He was born in Foggia in 1958. Naturally brought to drawing, and to painting. He graduated from the State Institute of Art. In the 70s and 80s, the young Massimo is exuberant and volcanic, with a multifaceted creativity facing different themes, passing from the landscape to the human figure. Among the "artists" friends who frequented at that time, Andrea Pazienza is worthy of mention. In the early 80s he met the great master Renato Guttuso, from whom he took lessons. It is perfected in anatomical design and in the nude. In Urbino he specialized in the etching technique of etching, with the master F. Bertoni. In 1984, he attended the Free School of the Nude in Brescia and Milan, with Maestro M. Zuppelli. He studies the technique of screen printing and photography. His passion is portraits and the nude, intensely inspired by the ancient masters such as Caravaggio, Louis David, Tiziano, Moreau.
He paints in a contemporary key, past themes. The works of Guerra, are a perfect example of the neoclassical ideal and of realism, managing to transmit the passions and feelings that animate his characters, accentuated by the strong contrast created by the chiaroscuro that highlights the action and cancels the background. In 1994 he is in Milan. Explore different artistic realities, gaining experience in the fields of scenography and design. "ART IS EXPERIMENTING" will become his motto. Trendy rooms decorate in Milan.
The artist Guerra is a renowned portrait painter, such recognized professionalism, has led him to collaborate with well-known modeling agencies, organizing several vernissages with his majestic portraits in oil and acrylic inspired by famous Super Models such as Naomi Campbell, Eva Herzigova, Kate Moss, Carmen Kass, to name a few, actor Raz Degan and fashion designer Giorgio Armani. He has exhibited in several collective and personal exhibitions in Milan from 1996 to 2009. In Milan in 1999, the personal vernissage at the Camera della Moda, simultaneously with the photographic exhibition of the great photographer Bob Kriege. His works have been published in magazines of the sector: "Quadri e Sculture", "Arte", "A.D.", "Interior Design", "Mixer".