Elso Schiavo

Elso Schiavo takes his motto from German philosopher Fredrich von Schiller: “Ernst is das Leben. Heiter is die Kunst” [Life is serious. Art is cheerful.] And cheerful Schiavo’s works definitely are. His medium is acrylic on linen; his subjects come from his imagination, sense of humor and irony. With the surrealists, Schiavo shares a fascination with titles. Strange, often funny-ironic titles and the picture content always belong together for Schiavo.