Petrone (b. 1975, Brazil) studied Applied Linguistics at Birkbeck College, University of London and attended Abstract Art and Portrait Painting at Mary Ward Centre, London. Petrone is interested in the effect of language as it shapes human experience, in particular the study of gender identity, culture and post-colonial discourse. In these studies and interests he finds his artistic expression. In his practice, he uses charcoal, oil, acrylics and pastels, as well as writing and other means such as upcycling and collage, to reflect upon the human condition and the uneasiness of our cultural identities and their enactments. Naturally attracted to painting figurative expressionism, pop realism and narratives, Petrone visits the beautiful and the happy, as well as the eerie and the grotesque in his artwork. Petrone works and lives in London, United Kingdom.