I have been to London many times, but the first time I have wanted to paint there was in 1998. My contacts with the English scene were solely related to the fact I was exchanging magazines between Tribe Mag and Graphotism. So first thing, having no other hooks, I went to Graphotism’s headquarter to see if they could put me in touch with some trusted name. Read more ›
Stefano Bombardieri is fantastic artist whose artworks you can see here. In 2006 he created a beautiful work entitled “Gaia and the Whale”, made up of a little girl who pulls a whale with a rope (admire it here). Little girl and whale have both actual size. This work has been exhibited on several occasions and locations, until it has landed in Milan at the center of the dock on Navigli, on a large barge built for the occasion.
In 2006 I started a nice collaboration – that continues to this day – with the associations of Navigli canals, and just by a hint of these, I had the crazy idea to ask Stefano if I could paint his sculpture. The idea was very simple: paint the whale at night and the day after wait for the inevitable controversy about the writers who have no respect for anything and illegally damage monuments. Only then reveal to the public the fact that the whole operation was coordinated and that, as usual, politics and media have opened their mouth only to give breath to prejudices. Read more ›
Even if you’re young as I was when I painted this piece (THP hall of fame in Via Giambellino), no type of weed (or anything else) will help you to forget your pains. There’s only one way: go through them and get stronger.