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Briefly describe the work you do. Like all artists I spend most of my life earning my living. I never leave my job. I am full of chaos and all my life I’m been working to put order, my order, in this endless mercimonium of emotions and notions, poetic orgasms, Rubens, Rembrandt, William Shakespeare, skeletal trees bending to the ground, sunglasses, dwarfs with thick red hair and spinning stars spinning endlessly and beyond. Painting helps me a lot and at the same time worsens my situation. Light and darkness together. How would you describe the art scene in your area? Sad. The artistic scene in my surroundings is sad and with no music. There are good artists with whom I compare and I am friend , too. I see genial things around me, which are not fully understood, contemporary art across Italy is always surrounded by something obscure. It is for very few elected people. The market is a jungle. There are times of the year where a myriad of contemporary art exhibitions are organized, at the same time, stuff to lose your head, and then, for the rest of the year, nobody promotes, or speaks more of the artists he has seen. So every time it’s a beginning from the starting point. It is for this reason that most Italian contemporary artists seek to relate themselves on an international level . In your opinion what does art mean in contemporary culture? For an artist there is no limit, because art is the attempt to renew that limit. Anyway, I still think that you can do everything, but as long as a community, even a small one, does not recognize your gesture, does not recognize you as the one to whom it has given the honor and the burden of redefining its knowledge , you will be a failed artist. An artist who doesn’t do art, a tired poet, a writer who does not write. All the artists consciously or unconsciously experience an insane attraction towards confrontation. It is something stronger than them. How can I say it ? The poet who does not write to have his poems read: he is not a poet! I’m an artist because I love exposing my chest to the stabbing of judgment. My chest is punctured all over, I never get enough. The function of an artist today, like a thousand years ago, is to compensate and redefine necessity. A successful work is a needed one. An unnecessary work of art, which does not move anything and does not redefine an emotion, a meaning, can not be defined so. The meaning must be perceived. I perceive that work as a spectator, if it is not so, for me the work is rightly meaningless. Even ugly. The art that works is the one that puts you in a different position from reality. An unsuccessful artwork is a half-thought, the telephonic equivalent of nodding. Name three artists you admire. Francesco Clemente, Julian Schnabel and Peter Paul Rubens. What are your future plans? As for my future plans, I hope I can paint a series of works I have had in mind for a while, I hope to do a good job, above all. At this present time, It is almost ending a beautiful exhibition I’m doing at the Novam Art Gallery in Aarhus, Denmark. By the end of the year I will inaugurate a large personal exhibition titled “The Rasor Edge” at the MAC Museum in Milan, Maimeri Foundation, curated by Alessandra Redaelli, and with the new year I have a couple of appointments in the USA.

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