I grew up not far from Florence in Italy; by the age of 6, my family settled within a Hindu community, where I was raised until the age of 15.
My childhood was spent in the absolute Hindu universe as my days passed praying in Sanskrit and having, as heroes, Indian mythological gods. These stories were instrumental to my growth, these archetypes are its basis and through the roots of my childhood they forever keep resonating within me. This particular environment generated a dramatic effect on my imagination, and forged the imprint of my inner world. The fusion of the european soil on which I grew up and the universe hindu ideology brought my deep within the world myths which today is revealed within my work.
I am interested in those aspects of nature, human beings that transcend the historical moment and seem to always accompany us.
Within the Myth, we find the representation of these archetypes independently of their geographical location and the culture that produced it.
It seems that the “Thousand face” myth corresponds to one unique body. I search for that corpus, that map of significances, used in psychology since its beginning.
A common thread that has not yet been interrupted; so underground and invisible that everything appears rational and comprehensible. We have not unraveled the mystery, it remains behind us, ready to astonish.
In my work I search for that surprise, a sudden resonance that can sometimes be frightening.
I consider myself an iconographer, the detail and the whole are equally important to me.
I realize my Macro Miniature weaving in color, light and transparency, through a process, which witnesses a stratification of various techniques; from Ebru to Crayon; from oil painting to the digital medium.
I like to put together distant aspects, seemingly irreconcilable.