Angelo Volpe was born in 1976 in Pozzuoli (Naples).
In 1995 he obtained the Diploma “Applied Art in Graphic for the Advertising and Photography”. In 2000 he completed his education with a “Degree in Painting”, achieved at the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples. After completing his studies, has collaborated with internationally renowned artists such as: David Tremlett, Thomas Hirschhorn and Sol LeWitt, of whom he was an assistant from 2002 to 2007.
Angelo Volpe's artistic research focuses on the analysis of issues related to the contemporary world such as the aberrations of the media system, the questioning of social phenomena linked to mass culture, the precariousness of the present. Protagonist of his artistic practice is painting, investigated in subjects, techniques and materials. His pictorial language is based on an eclectic and polyhedral aesthetic, a visual universe plundered by the commercial mainstream and extended to many aspects of popular culture, such as: magazines, films, cartoons and above all to the immense world of the web. These numerous sources of images, filtered and rendered through a bright and gaudy chromatism become paintings, enriching of "other meanings" the forms. Forms that without the wise and ancient practice of painting, would end up being only fleeting snapshots. Expressions of a moment emptied of all essence by the voracity with which this frenetic circulation of representations makes all meaning homogeneous. In the consumer civilization where everything is frantically consummate, a traditional technique as how of painting, becomes a tool to investigate and represent the numerous processes and contingencies that give rise to the painting: consciousness, the collective unconscious, mass phenomena, history, symbols, archetypes, situations that give life to memories, thoughts and desires, events that generate the daily stories in which we all take part. In Volpe's paintings all the components of the work contribute to the desire to enrich the spirit, entrusting with color the task of transmitting emotions and sincerity. Shapes, subjects, writings and signs they become elements of a narration melting pot, a texture whose visual articulation reflects the personal and social images of the XXI century, to narrate the way in which these phenomena during the years they become consciously or unconsciously part of our life, for then conditioning our existence or part of it in the realization of our projects or lifestyles.