Trento/Verona | Italy
De Iorio Collection
Mauro De Iorio, radiologist and healthcare entrepreneur
Ancient art was his father's passion and, as often happens, Mauro De Iorio chose another path and dedicated himself to contemporary art, even if, in the first works he bought, there were references to ancient art. One example is the first purchase in 2002: "Orfeo" (1988) by Giulio Paolini, followed by numerous other works. Emotional component and symbolic dimension are the levers that determine the choice of a work.
The entire collection is influenced by his profession: medicine, diagnostics, investigation of the human body are recurring themes. "I like to live together with the works I buy, to have a continuous relationship". No art advisor suggests purchases, the passion is shared with his wife Federica. Together they carried out a research among contemporary artists attending fairs and events in the world and turning their attention, above all, to young people who are more sensitive to the demands of the contemporary world. "Mine is only a passion for art, it is not economic speculation".