Michelangelo Lacagnina was born in Caltanissetta in 1967. His first encounter with art happened at a very young age: at just 5 years old, he decided to draw the 40 cards of the Sicilian deck. Since then he has been painting, sculpting, engraving, inlaying and generally expanding his knowledge of the oil, tempera, charcoal and mosaic techniques in an expressive style that has been distinctively his own from the outset. After becoming certified as an art instructor, he took a teaching degree in Art and Set Design and later specialised in interior design in Palermo. He paints on glass, wood, ceramic and other materials. His creations are imbued with a deep sense of attachment to Sicily, whose landscape and unique light he interprets in an absolutely original way. His latest collection is titled “Mediterranean Suggestions”.
Enamel and oil, 60 x 151 x 68.2 cm The scenes that decorate this refrigerator are inspired by one of Sicily’s most traditional maritime activities: line fishing. On the front panel, two fishermen pull an exceptionally large octopus from the water, set against a background of the rocky, jagged coast of Aci Trezza and the slopes of Mount Etna. On one sie, the rays of the sun illuminate two small fish fleeing a predator, while on the other, the glow of the moon reveals a vigorous swordfish attacking a lantern that swings from a boat. On the top, an agile fish eludes a fisherman’s hook.