Poggio Di Poggio is a former Buddhist monk converted into an artist.
All his paintings are made with mindfulness.
“I strive to express the spiritual nature of the universe”
Poggio Di Poggio is a Franco-Belgian artist based in Bruges
Student of an Italian Master in Rome and a Van der Kelen Academy graduate in Brussels, he has been trained as a decorative painter for 3 years before travelling around the world to create frescoes and trompe l’oeil (marbles, woods or stones imitations) in private homes and public places.
After 10 years of practice as an artisan decorative painter he gradually became a full artist painter, working on academic canvas. He exhibited in New York, Paris and Casablanca in the 2000s.
At the age of 40 he abruptly abandoned creation to devote his life to buddhism. After 8 years of monastic life, travels in Japan and South East Asia, including a 10 months retreat as a hermit in a Thai forest, he understood that he had to return to Europe and pursue his life as an artist with the aim to express the spiritual nature of the universe.
Exhibitions & Prizes
2022 Nov 25-27
2021 Nov 26-28
Since 2020 The Artling Gallery (Singapore) Visit the online gallery
Gallery Biesenbach (Cologne)
2020 Dec 13-29 Art Matters 2 (online exhibition) « Honorable mention »
Luxembourg Art Prize (Luxembourg)
2020 Encouragement from the jury and invitation to continue from the museum