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.
From 2002 to 2007, he cooperated as assistant with international artists such as Sol LeWitt, David Tremlett and Thomas Hirschhorn.
The Angelo Volpe’s artistic research focuses on the analysis of a world that produces and emits an overload of symbols and images through different means of communication, with a hectic pace able to anesthetize the thought. Although his poetic is shown through different mediums, Volpe's favourite expression remains the painting. This language is based on an eclectic and versatile aesthetic, a visual universe plundered by the commercial mainstream and extended to many aspects of popular culture, such as computer games, television, cartoon, digital imagery, brands, corporate logos, and more. These symbols enter into our lives every day, in the form of archetypes, with modality that come back anytime and anywhere, becoming familiar to us. As asserted Carl Gustav Jung, they become part of a "collective unconscious" that we all share. An expressive contamination that of Volpe that creas models and codes that recombine deliberately in a artistic style unique and eccentric, an artistic idiom which is characterized by a chromaticism pictorial gaudy and brilliant, that is expressed in a unique and prestigious style. His works reflect non-places, where personal and social imagery of the 21th century merge onto the surface of the canvas, creating a connection between form and colour. In the texture of painting, Volpe corrupts the origin of the current cultural patterns of the western society, recoding their traditional symbolism, to return them to the observer through a pictorial texture, where its visual articulation conceals and slowly reveals "symbols" and "archetypes" that over the years, becoming consciously or unconsciously part of our life, thus conditioning our existence or part of it, in the realization of our life projects or simply in the way of being or behaving.