VDMFK - Vereinigung der Mund- und Fussmalenden
Künstler in aller Welt, e. V.


Born: 16.06.1966
Birthplace: Rom
Member of AMFPA since: 2007
Painting Method: Mouth painter

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Short Biography

Until 1985 Luca Bucchi lived in his native town where he also attended school. In 1985 he was called up for military service and moved to Pisa, where he trained to become a paratrooper. Subsequently he was transferred to Siena to a battalion of the Folgore. A few months after his transferral he had a grave accident that resulted in paralysis of his arms and legs and confined him to the wheelchair. From this time on, Luca Bucchi took refuge in a world of longing and of memories, which he continually commits to paper by writing and drawing. These new circumstances made him rediscover his passion for drawing.

When a friend of the family and wife of the artist Guerrino Collina learned about his passion for painting, she encouraged him to submit his works to the Association of Mouth and Foot Painting Artists Worldwide. The Association found his works interesting and granted him a scholarship. This afforded him the opportunity to improve his painting technique by attending painting courses at an art school in Rome. This is also the school where he earned the diploma “art teacher“. Later on he enrolled at the academy of fine arts in Rome. He was unable to finish his studies due to enormous difficulties in his everyday life, but among his acquaintances were professors and artists from whom he learned the “trade“. In 2004 he was admitted to the Association as an Associate Member. He became a Full Member of VDMFK in 2007.

His membership of VDMFK enables Luca Bucchi to take part in large exhibitions and show his works in different cities such as Rome and Madrid. His style of painting that some art critics define as being surrealistic-metaphysical is always based on the object and on space. But Luca also likes to paint landscapes full of atmosphere.