I grew up in Italy, in a small seaside town in the Abruzzo region. I have always been surrounded by art, from a very early age, as my beloved grandfather was very passionate about this subject, and he was an old fashion version of a contemporary art dealer, selling paintings of emergent and famous artists all around Italy.
In 2002 I came in England, London, as I was driven by my love for music and art, and wanted to experience the energy of such a beautiful, artistic and eclectic city. The freedom of expression that surrounded this city, and the beautiful dramatic scenery of the English countryside, made England my home.
After completing a BA Degree in Fine Art, at Middlesex University, for the last 9 years I have worked as an Art Technician at City and Islington College, in North London. This gave me the possibility to explore and expand my understanding of printing and sculpture, developing even further my passion for both subjects. In my free time I combine my love for these two art forms creating prints, painting and sculptural paintings.
Nature and the philosophy of the ‘found object’ have always been two major influences within my work, taking inspiration from the Italian Arte Povera movement, and the international Fluxus movement, of the 1960s. This is why I tend to maintain an almost organic feel within the work I create.
Philosophy and Meditation are two others important subjects defining my work. As a qualified Meditation & Mindfulness Teacher I’ve always embraced the relationship of the outer and inner worlds very deeply, throughout the exploration of feelings, emotions and introspective journeys. Thus, it has been a very big part within the creation of my artwork and style, maintaining the duality of this relationship alive in almost every piece.
I have always seen my self as more of an artisan than an artist, as my love for DIY and experimenting with objects and materials has always been greater than my interest in exhibiting my work. What I love greatly about the process of making is that it varies depending on the piece I am focusing on. My work could be extremely organised in every little details, following a procedure from start to end, as for example in the book binding process. Or it could be completely random and free, as getting lost in the creation of a print or a painting, almost as being hypnotised by a meditative state, guiding you throughout the process.