Hi, I’m Simone Zoccante an Italian natural history illustrator and paleoartist, with a deep-rooted knowledge in zoology, natural history, and paleontology.
While a scientific exhibition has as its primary interest and purpose being informative and accurate, and only secondarily engaging, an artistic exhibition places sensations and emotions evoked by the paintings at the forefront.
As an artistic choice, I have decided to exclusively dedicate myself to naturalistic subjects such as animals and landscapes. I believe that art can be an excellent way to bring the right focus to environmental issues and help people feel more involved in the awareness and preservation of the environment, while also discovering its history and evolution.
Another characteristic of my exhibited works is their large dimensions. I believe that the immersiveness provided by a large painting and the possibility to depict subjects at life size are a new frontier in the visual and artistic narration of natural environments.