Lucio “Basik” Bolognesi lives and works in Rimini, Italy.
He has been active since the beginning of the Nineties as a graffiti writer and has developed his personal style switching from spray paint to a broader range of media over the years, mixing the
eye and approach of a graffiti writer with inspirations from Italian medieval and renaissance masters onward, as well as influences from modern and contemporary art.
The essential and well-defined features of his works thinly remind of his graphic designer background, whilst the material approach of his latest production enlightens the need of a more intense connection between the artist, the subject depicted and the support.
His figurative works lately focus especially on hands’ gestures and take inspiration from distinctive traits in popular culture, religious imagery and symbolism.
At the end of the Nineties he is awarded by the specialized magazine Aelle as one of the three most influential graffiti writers of his country.
In 2007 his paintings are featured in the huge collective showStreet Art Sweet Art at PAC (Contemporary Art Pavilion) in Milan, that definitely officialised the street art movement in Italy.
Basik has exhibited his work in San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, Berlin and Milan, among other cities.