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Bruno Perillo received a BFA from School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in 2002. His is currently based in New York City.
His aim is to discover a truth within his portraiture. His subjects are what he believes are compelling subjects of a new bohemian culture in the hope of conveying moments vulnerability and truth.
He is influenced by Italian Baroque and Nineteenth Century French Academies. These stylistic approaches combine the best in realist painting, adding a warm palette and chiaroscuro lighting harking back to the Italians.
By varying his oil painting technique between these two styles, Perillo is able to combine traditional aesthetics with contemporary ideas and modern forms.
His work has been exhibited extensively since 2004 and has won several awards.