An artist’s touch on the fences at Jumping Verona. Or at least on one of the fences included the courses designed by chef de piste Uliano Vezzani for the Longines FEI Show Jumping World Cup™ events.
The planks making up one of these fences were painted by Andrea Baleri, a 42-year-old artist, who has suffered from spastic tetraparesis from birth. He was born in Bergamo but now lives in Albino. Baleri graduated from the Art High School and the Academy of Fine Arts in Carrara and held his first personal exhibition in 2002 (“Quick Movements”), which has since been followed by numerous personal and group shows. Andrea paints while sitting in a wheelchair and his works – in a contemporary style – are characterized by bold dashes of colour, applied with long brushes or even using the wheels themselves, touches that become an authentic gesture of expressiveness.