Archive for May, 2013

Drawing away the blues

Hello everyone,

Rainy Tuesday after a very sunny bank holiday Monday in London and what better way to fight the blues than working along with a new drawing? Back to my beloved black biro, and mixing with ink … so far so good!

So let’s keep on doing the good work and have a great week to you all




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Good morning,

I was anxious for this last Saturday’s event at Debut Contemporary. It’s called ‘Meet the Artist’.

It is quite an innovative way to invite general members of the public to get closer to Art and the Artist, but also to give Art Collectors, Art Critics and Art Lovers a time to spend to get to know the person behind the Art.

I was selected by the Gallery to take part on yesterday’s event. I was nervous, excited but above all a little bit ‘lost in translation’ because I did not know what to expect. It is not a press conference, a private viewing or an event that you know who is going to attend.

You are there, on a window at the front of a Gallery. You are facing the audience and inviting them to get to know your art better and at the same time you have to work to show what your art is made of. Sounded scary and exciting all in one go. Like just jumping from a trampoline and not sure if you are going to land at all.

But I landed there yesterday and it was FANTASTIC. The sensation you have to see people you have never seen before stopping their daily Saturday routine to appreciate what you have to offer is UNIQUE. WHAT A FANTASTIC DAY.

Here are some images (thanks to Arturo Viola and Damian Thomas for the pictures)


Have a great day


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Healthy obsession

Hello everyone,

there are people, places and works of Art that have inspired me throughout my career but one in particular has always fascinated me and when I saw it for the first time at the Victoria and Albert Museum (Generally known as the V&A) in London, it created a fever of inspiration and what I call a healthy obsession, which led to the creation of a work that is,  arguably, one of the best in my career: GIAMBOLOGNA.

Giambologna was born in France. After  studies in Antwerp, he moved to Italy  in 1550, and studied in Rome . Giambologna made detailed study of the sculpture of Classical antiquity. He was also much influenced by Michelangelo, but developed his own style.

Inspired by Giambologna’s sculpture Samson Slaying a Philistine, I produced a series of works and studies that have set my Art apart from what I was doing before; yes, I was never the same artist after achieving what I have achieved with this work. That’s why you can call it a ‘ healthy obession’. Grazie Giambologna!

Hope you enjoy it



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Giambologna IV


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Hello everyone

what a week!! And to crown all the great things that are happening I just had an article published on a great art blog, Art-Corpus,  by the art critic Anna McNay, who came to interview me at Debut Contemporary last week.

hope you enjoy it

All the best




Hello everyone,

after a mental battle to find the title and last touches over the weekend here it is: OLTRE IL MARE (Beyond the Sea).

A nice addition to the Graphitology series, in Pencil, Pastels on Paper (42 x 60 cm).

Hope you like it

have a great week





Great week and more inspiration

Hello everyone,

for those who have missed the latest movements, this last week has been filled with great events: my new Art Club at a local Primary School in South London has started and the children are as excited as I am. It is inspiring to work with kids, see their excitement and I am sure the results are going to be amazing. Keep your eyes on the blog, because as soon as the projects start coming together I will post pictures.

Also the second private view at Debut Gallery brought nice surprises: two of my works were selected to feature at the event. Loads of interest, nice contacts, so watch the space!!!!!

And last, but not least, my new work (still no tittle) is coming along nicely. More to come soon, but for now some pictures of this one.

Have a great weekend