My professional titIe is 'graphic designer & art director' but sometimes I feel confined by it. I also like experimenting and trying to bring my thoughts to life.
this is my romantic bio:
When I was a child I spent most of my spare time drawing, painting and copying text books. And exploring my garden, creating magic potions (..)
When I was about 10/11 yo my mom took me to a ceramic painting course in our small Italian town. There I met Claudia, a woman who was around my mum's age, who had created around her an art group of elderly women. I painted with them until I was about 15/16 yo and then continued by myself.
here some of my paintings on ceramic:
Her way of teaching was so simple: just try to copy what you see. What’s next to the subject? And what’s behind? Where does the light came from? How can you recreate the light effects on the water with a brush?
look, understand, think, recreate. You’ve made a mistake? You can correct it.
In 2011 I started high school and I chose the science path because I also love science. And at the time I pictured my future self as a neuroscientist or as some medical figure.
these are some of the paintings I made during high school:
With a couple of them I entered an art contest for all kinds of high schools in the area and won second place.
Then I stopped.
It’s always been the first thing I give up when I have something else going on. Why? ahah nice question.
During my last years of 'liceo scientifico' I decided to choose another path, and I moved to Milan to study at NABA (nuova accademia di belle arti) graphic design & art direction and after a year I felt the necessity to paint again, so I made “Prelude”, the crowdy-forest you will see under the section ‘painting’.
But then I stopped painting for another two years.
Maybe the reason is that in order to paint my emotions I need time and peace of mind to be able to explore and process them. And the university I chose didn’t allow it.
Well, a few days after my graduation the Covid-19 pandemic started, and here I am, painting again and ready for the future with my newborn portfolio of past experiences.