Valter Casotto,

born in Padua Italy (1980), Italy.

Valter currently lives and works in London. He has worked on numerous TV productions as a camera operator and TV format creator. He has worked as senior prosthetic makeup artist in the film industry, on films such as Harry Potter (D. Yates), X-Men: First Class (M. Vaughn), Prometheus (R. Scott) and The Hobbit (P. Jackson). Running parallel to his work in the film industry, he has contined to work on his own personal projects, including design work, painting, video projects and sculptures. Visually inspired and influenced by a combination of William Turner's pictorial art, H.R Giger's visionary surrealist work and Bernini's Baroque sculptural art, his preferred techniques are those of video and sculpture which he recently brought together in his project ‘We Will Never Meet at that Age’. He created a self-portrait of his own ageing physiognomy and had it applied to himself, documenting his parents’ reaction to seeing their son at an age they will never meet in real life with a moving image piece, thus creating an impossible time breach in the fabric of his parents’ existence.


Artist Statement

My work mostly deals with the conceptual exploration of the facets and transformations of both human and individual identity in time. This has become a recurring theme in my work. By means of hyper-realistic and abstract work. I openly invite viewers to consider and reflect upon the importance of their own identity in time, also in regards to memory and the possibility of surpassing the boundaries conventionally bestowed on it.


Articles and Publications

The Telegraph 14th December 2018

The Telegraph 14th December 2018

The Guardian 14th December 2018

The Guardian 14th December 2018


Artist Valter Adam Casotto, interview about his work.


 

Contacts

Galley contact:

www.operagallery.com/london

Valter Adam Casotto:

Please contact me by email at:  valtercasotto@yahoo.it

or by phone at:  UK 0044 (0) 7469202272    IT. 0039 3481683198 


DAVID DI DONATELLO PRIZE 2016

Donatello's David prize for best makeup on 'Il Racconto dei Racconti' (Tale of Tales) by Matteo Garrone, along with Luigi D'andrea and G. Tamagnini . Award ceremony on 18th April 2016