Stefano Rubertelli is a self-thought fine art painter and sculptor since 1990. His predominant subjects were mostly still life, nudes, and portraits. his preferred media were the classic ‘oil on canvas’ and also the unusual Sanguigne charcoal. From 1990 to 1999 he held different personal exhibitions between Parma and Reggio Emilia, he also participated and won some art competitions like the “Citta di Parma” in and exhibited in Royal residence in Colorno (PR).
I 2000 he moved to London, where he graduated in Product Design at the Central St Martins University of the Arts. In 2015 he founded Rubertelli Design. Now fusing his skill in Art with Design he started to create unique limited edition lighting and furnishing complements returning to a more artisanal, individual, and artistic approach to products of everyday use.
Between 2012 and 2013 was also working as a foreign correspondent for the Italian art magazine L’URLO.
In 2014, during a short period in Italy, he realized the iconic BIKE sculpture, donated to the city of San Benedetto del Tronto.
In 2011 he was. present with his interpretation of San Sebastian at the collective PUERTO SEBASTIAN in Florence (IT), an exhibition curated by the Art Critic Luciano and the Scardino.
Since being in London he was still working with portraits and highly figurative acrylic paintings even if the establishment of his Design company, Rubertelli Design, was absorbing most of his time.
The Covid19 London lockdown is been the launch platform of another more intense approach to fine art with a completely different and instinctive approach to it. Now his works are more focused on fantasy landscapes that originate from instinctive initial splashes on the canvas that, driven by the inner mood and sense of peace reflected by the empty metropolis, develop in peaceful landscapes that are a reflection of the mood of those incomparable lockdown days.
His works are now mostly made with acrylic colors on medium-large canvases. He is soon planning a post lockdown solo exhibition in London.