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Raffaele Minotto was born in Padova in 1969. He attended the Academy of Fine Arts, painting course, in Venice, where he graduated in 1991. His research focuses on the study of the figure and its interaction with the surrounding environment. He pays attention to the visual perception of images through the study of 'color field' and 'sign': in the paintings of recent years, in particular, he favors a balance, a dialogue between drawing and painting material.

Together with the painting he joins the incision, dedicated himself primarily to the technique of drypoint and etching. In 1995 he held his first solo exhibition, at the Center for History of Costume 'Ieri Attualità' of Padova and from that moment he begins to exhibit continuously his work. Via Euganea', exhibition created in Padova in 2003 by Giorgio Segato, documents well the hard work done over the years. In more recent times, in 2009, Minotto’s paintings has been selected for 'Contemplations' wide exposure edited by Alberto Agazzani, who proposed in the Sismondo Castle of Rimini an effective point of view on Italian painting. In 2010, he proposes a new cycle of works on the theme of 'reflections': the exhibition, entitled 'Natural Theaters' is hosted at Spazio Aref in Brescia. The following year he exhibited his most recent engravings in the exhibition 'Engraved Dialogues. The art of sign between Padua and Japan.': the exhibition by Carla Chiara Frigo is accompanied by a valuable catalog. In 2011 he was selected by Vittorio Sgarbi to represent his region as part of the 54th Biennale of Venice - Veneto Region Section. Immediately after is published the catalog 'Reflections' by Alberto Agazzani. The work of Minotto is reported in the volumes 'Painting in Venetian - The Twentieth Century (Mondadori Electa 2006) and Painting in Veneto - Dictionary of artists (Mondadori Electa, 2009).