Origin: Switzerland & Italy
Education: MA Fine Arts at Central Saint Martins (UAL)
Why do you do what you do? It come natural for me to think about our society and our generation, thinking about the meaning of everything and what it does involve. Often I feel not everybody think this far… I see people complaining about the world we live in, and doing nothing to change it. I guess my main goal as an artist is to make people think. I am not pretentious enough to pretend bringing answers, or decide what’s good or wrong for us, but if I can ask the right questions and make the audience think and/or react, I’d be satisfied.
Could you describe your style and how it developed? My style is a non-style style! Every art project I work on as a specific style on its own. I guess, I just think about an idea, or a message I want to transmit and then, I try to find the best way to express it! It can be music, writing, installation, digital, painting, sculpture, that’s what’s good in art: exploring and trying new stuff!
Where do you get inspiration from? Most of my inspiration come by the people around me, and their relationship to fame. I’m very curious about the evolution of idolatry since the 60’s. Why people care so much about celebrities, but at the same time dislike fame. Why are they obsessed with actors, musicians and even artists, instead of focusing on their own success? Why everybody impersonate a romanced life on social medias, why is it always about « looking cooler than the others » instead of appreciating each others?
What is the best part about working within the creative industries? Meeting new people! I love to learn new techniques and so new people, that will help me how to do this or that. I love collaborations, I really think two heads are better than one. I love exploring and trying and failing until finally something succeed, and then that happiness, the love, the share.
What do you wish you knew about your business before you got started? Don’t try to be trendy. Do what you feel you have to do, work hard, it will pay off.
Has your style develop/change over the time being active? If yes, how? It changed a lot during my MA at CSM. There, I learned that my process can’t and don’t have to be stuck in material art. I learned that the process is more important than the result, and that I have to consider all my person as a huge contextualization of my work, if I want to be able to represent my art and be coherent.
Who would you like to work with? Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Banksy, and Damian Hirst
What is your idea of success? I want to be able to represent my generation. I want people around me to understand what I am doing, and why I’m doing it. I want to be part of our history.
Is there a message that you are trying to portray through your work? Everybody is beautiful. There’s no right or wrong, there is no absolute truth, only points of view. Nobody is equal, but everybody has the same right. We are all different, and that’s what’s interesting!
Do you believe it is important to raise artistic awareness in your country? Yes. I think people misunderstood the importance of Art, but mostly they don’t know what art is. Art is not beautiful, art is not ugly, there is no success or fail in art. Art is made for questioning and not for decorating.
In your opinion, how important is it to culturally educate through art? I really think everybody has to have access to art, but not necessarily everybody is interested in it. Art is here if you need it, but it doesn’t have to be imposed. I think freedom ends where someone else’s begins.