment, to test himself every day, to freely follow his creativity and passion. Rivolo is at the same time a “social artist”, not only looking for the beauty of the form, but the consistency and immediacy of the contents, for a sense of justice and freedom his hand often lends itself to becoming a sharp spear to hurl against injustices, and the atrocities of our society.
“My art wants to be a cry, a” complaint “made to highlight the problems that every day the citizen is forced to face and suffer, especially in our geographical area.”
A social art therefore that of Salvo Rivolo, but also psychological, sometimes dreamlike and strongly introspective, therefore offers to illustrate uncertainties and collective concerns through stories interpreted by animals, objects and people. Painting on the other hand is a very important form of language, immediate and incisive, able to quickly reach the conscience of every hypothetical observer, creep in and induce reflection, arouse attention and instill change. This is the tool of Rivolo, a young artist from Palermo who knows the strength of this language and governs it to sensitize first and foremost the citizens close to him, with hope there may be a new world one day, a cultural metamorphosis.