Angelo Accardi was born in a small town in southern Italy. He grew up inspired by traditional Italian art and modern interpretations of classical subjects. Always knowing he wanted to be an artist, he went to study fine arts at the Naples Academy of Art. Founded in 1752 by King Charles II it is one of the oldest and most prestigious schools in the country. Shortly after his formal education, Accardi opened his own studio in the early 1990s. This allowed him to continue studying painting and sculpture closer to his childhood home. The creation of the studio allowed Accardi to embark on a personal artistic journey where, to this day, he continues to develop some of the world's most intricate and enigmatic works in contemporary art. He continues to focus on the study of figures, both human and animated, and the spaces they inhabit. Accardi incorporates famous and recognizable works of art dating back centuries. Some already in the sculpture of ancient Rome and some more recently in the contemporary art of this decade. His "nod" to these artists encourages the audience to make connections between themselves and the artwork. As well as building relationships between characters within art with each other. His paintings are artistic conversations that expand over the centuries. They are playful, ironic, whimsical and deeply relevant. Today Accardi's artistic initiatives cross borders, exhibiting in many prestigious galleries around the world. In 2017 Eden Fine Art Gallery signed Accardi as one of its major contemporary talents. Since then he has had exclusive solo exhibitions in London and Mykonos, as well as intercontinental representations. Today, Accardi still lives and works in Italy, bringing his unique humorous eye to its contemporary expression. His works illustrate surreal visions of everyday life against realistic backdrops of urban landscapes. His pieces are enlivened by pictorial images from pop culture over the centuries, which in turn ironically reveal the evolution of visual language. Accardi has always been on the lookout for new sensations in art, and this has been a crucial component in the development of his unique artistic style.