Faced with the Covid-19 pandemic which is hitting Italy hard, the Neapolitan artist Gennaro Regina, one of whose favorite themes is Vesuvius, reacted in April 2020 by producing some "volcanic" works, which reveal as many artistic emotions than messages.
He put on his Facebook page less recent works related to the theme.
Creativity, spontaneity, improvisation, panache, explosiveness ... volcanic, all these qualifiers cannot define it. He will do it himself, saying:
" Sono figlio della pop art "
Born in 1965, into a family of publishers and booksellers of art books, he mixes painting and photography since the 80s.
He was influenced by the works of Andy Warhol and pop-art, a combination of graphic art, and advertising and artistic techniques, by Vesuvius and the Neapolitan traditions ... does he not bear the first name of a bishop famous for his interaction with the volcano?
His favorite themes are the Eruptions of Vesuvius, in all its colors, The Neapolitan landscapes, of Ischia, or Capri, and Homo Ludens, really very personal.
Vesuvius seen from the Bay of Naples - Work by Gennaro Regina / Picturesque Voyage Via Vittoria Colonna, 15b Napoli.