Mario Malfer


Mario Malfer

The internationally acclaimed Italian artist was born in Garda, Italy in June 1941, where he continues to reside. He studied at the ‘Instituto Di Bella Arti’ and successfully completed his formal education at the school of Vittorio Viviani and Gino Meloni and the ‘Paolo Borsa’ college in Monza.

He is well known for numerous personal exhibitions and has taken part in important competitions with great success; he won the ‘Arte’ prize in 1998. This is one of the most important national competitions, due to the number of quality participants, as well as the demanding standards set by the judges. On winning the prize, he exhibited his work in the ‘Finarte’ in Milan and Rome. Exacting analysis of Malfer’s works has shown him to be one of the most interested and gifted artists of the new generation.

Malfer sees a landscape not only as it is now, but also envisions the history of the depicted region with the generations that lived throughout the centuries and have left their traces on the region. Roman Columns, Etruscan stones, Renaissance Arches…give Malfer’s paintings a kaleidoscope like surface.