Robert Buratti grew up with a strong interest in visual art from an early age and a fascination for the Renaissance masters. After graduating high school, he was awarded a Bachelor of Arts from Macquarie University with majors in English literature, cultural and critical theory and psychology. While studying he began his career working for a number of commercial art galleries in Sydney, before continuing to a Master of Arts Administration at the prestigious College of Fine Arts/ UNSW.
He is the curator for the City of Armadale, Curator for the Minnawarra Art Awards, Past President of the Friends of the Art Gallery of WA, Past Editor of Artifacts Magazine (Art Gallery of WA), a member and sponsor of The Blake Society, founding President of the national art guild, Collective777, and has been awarded a number of international residencies and prizes for his own artwork across Australia, China and the USA.
His work is chiefly concerned with the role of the spiritual within contemporary art, and the talismanic and tranformational power of the image. Influenced by the approach and experimentation of artists such as James Gleeson, Andre Breton, Aleister Crowley, Paul Gauguin and Pablo Picasso, his work seeks a balance between the seen and unseen, the technical and the intuitive. In 2007, he relocated to Western Australia, establishing his own fine art gallery in 2011 in North Fremantle, and a second print gallery in 2013 in Fremantle CBD before relocating the business to the inner-city suburb of Subiaco in 2015.