Alberto de Michele was born raised in a town not far from Venice till the age of ten. At that age he moved to the Netherlands. During school holidays he was introduced in the world of his father back in Italy. A world full with gambling addicts and criminals.
Alberto de Michele realized that his background enabled him to enter worlds that are inaccessible to most people, but also that the distance created by the translation of a personal story or experience into an artwork made it possible for me to look in a different way and from multiple perspectives at the shadowy reality of the underworld to which his own father also belonged.
In his work he explores the tension which exists between the codes of conduct prevailing in that parallel reality and the customary moral codes in the regular ‘upper world’.