Bert (Andrea Mario Bertocchi) was educated to the arts since he was a child. He graduated in painting with honours from the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, in 2014, with the essay “The sky as producer of images: parallelism between John Constable and Gerhard Richter”. He recently graduated with honours from a two-year specialisation in painting at the Bologna Fine Arts Academy with the essay "Atlas revolt: the celestial radical change and the new evolution of arts and society.”
His poetic was strongly influenced by independent studies in history, philosophy, mysticism and alchemy. He’s actively participating to various workshops and exhibitions in galleries and museums in Italy and abroad.
Bert's works essentially depict small portions of sky, bits of infinity enclosed by a frame. Some vitrified cloverleaf appear sometimes on the surface of the canvas, with a slender stem that rises strong and proud to be in the foreground, giving substance to such an abstraction, such a spirituality. Sometimes the author seems to track his thoughts by inserting small clues in the titles he assigns to his works. In some cases, he mentions the pages of the volumes where he carefully placed the small leaves to dry.