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 decorations of this refrigerator are inspired by the Opera dei Pupi, or puppet theatre, one of the most evocative expressions of popular art that dates back to the first half of the 19th century according to some, even to the 16th century according to others. In the puppet theatre, the features of the famous characters of the Carolingian cycle are conflated with those of traditional Sicilian folklore. A trinacria, emblem of Sicily, adorns the top.