Licio was born in Udine, To comprehend his artistic life you can’t neglect his belonging to his homeland of the Friuli region and his truest and most profound values of a rustic life that he has made his own and not revisited as a faded memory. The artworks of Licio Passon show a method pertaining mostly to Austrian influenced art, welcomes one with a feeling of well-being. His art represents four main themes: Venice, still life, portraits and landscapes.
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 essence of the man that Saturno has been portraying, painting and explaining for so many years is Heaven and Hell, crime and holiness, passion and purity, evil and good… but as the several chromatic nuances, he knows well how to measure the personality shades, the psychological aptitudes and the possible psychopathologies of each single character he represents, in an endless game of unusual beauty and utmost visual completeness - Franco Savadori, 2014