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MAY 2016



When did you start calling yourself an artist?

Not yet! I am still too intimidated to call myself an artist, so it is always difficult to describe what I am doing. I tried a lot of things - graphic design, art direction, illustration. I still do these, but maybe my personal work caught me up.

When do you make your best work?

When I am alone. I cannot share a studio. I need to concentrate - completely free and alone.

Regarding your method of making, is it a case of the material or method dictating the idea of the other way around?

Always the material - its shape, colors, etc. Maybe the material is my method. But it's a very intuitive process, even if I have sometimes a strong idea in my mind of what I want to achieve in the end.

Is art making therapeutic for you?

It is something I need more and more. Maybe it allows me to express myself with no words.

What are you most proud of?

To see that I can persevere and that I can still learn [and] try something and evolve.

Artist whose career you covet?

I admire a lot of artists and their works, but it's impossible to compare myself to them in term of career.

What do you see yourself doing in 5 years?

Hopefully working more and more and exploring different techniques.

If you could travel anywhere to create for a while, where would you go?

An island in Sicily - the South of Italy.

Did you grow up around other creative people?

My mother is an artist too.

What are your other hobbies?

Photography. I like to take pictures but I am really into photographers works and books of photography.

If you could have a drink with one artist, who would it be?

They are so many! If I have to choose for today, it would be Blinky Palermo…

What influences you?

I try not to be influenced and to find my own way but I have many artists that inspire me. It's not totally the same thing.

What motivates you?

To realize that there are so many things to do and to explore! Learning everyday something new is a great motivation, in all areas.

What’s your studio philosophy?

I try to not feel guilty when nothing good happens, it will happen, later… I am trying to learn being more patient in the process and keep going.

How many hours do you try and work in the studio per week?

It depends. I try to be disciplined, especially if I have no deadlines and when I am completely free. I try to work at least 7 hours a day but not during the weekend. But in another way, we are thinking and seeing things all the times, no matter the moment of the day, when we wake up, or sometimes when we watch a movie, etc. So life and work are never completely separated.

Silence or sound while creating? If sound, what?

Most of the time it is sound. Music is good to paint and draw, all kinds of music, but not too loud.

Favorite art-making tools?

Colors. Paper.

Tools or mediums you’re dying to experiment with?

Very huge scale and lithography. And to decorate a wall for a building also. Not easy but it could be fun.

What’s next?

Keep going.