In 1955 Giuseppe Gigli was born in Arcevia (Ancona) in 1955, where he still lives and works. In the mid 70’s, after the first paintings and exhibits, he attended various schools and workshops in Florence where he specialized in the restoration of works of art. Giuseppe spent the following 30 years as an art restorer, consulter, and dealer, proving himself on an international level and collaborating with art historians, superintendence, auction houses, galleries and museums. Throughout all this he never abandoned his personal quest as a painter, even if it was relegated in an exclusively private sphere.
In 2004 Giuseppe decided to take an infinite break as a restorer to devote himself, finally, to his Muse using his knowledge and experience in ancient arts, techniques, methods, and materials. His works are rare and highly sought after due to their fine quality and the understandably limited production. The compositions of his works of arts are studied at length in order to achieve a perfect balance between shape, space, light, and shadow, with the desire to recuperate “the art of art” , giving the paintings ancient and elementary prerogatives. The subjects and the themes are almost always the pretense to offer a new way of speaking and to mark the differences with models from the past, in fact there is a new re-reading and there are new expectations that guide us to see his paintings . With his captivating paintings, Gigli manages to convey the “skin” of objects to the point of dizziness by the illusions. ” Gigli’s paintings hold no lies, nor excess or sophistication in , the true preciousness is that of the painting ….. hidden in the details”