Matteo Massagrande was born in Padua, Italy in 1959. Massagrande is an accomplished painter and a talented engraver. He has exhibited in over one hundred exhibitions internationally in the past 30 years. Matteo Massagrande’s desolate interiors are extraordinary feats of skill. At a time when many of the subtler processes of painting are in the course of being lost, probably forever, they exhibit a dazzling refinement of technique – something that clearly derives from an intensive study of the Old Masters, perhaps, most of all, Vermeer, since technical skill is here combined with an ultra-refined feeling for effects of light.