• Tell us in few words about you.
I attended the Art School and the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. Besides painting, I’m in films as a production designer. As a child I used to remove anything that came to my hand, then I lost this habit and I began to travel whenever I can.
• What motivated you to become an artist?
It’s a natural condition to me, I’ve always been interested in creativity and the various forms of expression: photography, music, cinema, painting, drawing, etc. that I performed them all. There never was a real spark. The great talents out there have certainly contributed to carry on this way.
• What are your work process and techniques?
I light a cigarette, open a beer and put on some music. I keep on setting the paper on the floor, looking forward to materialize something I can find only. At this point I begin to draw, then comes the paper, oil, acrylic, bitumen, glue and more. I use a few brushes. The dryer is essential, everything else is top secret.
• Tell us a bit about your work habits.
I generally like painting in the evening after sunset. I paint mostly on the ground, of course tiring, but more dynamic. I turn around at my work and I can see it from other points of view. My studio is very messy and there is always something missing. The only prerequisite is loneliness, if someone goes around I can’t get anything done.
• What inspires and provokes imagination in you?
It’s too difficult to explain. What does not inspire me is certainly the majority of the installations that can be seen recently in many shows, and the minimalist works. The inconclusive performances make me sad, everything is so sterile and generally calculated. You cannot stop creativity, but you have to give her the right place: in many cases I would talk more about show or entertainment, rather than simple provocation. Everything that goes beyond this, from sunrise to sunset, inspires me. There must be a good combination of energy and violence: it’s better a favela than a residence with flower beds!