Luca Pignatelli was born in 1962 in Milan where he lives and works.
Through his initial exhibitions he presented his vision of a poetically threatened world. His style has been defined by the critics as a sort of visionary realism that directly takes its cues from memory. A real summary of the first phase of his artistic research can be detected in the exhibition at the Galleria Poggiali e Forconi in 1996, where warplanes, heavy vehicles and locomotives are turned into symbols of power. This is followed by the Fiera di Basilea, the Premio Cairo Communication in 2000 and art shows in the USA.
In 2012 a solo show took place at the Galleria Poggiali e Forconi followed in 2011 by a retrospective at the Istituto Nazionale della Grafica in Roma as well as exhibitions of his work at the MAMAC in Nizza and at the Mann in Napoli. Three shows in New York at the Annex Plus White Box, at the Ethan Cohen Fine Arts in 2006 and at the Generous miracles in 2004 followed by a show at the Galerie Daniel Templon in Paris and a solo show at the Galerie Mudimadue in Berlin in 2005. Among his group shows were Coexistence at the MAXXI in Roma and the 53rd Biennale in Venice Venezia.