Sculptor & Painter
A sculptor and painter, for over thirty years Lello Esposito has focused his research on the
relationship between contemporary art and tradition, through the reflection and artistic revisiting
of the symbols of Neapolitan culture: Pulcinella, the mask, the egg, the skull, the volcano, San
Gennaro and the horn, in their various possible expressions and metamorphoses.
Internationally recognized for his ability to work on the archetypes, symbols and cultural imagery
of the city of Naples, Lello Esposito likes to define himself as a ‘cult artist’ in relation to his
personal research and experimentation that, over time, has enabled him to contribute significantly
to the creation of new forms of interpretation and representation of traditional Neapolitan icons.
The artist’s studio is now located in Palazzo Sansevero, in the premises that once housed the
workshops of Prince Raimondo di Sangro, while the showroom, located in the same historic
building, is in the palace’s ancient stables.
Lello Esposito has taken part in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Italy and abroad, and his
works are included in several national and international private and public collections.