About the artist
Born in Milan 1949, Ernesto Pescini grew up in Italy on the banks of Lake Como. As an adult, he moved to South Wales, where he lived and worked for many years before relocating to Cornwall in 2018.
From a young age he would spend much of his time alone with his thoughts and during these long periods of isolation and reflection, the young Ernesto discovered his gift for painting.
He would often lie on the lawn of the family home staring at the sky, conjuring up imaginary worlds in the clouds. Today, those flights of fantasy are recalled in his ethereal skyscapes which uniquely combine the style of the romantic landscape artist with the imagination of a modern day video animator.
The inspiration for Ernesto’s work comes from two key sources: the English artist J.M.W Turner and paintings such as Snow Storm (1842), and the writings of the Indian spiritual master Meher Baba who taught the concept of Perfect Masters, the Avatar, and the various stages of the spiritual path.
Entirely self-taught, Ernesto held his first exhibition in 1982 in the Milan’s Centro Cultura e Costume.
1982: Centro Cultura e Costume, Milan
1983: Museum Alberto Viviani, Florence
1983: Azienda Autonoma Soggiorno, Portofino
1983: Hotel Victoria, Cortina D’Ampezzo
1984: Galleria St. Ambroeus, Milan
1984: Salon des Independents, Paris
1985: Barzacchi’s Ideas Art Gallery, Centre Pompidou, Paris
1985: Le Denichoir, Lyon
1985: Toulouse Collective Italian painters
1985: Galleria Bocca in Galleria, Milan
1985-86: Catalogo Bolaffi Mondadori
1986: Galleria Delfino, Rovereto (Trento)
1989: Galleria ATRIO, Como
2015: Brick Lane Gallery, London
2016: RWA Open Exhibition, Bristol
2016 to date: The New Gallery, Portscatho