Nerone, Sergio Terzi (b.1939), is a painter, sculptor, writer, poet and musician.
Being the oldest of seven children who grew up in poverty with an alcoholic and abusive father.
Autodidact, he started painting at the age of thirty, the creation of each and every one of his artworks has always been, is and always will be a way to release deep-rooted emotions which stir up inside and are best let out through this surreal ability of creation that god has given him—his mentor, Antonio Ligabue, was one of the most important Naïve artists of the 20th century.
As recovering from the disease and day by day losing a part of his wife, the big love of his life, to the invasive Alzheimer's disease, until after almost 14 years of suffering she passed away in the autumn of 2012… life has been challenging to say the least.
As time went by, his painting evolved. Initially each canvas was focused on life; they were dominated by the enchantment of pure, decisive and intense oil colors. From the end of the nineties onwards, Nerone takes a more abstract direction, pursuing a new creative freedom. In 2002 he turned over a new leaf, creating very informal and personal work in a non-representative dimension of solely color and matter, with results that amaze for the artist's ability to master new materials (enamels) and techniques. A new style of images of which the great strength and relevance grasp and pull in the onlooker.