Nunzio Paci – Arterial Roots

Nunzio Paci Wind

The Wind That Sculpts Your Veins  100×100 cm  Oil and pencil on canvas, 2014

Nunzio Paci Relic

Relic  100×100 cm  Oil and pencil on canvas, 2014

Nunzio Paci Root

Root  60×60 cm Pencil and oil on canvas, 2013

Nunzio Paci Pregnant Forest

Pregnant Forest 100×100 cm Pencil, oil, enamel on canvas, 2013

Nunzio Paci Roots

The Roots Made Me See, the Soil Made Me Breathe  130×100 cm  Oil and pencil on canvas, 2014

Nunzio Paci Branches

I Will Keep Your Branches, I Will Repudiate Your Flesh  60×60 cm  Oil and pencil on canvas, 2014

Italian artist Nunzio Paci composes his paintings as if they were in a dissection atlas, adding scribbled notes and inserting surgical tool-clad hands. But he also integrates elements of nature in such a subtle manner that you might miss them at first. The anatomy is such a deep gritty color, contrasting against the lighter sketches of trees and birds.

Nunzio says of his work,

“My whole work deals with the relationship between man and Nature, in particular with animals and plants. The focus of my observation is body with its mutations. My intention is to explore the infinite possibilities of life, in search of a balance between reality and imagination.”

The relationship between nature and the body is a common theme in anatomical art. Recently we’ve featured the detailed root work of Thadé and the flora and fauna infused collages of Bedelgeuse. The ideas always fluctuating between the body emerging from nature or returning to it.

View more of Nunzio Paci’s stunning work at