Marco Grassi, a talented Italian artist was born in Reggio Emilia on May 6, 1987, where he currently lives and works. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna. Marco chose to devote himself full time to painting, a passion that accompanies him since he was a child. Line quality and delicacy in the colors are fundamental aspects of his painting. Fascinated by the changes of body and personality, he tries to reinterpret the human forms through metamorphosis and other contamination. The characters of his painting, Marco Grassi does not think it’s fair to call it hyper-realistic, since most of his paintings are not. The subjects depicted in fact suffer contamination, the metamorphosis that effectively exclude them from the category of hyperrealist. He does not find it correct to draw a parallel between these two arts too tight, that is, between painting and photography. Marco sees it only as a means, a technological tool in order to reach a certain result in painting.