Matteo Massagrande was born in Padua, Italy in 1959. Massagrande is an accomplished painter and a talented engraver. He has exhibited in over one hundred exhibitions internationally in the past 30 years.
In this new series of paintings Massagrande explores intimate interiors in varying states of deterioration. These derelict urban spaces once so full of life are hauntingly depicted through the use of light, subtlety of palette and cinematic use of perspective. His hard and almost cynical vision, which spotlights the hidden side of the urban environment, bridges the realism which characterized the literary and artistic creation of late XIX century Italy with gritty contemporary photo-realism.