Saturno Buttò, born in Venice in 1957, started his exhibition career in 1993, when he published his first monograph titled "portrayed from Saturn: 1989-1992". Since then he's exhibited in Italy, Europe and US (New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco).

In addition to two other monographs "Works 1993-1999" and "Martyrologium" (2007), the Mondo Bizzarro Gallery in Rome at the recent exhibition has published his latest catalog in chronological order: "Blood is my favorite color" (2012). And for this year it's ready the last book "Saturnicore", from Core Art Gallery of Naples.

Saturno Buttò's artwork is characterized by a personal, formal interpretation of European sacred art and technical skill, that reminds one of the great masters of our pictorial tradition.

Figurative rituals, tableaux vivants, neo-Gothic altar pieces are the skillful creations with which Butto extracts the fascinating mysteries of an "obscure, dark religion. This concept is brilliantly illustrated by the juxtaposition between the body's innate sensuality and its deeper spirituality. Through illustrating the conflict between eroticism and pain, transgression and rapture, Buttò's valuable paintings on wood examine in depth the strict and conflicting vision of Western religious iconography by comparisons with the body. The body is, on one side exhibited like an object of cult, while simultaneously being denied its value of nascent erotic beauty. It's a fascinating tension that above all exalts the human figure, to the centre of the exhibition.

The human figure, which in Buttò's poem, is constantly represented as sacred, is depicted in its physical and psychological decadence. It is sometimes illustrated by instruments and/or medical tools, that represent human pain on one hand while simultaneously highlighting the will to defeat death in a Utopian way. It also manages to vividly depicts the inescapable condition of physical decline, more accurately than ever.

This way, a beautiful girl's parade consecrate from a golden halo, as the Byzantine icons, shine from a lively and sensual physicalness, but are hidden from a mysterious demoniac fascination, as if they were wedded in purity to destruction and decay.
Solo Exhibitions:

• 2013 "Saturnicore" CORE ART GALLERY – NAPOLI

• 2013 "Angeli e Demoni" LA FORTEZZA GALLERY – GRADISCA D'ISONZO - GO

• 2012 "Blood is my favorite colour" MONDOBIZZARRO GALLERY - ROMA

• 2012 "La fin du monde" MUSEE DE L'EROTISME – PARIS

• 2012 "Disegni" QAMM – QANART ART MUSIC MEDIA - PALERMO

• 2012 "Il divino e le vive carni" SPAZIARTI GALLERY - MILANO

• 2012 "Nati sotto Saturno" PICCOLA GALLERIA – BASSANO - VI

• 2011 "Contemporary icons" MISHIN GALLERY – SAN FRANCISCO

• 2011 "L'arte e le sue due sorelle" LEONART GALLERY – CONEGLIANO - TV

• 2010 "The Vault-Saturno Buttò" STRYCHNIN GALLERY – BERLINO

• 2010 "Posture di decadenza" GALLERIA L'ESCALE – SPILIMBERGO – PN

• 2009 "Daemon" COMUN VECIO – CORTINA D'AMPEZZO – BL

• 2009 "Hieratic-Surgical-Paintings" MONDO BIZZARRO GALLERY – ROMA

• 2008 "Paintings" LIBRERIA BOCCA – MILANO

• 2008 "Paintings" MONDO BIZZARRO GALLERY – ROMA

• 2007 "Silent Opera" GLASSGARAGE GALLERY – LOS ANGELES



Group Exhibitions:

• 2013 "Snake shaped river-tutti i mostri dei sogni" Castello Visconteo – Trezzo sull'Adda – MI

• 2013 "Those who dream by day" STRYCHNIN GALLERY – BERLIN

• 2013 "Il piacere-Dissoluto e non dissoluto" ART KITCHEN GALLERY – MILANO

• 2013 "XVIII Anniversary Show" MONDO BIZZARRO GALLERY - ROMA

• 2012 "Una stanza tutta per sé. Visioni da Shakespeare" Casa dei teatri-Villa Doria Pamphilj- ROMA

• 2012 "Taboo" Last Rite Gallery – NEW YORK

• 2012 "Apokalips" Grattacielo Pirelli Palazzo della Regione - MILANO

• 2012 "Join ObssessionArt... 5th anniversary" THE GALLERY IN CORK STREET - LONDON

• 2012 "Prisca sapientia" LOGGIATO SAN BARTOLOMEO - PALERMO

• 2012 "Dreamscape mixed-up" TETEM ART SPACE – ENSHEDE - NETHERLANDS

• 2011 "Gli abiti del male" MAGMA MUSEUM – ROCCAMONFINA – CE

• 2011 "Liason-Amsterdam" CABINOOD GALLERY – AMSTERDAM

• 2011 "Iniziativa promossa da padiglione italia alla54° esposizione internazionale d'arte della biennale di Venezia per il 150° dell'unità d'Italia a cura di Vittorio Sgarbi" VILLA CONTARINI – PIAZZOLA SUL BRENTA – PD

• 2010 "Mith, legends and fairytales" MISHIN GALLERY – SAN FRANCISCO

• 2010 "Archiviarti" a cura di Fiordalice Sette, FABBRICA BORRONI – BOLLATE – MI

• 2010 "Art Fair" STRYCHNIN GALLERY – COLOGNE

• 2010 "Locus Animae" PALAZZO DEL TURISMO – JESOLO -VE

• 2010 "Beinart collective group exhibition" COPRO GALLERY – SANTA MONICA

• 2010 "Il mito del vero il ritratto e il volto" PALAZZO DURINI – MILANO

• 2009 "Glassgarage's artist to LACMA" L. A. COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART – LOS ANGELES

• 2009 "Contemplazioni. Bellezza e tradizione del Nuovo nella pittura italiana contemporanea" CASTEL SISMONDO E PALAZZO DEL PODESTA' – RIMINI

• 2009 "Love Nest" WANNABEE GALLERY – MILANO

• 2009 "porno stART" GALLERIA VOGHERA 11 – MILANO

• 2008 "The 13th hour" LAST RITES GALLERY – NEW YORK

• 2008 "Lucent Dossier Project" GLASSGARAGE GALLERY – LOS ANGELES

• 2007 "Eredità del simbolismo/Mitologie, endografie, esoterismi" CIVICA GALLERIA D'ARTE MODERNA ARNOLDO BONZAGNI – CENTO – FE

• 2006 "La nemica del cuore ovvero le 12 veneri" a cura di Ferruccio Giromini e Roberto Roda GALLERIA D'ARTE MODERNA E CONTEMPORANEA PINACOTECA CIVICA GALILEO GATTABRIGA BONDENO – FE