DO YOU ELABORATE YOUR PARTICULAR SUBJECTS?
are not born from an idea or from a mental image, but simply from
the casualness of the signs. After various attempts, they are
the signs themselves to make to spring an element of the composition
or simply turned a detail. On this, for association or better
for assemblage of elements among the most disparate, is possible
to built an "image" that at the end it doesn't preserve
traces or elements of human figure. My effort is really that to
definitely cancel them. My subjects are a direct filiation of
the manikins of the metaphysical painting of De Chirico but at
the same time they are different. They have lost every contact
with the human figure, rather they seem to be similar to some
fetishes or totems and they seem to come from another world, a
parallel an invisible world. Immersed in a silent desolation they
convey the idea to be the only testimony of a civilization by
HOW MUCH TIME DO YOU DEVOTE YUORSELF TO THE ETCHING AND WHY HAVE
YOU CHOSEN THIS KIND OF TECNIQUE?
have been practising the etching for twenty years. I am a full
autodidact. I taught myself the etching technique and the printing
technique too, buying a printing press and all the necessary materials.
In this way, I control the entire creative process, the elaboration
of the sketch to the finished print. The etching is for me the
only technique that can represent my subjects. And this because,
in my opinion, the etching is a technique particularly suited,
as he said Redon, to give representation to the invisible world,
the imaginary and oneiric world from which I draw inspiration
for my prints.
ARE THE DIFFICULTIES YOU HAVE TO FACE IN YOUR ARTISTIC WORK?
etching is a technique that does not admit mistakes. It can hardly
be remedied. The difficulties concern the whole process: from
the reproduction of the sketch on the plate, to the biting of
the plate with acid and to the printing, which requires a lot
of experience. But not only that. Practicing this art is an endless
exercise in patience and co ncentration, because it requires slowness
and time consuming. Often many weeks have to pass before you can
see the result of your work.