biography

LIFE

 

Self-portrait, Enrico Sapio

I was born in Naples in 1979 and I grew up in the fantastic island of Ischia until my adolescence, where my creativity was nourished from the artists which have most influenced me: the paintings of my grandfather Enrico Sapio and my uncle Maurizio Sapio have been great examples of expression and communication.

My father Sergio Sapio (art teacher and jeweller) was able to transmit important values, necessary to reinforce my artistic vein and my continuous quest for freedom; while my mother, Rita Del Noce (writer, poetess and journalist), taught me to appreciate classical music and literature since I was a child, stimulating my sensibility.

 

The passion for “computer graphics” started in 1986, at the age of only 7, when I have seen a mouse used to design on the screen for the first time, a “witchcraft” that has marked the beginning of my leaning towards the powerful AMIGA 500 and the bitmap design software Deluxe Paint.

 

In 1993, I moved to Campobasso (regional capital of Molise) with my family, where I finished tourism, art history and web design courses. In 2001, I specialised in digital design and 2D animation in “Flash”.

 

 

Meanwhile, I continued my personal search for figurative art throughout graphics, design and, especially, photography. I must confess that I always felt particularly attracted by surrealism.

 

In 2005, I received my first acknowledgement for a digital work, and, subsequently, I was internationally awarded, especially in the field of digital photography.

 

In 2009, I moved again, but this time I crossed the borders to settle down in Spain. Logroño and Barcelona are the cities where I live.

 

In Spain I have had the possibility to approach some public figures, such as:

  • the fashion designer Antonio Mirò, in a fashion show organized near the French coast;
  • the tennis player Rafael Nadal, during a game of golf in Palma de Mallorca;
  • the ambassador of Italy, Stefano Sannino, thanks to the association DuePassi;
  • the soul singer George McCrae.

Daniel Vulic in compagnia di Rafa Nadal foto Paolo Sapio
Daniel Vulic in compagnia di Rafa Nadal foto Paolo Sapio
George Mccrae e Paolo Sapio a Mallorca
George Mccrae e Paolo Sapio a Mallorca
Festa della Repubblica Italiana con l'Ambasciatore Stefano Sannino e Paolo Sapio
Festa della Repubblica Italiana con l'Ambasciatore Stefano Sannino e Paolo Sapio
Preparando una sfilata con Toni Mirò
Preparando una sfilata con Toni Mirò

Nowadays, I still continue my professional career supporting clients like:

I have also been project creator and co-founder of the Riojan-Italian Assocation “Due Passi” as well as author of the documentary Sagasta 360“, a project supported by the Culture Department of La Rioja.

 

In the meantime, I continue my job as ‘visual creator’ for the project “Percussioni Ketoniche” entitled “CAMPANA E SONUS” of the master Giulio Costanzo in cooperation with “l’Antica Pontificia fonderia Marinelli di Agnone“.

 

 

AWARDS

  • 2017 Special award “International Contest Audiovisual works Marzio Rosi” with the video “ULTRA NA SARA’ TENGA TOGO”;
  • 2015 Finalist video “International Contest Audiovisual works Marzio Rosi” with the video “Finis Totalis”;
  • 2010 Special mention Fotoespaña gyncana fotografica Madrid;
  • 2010 Special mention Pamplona-Playboy Photography Contest;
  • 2009 “Fresh M.I.L.K. Photography Prize” (New Zeland);
  • 2008 “National Geographic Italy” Special mention national contest;
  • 2008 Medal “F.I.A.F.” (Federazione Italiana Associazioni Fotografiche) National Competition;
  • 2008 First prize and special mention Nature Competition, Ischia (NA);
  • 2008 Best author and medal F.I.A.F. National Contest Roccaravindola;
  • 2007 Arte Laguna VENEZIA special mention international contest;
  • 2007 First prize National Contest “dignità e solidarietà”;
    2007 Best author National Contest “Dignità a solidarietà”;
  • 2007 Best author, contest “La festa del grano” Jelsi (CB);
  • 2006 Special mention contest “festa dei Misteri” Campobasso (CB);
  • 2006 First prize Photography Comptetition “la notte bianca di Campobasso” (CB);
  • 2006 Second prize National contest Ischia (NA);
  • 2006 Best portrait International Photograpy Contest “Immagine nei passi”;
  • 2006 Second prize Contest “la festa del grano” Jelsi (CB);
  • 2005 Prize “Pagine bianche d’autore” National illustration competition (Italia);
Il consigliere comunale Giovanni Di Cristinzi premia il miglior Under 29 Paolo Sapio
Il consigliere comunale Giovanni Di Cristinzi premia il miglior Under 29 Paolo Sapio
2008 Mejor autor y medalla F.I.A.F. Concurso nacional Roccaravindola;
"Bea Caotika"
"Bea Caotika"
2008 Mejor autor y medalla F.I.A.F. Concurso nacional Roccaravindola;
"San Fermin & Playboy"
"San Fermin & Playboy"
2010 mención especial concurso fotográfico Pamplona-Playboy
"La  luce negli occhi"
"La luce negli occhi"
2006 Segundo premio concurso nacional de fotografía de Ischia (NA);
"Chiaro amore raccolto"
"Chiaro amore raccolto"
2008 Medalla “F.I.A.F.” (Federazione Italiana Associazioni Fotografiche) Concorso Nazionale Fotografia;
"Tetti"
"Tetti"
2006 Segundo premio concurso “la festa del grano” Jelsi (CB);
"Fotografi"
"Fotografi"
2006 Mención especial concurso “festa dei Misteri” di Campobasso (CB);
"Vorticoso fulcro della natura"
"Vorticoso fulcro della natura"
2008 Primer premio y mención especial concurso sulla natura, Ischia (NA);
"Confini invisibili"
"Confini invisibili"
2007 Mejor autor concurso nacional de fotografía “Dignità a solidarietà”;
"Nota heredadas"
"Nota heredadas"
2010 mención especial Fotoespaña gyncana fotografica Madrid;
Premiazione
Premiazione
2010 mención especial Fotoespaña gyncana fotografica Madrid;
"Phantasmagoria"
"Phantasmagoria"
2007 Arte Laguna VENEZIA mención especial concurso Internacional;
"I pagliaccielli"
"I pagliaccielli"
2006 Primer premio concurso fotográfico “la notte bianca di Campobasso” (CB);
"Costruttrici di tradizione"
"Costruttrici di tradizione"
2007 Mejor autor concurso “La festa del grano” Jelsi (CB);
"Luturistic street" | London
"Luturistic street" | London
2008 “National Geographic Italia” mención especial concurso nacional;
"Chiaro amore raccolto"
"Chiaro amore raccolto"
2009 “Fresh M.I.L.K. Photography Prize” (New Zeland);
"Privazione"
"Privazione"
2007 Primer premio concurso nacional de fotografía “dignità e solidarietà”;
"Il re del nulla" | model: Sergio Sapio
"Il re del nulla" | model: Sergio Sapio
2006 Mejor retrato concurso internacional de fotografía “Immagine nei passi”;
"Il mondo a vista d'occhio"
"Il mondo a vista d'occhio"
2005 Premio “Pagine bianche d’autore” concurso nacional (Italia) de ilustración;
Premiazione
Premiazione
2005 Premio “Pagine bianche d’autore” concurso nacional (Italia) de ilustración;

 

 

PROGETTI

Campana e Sonus
(Percussioni Ketoniche)

 

Silvia Phoe

 

Sagasta 360

 

GiornoSpeciale.it

 

 

 

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