Michelangelo Russo (1962) is a visual artist and musician, born in Campobasso, capital of Southern Italy’s Molise Region.
From 1973-1980 he trained in the studio of well-known local artist, Franco Iannelli, who encouraged him to experiment with different techniques.
At the age of 18, he began to pursue a career in architecture and graphic design in Pescara and Rome.
Since 2003 he has focused solely on encaustic painting.
Michelangelo’s encaustic oeuvres display great depth, evident in his Bestia series, where amidst darkness the beast appears to dominate the frame.