Born in Viareggio in Italy, Emanuele moved to London in 1976 after studying at the Liceo Aristico in Carrara. He was attracted by the "gothic horror" of 1970's Britain. "I lived in Florence where there is beauty and light everywhere, but for some Italians the gloom and doom of northern Europe is exciting, strange and exotic."
He has exhibited in regular one-man shows in London galleries and his work is held in private collections throughout the world. The etchings selected for this exhibition consist of work executed for his last exhibition at La Galleria, Pall Mall. Entitiled Geometrical Figures the exhibition was inspired by the triangle, the circle and the square.
Emanuele says: "I have combined my passion for the human figure with these three simple geometrical forms which are universal symbols of different aspects of nature and man's body and soul. Geometry is the way in which we measure the world and the space that surrounds us. My multi-limbed figures lend themselves to make complex geometrical compositions, and the empty spaces they create around them within the frame are as important as the figures themselves, in the same way as the space around us is so vital to our own well being."