Born in Verona on May 9, 1928 he died on February 14, 2018 and worked in his hometown overall. After having attended the Art Institute “N. Nani”, being a student of artists such as Orazio Pigato and Pino Casarini he began his artistic career as a scenographer and drafter. He exhibited in Paris, London, Brussels, Krakow, Zurich, Hong Kong, Milano, Genova, Verona and many other Italian cities.
Remarkable, was the exhibition held at the Gallery “San Giorgeto” (Verona), where the artist exhibited twenty paintings themed “Piazza delle Erbe in Verona”. In this collection, Berico focused his attention on Piazza Erbe, portraying one of Verona’s historical center squares in ever-changing scenarios (both for technique and composition aspects) and sometimes using its features as a symbolic element to convey political, moral and social messages.
Another recurring theme for this artist is the “Corrida”, where a distorted humanity distorts reality by turning it into a huge tauromachy: “What remains of myth and hero after the event?” Shreds and pieces that will be devoured and forgotten but that could also be “feeding food” for a new generation to come.
Alberico realized also a cycle of works of surrealistic inspiration, owned by the Franciscan Museum of Reggio Emilia, and visible there in a permanent exhibition. The collection follows the life of San Francesco d’Assisi inspired by Thomas Da Celano’s two books “Lives” where the author gives an already detached interpretation of the Francesco’s surreal life. Of those 35 canvas, 12 have been spread around the world, reproduced in a collection of 12 postcards translated in 6 languages.
Art that provokes a multitude of emotions and at the same time conveys important messages. He is continuously looking for the most appropriate way to express himself – irony, sarcasm, paralipsis – and to hold up the mirror to humanity developing a real anthropological research throughout his life and artistic production.
Different media such as newspapers, magazines, radio and TV have been talking about the Alberico’s work. Father A. Bergamaschi, his mentor and professor of science of education at the University of Verona wrote: “Berico’s art is somewhat magnetic, where the eikon (image) engages all our aesthetic fiber, but also a type of art in which the logos (thought) forces us to meditate about ourselves and the whole reality. “
Berico loves putting anything down on paper or canvas to create a work with the public, even better with children, because true art is also game, involvement and spontaneous movement of the soul.