Artist Robert Buratti grew up with a strong interest in visual art and a fascination with the Renaissance masters. His work is chiefly concerned with the role of the spiritual within contemporary art, and the talismanic and transformational power of the image.
Influenced by the approach and experimentation of artists (and philosophers) such as James Gleeson, Carl Jung, Andre Breton, Aleister Crowley, Paul Gauguin, and Pablo Picasso, his work seeks a balance between the seen and unseen, the technical and the intuitive.
He is the curator for the City of Armadale, Curator for the Minnawarra Art Awards, Past President of the Friends of the Art Gallery of WA, Past Editor of Artifacts Magazine (Art Gallery of WA), a member and sponsor of The Blake Society, founding President of the national art guild, Collective777, and has been awarded a number of international residencies and prizes for his own artwork across Australia, China and the USA.
Buratti is currently working on an international tour, which will be exhibiting the work of H.R. Giger (through 2019 – 2020), as well as the largest exhibition of Salvador Dali’s original artwork in Australia.