Lorenzo Sperlonga was born in Rome in 1969. At the age of 16, he began his career as an illustrator and a graphic designer for advertising agencies and small publishers. In those first few years, he soon realized that painting was his true calling, and little by little he focused his artistic interests entirely towards sci-fi, fantasy and erotica.
As his covers started to appear in Australia, South America and Eastern Europe, the American market opened its doors to Lorenzo in 1998. Lorenzo moved to Los Angeles, where he began his collaboration with Larry Flynt Publications, as well as many other publishers such as Avalanche, Aeg, Sizzle, Fort Ross. However, in Lorenzo’s words, the “real big one” happened in 2000 when he became a cover artist for historical fantasy comics magazine Heavy Metal.
As an internationally acclaimed pin up artist he moves from glamour to fetish, from pulp to fantasy, he always paints the most provocative girls in their most suggestive behaviors. He exclusively works with old fashion techniques as acrylics, watercolors, pencils and occasionally in oils.
His work is currently exhibited in art galleries in London Paris, Amsterdam, Sidney, New York, Las Vegas, Chicago and Los Angeles. Lorenzo’s past work is published in five different books: The Art of Lorenzo Sperlonga, Dirty Works, Poison Apples, Steampunk Dolls and Queens.
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