It is very difficult to describe a paint in a few words, because it arises where the words are not able to arrive. Briefly, I could state that my approach to painting, as anything else, is quite spontaneous. What I carry out is a research, but most of all it is an effort to observe and to reproduce subjects drawing my attention around and inside of me.
The sources of inspiration of my paintings come from emotions and imagination emerging inside of me and around me, in the street, on the walls, on the television and in movies. My paintings arise from the merging of these two worlds, sometimes they seem to be disconnected and confused because they express my stunned condition in front of a unceasing flow of a contradictory spurs, the one coming from the inside and the outside of the world. After all, my works seem to be a kind of defense in front of the aforementioned confused condition and enduring chaos. Sometimes, I paint faces without mouth and nose. This represents the lack of communication and blindness inside of me and in the whole world, as well as archaic emotions that it is not possible to express with words.
In time, from the classical figurative art I moved to another style of painting that could be defined as a “melting pot”: a mixture of styles (pop art, abstractionism, graffiti art) blending), as our contemporary society, different elements (ethnical, religious, cultural and technological elements).
Starting from watercolors and charcoals the pictorial methods changed to oil, acrylic and pastels. A few years ago, besides painting, I started to experiment with collages using scraps of paper (newspapers, advertisements, pictures of mine, etc.). If possible, I avoid to buy the material that I use for works, because I prefer to recycle them. For this reason, I like to use trash (according to the trash art) in order to create tridimensional works. My present works are the outcome of the combination of these different methods and styles.