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Luigi Benedicenti (born 1948) is a Photorealist painter from Torino, Italy, recognized for his seductive representations of sweets, pastries, and other still life compositions. Benedicenti’s sensual use of light, reflection, and his invisible brush strokes make his gloss-like paintings seem edible enough to eat.

Luigi Benedicenti was born in Torino, Italy, in 1948. He has had an impressive exhibition history with solo exhibitions throughout Italy and New York City. Benedicenti’s work is published in a number of publications and exhibition catalogues including Architectural Digest.

2014 – “Photorealism: The Everyday Illuminated,” Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California

2011 – “Decadenza Dolce,” Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York, New York

2010 – “Three person show,” Galleria d’Arte Stefano Forni, Bologna, Italy

2008 – “La Dolce Vita,” Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York, New York

2003 – Galleria Marieschi, Milano (presented by Luciana Baldrighi and Claudio Malberti)

2000 – Galleria Forni, Bologna, Italy

1998 – Galleria Davico, Torino, Italy

1997  – Galleria Forni, Bologna, Italy

1997 – Galleria Davico, Torino, Italy

1997 – Fiera Internazionale d’Arte Contemporanea, Milano, Italy

1997 – Galleria Rotta, Genova, Italy

1997 – Mole Vanvitelliana, Ancona, Italy

1996 – Artefiera, Bologna, Italy

1996 – Galleria Il Quadrato, Chieri, Italy

1995 – Fiera Internazionale d’Arte Contemporanea, Milano, Italy

1995 – Palazzo Lomellini, Civica Galleria d’Arte Contemporanea, Carmagnola, Italy

1994 – LineaArt, Gent, Belgium

1994 – ArtExpo, Bari, Italy

1993 – Galleria Civica, Chieri, Italy

1993 – Galleria Il Segno, Udine, Italy

1992 – Palazzo dei Congressi Villa Ormond, San Remo, Italy

1992 – Salone di Settembre, Palazzo delle Zitelle, Venezia, Italy

1991 – Galleria Davico, Torino, Italy

1990 – Galleria Il Quadrato, Chieri, Italy

1979 – Galleria La Clessidra, Torino, Italy

1976 – Palazzo Kursall, Pallanza, Italy

1975 – Galleria Fogliato, Torino, Italy