Kline Academy Assistant Studio Manager + Instructor



Matteo Di Ventra

Matteo Di Ventra is an Italian born artist whose obsession with comic books and video games led him to obsessively draw any chance he could. To cultivate his artistic passions, he attended Laguna College of Art and Design and graduated in the Spring of 2020. The school's heavy emphasis on figurative oil painting and classical drawing was an overwhelming challenge for Matteo, but it eventually led to a love and reverence for the tradition of representational painting.

His work consists of portraits, fairytale inspired scenes, and intimate figure studies. He also enjoys creating digital artwork from his imagination that borrows inspiration from video game art and vintage illustrations.

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