Simone Piccioni is a renowned Italian artist whose career has spanned various disciplines, including fine art, acting, theatre, photography, and filmmaking. Born and raised in Rome, Simone attended the Rome Academy of Fine Arts where he began to develop his artistic style, influenced by the works of Joan Mirò and Vincent Van Gogh. However, a chance opportunity in the entertainment industry led him to explore other artistic avenues, which ultimately enriched his creative process. 

After completing a successful TV series, Simone took a vacation to Australia and was deeply moved by its natural beauty. This experience reignited his passion for painting, and in 2005, he began to professionally exhibit his art to the world. He quickly established himself as one of the premier figurative Roman artists, known for his evocative paintings of his hometown city. As renowned Italian artist Paolo Giorgi described, Simone’s landscapes are “a place of poetry and enchantment” where “endless spaces are for Piccioni a wandering among itineraries with idyllic stops.” 

In recent years, Simone’s art has taken a new direction, delving into the infinite world of interiors and still life. He finds inspiration in the simplest of settings, such as his grandparents’ cellar, where he explores the stories and history behind objects that have been long forgotten. 

This focus on interiors and still life has earned Simone international acclaim, and his paintings are part of many important private collections, including those of the Prince of Qatar, the President of Italy, and Bulgari. Additionally, his works adorn official state buildings, prestigious hotel chains, and luxury residences all over the world. 

Simone currently lives and works in Sydney and continues to be commissioned by European government officials and palaces, including former Italian President Giorgio Napolitano

2023 holds great significance for Simone, as he has been bestowed the esteemed opportunity to showcase his artistic creations within the esteemed walls of Italy’s House of Representatives in the renowned city of Rome. This is a rare honour and privilege, one that speaks to the exceptional talent and skill possessed by Simone as an artist. The exhibit is sure to be a highlight of the year and a testament to Simone’s dedication and passion for his hometown of Rome and his craft. 

Through his paintings, Simone aims to show the beauty in our society, even in its supposed ugliness, as he believes that there is always beauty to be magnified

Simone and his partner moved from Italy to Sydney in 2021. Simone currently paints and resides in Lane Cove. 

Exhibition details: 

Exhibition details:

Frances Keevil at Studio W – till Sunday April 2, 2023 

Wednesday – Sunday 10am – 5pm 

6 Bourke Street Woolloomooloo

Bus & Train Routes to Gallery:

Bus 311 Alight Bourke Street nr Nicholson Street, 30 seconds walk
Bus 324 325 Alight on William Street, before Palmer Street, approx 7 minutes walk
Bus 441 Art Gallery of NSW 4 mins walk
Train Kings Cross Station, approx 7 mins walk
Walk from St James/Town Hall/Martin Place approx 15 mins walk

Featured image – Simone Piccioni ‘Depth Of Nature’