Full of the life and emotion of figurative art, the abstracts in Sebastian Alterera’s “Prosperity” series are made up of lively colors, shapes and textures. Born in New York, Alterera drew inspiration from his mother’s art and the experience of his father’s death. His art was greatly influenced by his surroundings in New York and San Fransisco as well as in Italy when he studied fine art. Partial to portraying the human figure, Alterera also utilizes alternative expressions of thick collage and drip painting.
Sebastian Alterera’s art harbors the essences of many places and influences. Born in New York City in 1964, he owes his passion for art to his mother, having accompanied her as she sold her sculptures on sidewalks and galleries. After moving to San Francisco, he found inspiration in the natural and man-made beauty of the region. With a BFA from the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, FL, and an MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design, he continued his studies in Naples, Italy, where, inspired by its culture and heritage, his art flourished.