I have always been fascinated by fairytales and myths, oral storytellers and by religious and folk imaginaries and drama. I love their richness of detail, symbols, and their apparently light quality in conveying the human condition and psyche in its essential aspects.
I pursue this sort of narrative and form- that of integrity and genuine resonance.
In my childhood, I was absorbed in fairytales and legends, and the overwhelming esthetic universe of a novel, byzantine, southern Italian baroque world: mosaics, stern saints, pierced hearts, angels and demons, flowers, pomegranates, sirens, winged horses and opulent gilded churches.
This universe come backs to me as a reminiscence and a play in my works. Being able to get involved, make them come alive again- perhaps in a pop form- or to turn these elements upside down is a privilege and a gift.
Furthermore, I believe that exploring and processing elements of culture history and art history is a key to understanding and critically approaching contemporary life.