The spatula, and sometimes the brush, transform the idea into figure.
Layers of colour – thick, almost edible – spread out on hardboard or canvas, give texture to the figures or the landscapes. This is the substance of Paolo Petrucci (who, by the way, is a filmmaker, too), a man and an artist proudly against the tide, a figurative artist in an age of abstraction at all costs.”

– Ruggero Martines, 2007