1. What’s your story? Where are you from?
I was born in a really small town in the north of Italy. I use to draw since when I was a little child. At school my art teacher was rejecting me, because he said I was no talented and it was better for me to quit with art. Actually it was the best thing that could happened to me.
2. Tell us about your aesthetic.
It came from my childhood: from the 60’s and 70’s stylish I was sourranded, as Hanna&Barbera’s cartoon I used to watch on tv or Miroslav Sasek picture books I used to look at small library of my hometown. I just take what I was in love with in those years and make them mine, mixed them up with my architecture past. Because I quit my art school projects and I go to an architect institute which gave me those kind of “geometric” point of view.
3. What is your favourite medium and why?
Pencil, because is so easy ad powerful at the same time. Actually I use to draw with Apple pencil on iPad Pro because that allowed me to be faster on my process.
4. What is your artistic process like?
The first step, the hard one, is visualization: I never start drawing without knowing what to draw. I need to find a solution to the problem. That’s what illustrators does: solving problems. So I start collecting infos and references about what I need to draw and I start sketching. Once I had the right image, I finalize it on Adobe Illustrator.
5. Who and/or what inspires your work?
It could be really anything.
6. What role does art play in your life? How does it change the way you view the world?
I don’t know if “art” is the right word. I guess “creativity” would fit better to me, because art is something that generates to many “high references” in people minds. Just history will tell us if what I do – and a lot of colleagues of mine does – can be called art. Creativity and the motivation to create is so natural to me that I can even imagine my life without that. I was always pushed by myself to create something, actually without asking me why. Is like you asking me how “breathing” changed the way you view the world.
7. Where did you study?
As I told you, I didn’t. I’ve just practiced hard.
8. Where do you see yourself in five years? Working in an agency?
I hope on a small house on the sea, with my girlfriend and my dog, just trying revolving the week: chilling from monday to friday, working on saturday and sunday.
9. What about in ten?
Still on the same small house on the sea.
10. What do you hope to achieve with your art?
My goal is just to make people smiling surrounded by colors. Because it’s too creepy and grey out there.
11. Now, tell us a little more about you as a person: what is your favourite food?
Pizza and hummus. But I never tried them together. I think I should.
12. Favourite book?
Il Barone Rampante by Italo Calvino. Talks about a boy the spend all his life living on a tree house.
13. Favourite genre of music?
The good one.
14. What are your hobbies?
I love reading comics, watching movies and tv series. And as italian of course I love to cook.
15. If you weren’t an artist, what would you be?