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The artist

Silvio Mavilla was born in Reggio Calabria in 1947.

Son and grandson artists, he represents the third generation of photographers of the Fotocine Mavilla company founded in 1916. After studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Reggio Calabria, he was appointed Full Professor of the Chair of Photography Technique at the same Academy.


Author of the photographic volume "The Revolt of a People" (published by Iiriti), with this he won the first prize of the FIOF in the "Historical Archive" category in Orvieto in 2012. Among the various exhibitions, the permanent photo-painting staff at Reggio Calabria Airport and the permanent exhibition at the Hotel Lido in Reggio Calabria should be highlighted. His photo-painting exhibition on Doha, organized by the Embassy of Qatar at the Grand Hotel Saint Regis in Rome on the occasion of their national holiday, was a great success in 2012.

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After over a hundred years of history of Mavilla photographers, the excellence of photographic engraving is no longer enough for Silvio, the third of four generations.


With the advent of digital techniques, with the knowledge of the history of art and the teaching of Photography Technique at the Academy of Fine Arts of Reggio Calabria for more than thirty years, the artist photographer turns into a "photopictoric artist ”, Noting in the disintegration of the photographic lines in the pictorial ones, the“ Spirit of the image ”is revealed in the work. Spirit that never made painting go down with the advent of photography.


Silvio Mavilla is now considered one of the first avant-gardists of digital photo painting in Reggio Calabria which in the future will develop more and more, given his ability to adapt to any type of decoration.


The ductility of these works allows, as in art graphics, to print them in a limited edition and also to present them in large formats.


The materials used for the realization of the works are of high quality (colors and canvases) in order to guarantee and preserve them over time.

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