Severo Gog was born in Genoa on October 3, 1959 and attended the Liceo Artistico Nicola Barabino from 1973 to 1977. One year before obtaining his graduation, in 1976, he won the fifth competition on "resistance values" organized by the provincial administration of Genoa with a statuary work of iron and steel. He has exhibited for the first time at Palazzo Reale, in 1978, together with the most promising young artists of the last decade. Between the years 1977 and 1978 he made his entry into the theatrical environment, from which he drew inspiration for some of his works, working as a director, designer and director of costumes; Between 1981 and 1983 has provided its collaboration for the development of the underground theatrical play "Nero" directed by Pino Guario. In the period immediately following he fell into a deep depressive phase that lasted until the early 1990s, causing his artistic production to become extremely recluded and eventually led to the refusal to exhibit his works in public. In 1996 has agreed, for the first time after more than ten years, that his works were exhibited at the gallery of Prato dei Miracoli in Pisa and in three subsequent productions in the years 1998, 1999 and 2000; respectively within the exhibition "Is this tomorrow? ", in Palazzo Spinola's gallery and in Palazzo della Commenda di San Giovanni di Pre.