Sandro Chia (b. 1946) is one of the most famous Italian artists on the international scene. His iconographic repertory has always drawn on the antique and the modern, formal tradition and so-called marginal artistic periods, that which claimed to be grandly noble and that which was relegated in sectors defined as "minor", improbable stylistic crossings and marriages.
Chia uninterruptedly perused tribal art and the avant-gardes, Raphael and the Bamboccianti, Van Gogh and abstraction, Matisse and mythology, creating his own universe where the narrative gesture is immeasurably multiplied. His works are realised in drawings and ceramics.