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I was 12 when I first saw an extremely boring movie, with an embarrassing storytelling, which struck me for one single detail: a scene about CALLIGRAPHY.

The movie was Shakespeare in love (a small fictional version about the beginning of Shakespeare´s career) and in that total boredom, the only scene that struck me was the hand of a calligrapher (who played Shakespeare's one), writing his dramaturgy.

The handwriting was so beautiful, fluid and elegant (I would have discovered just very much later, that it was a Copperplate), that I absolutely wanted to copy it.

I like to think to that moment as my calligraphic baptism.

 

I have always been a very curious person, I have always read and studied with great passion: I act, I photograph, I draw (especially portraits and bodies ... the lines and the structure of faces and bodies have always fascinated me) and I write a lot. The words (both from a semantic and aesthetic point of view) are my ancient passion (it is no coincidence that I have a master's degree in Philology!) and, if I could, I would only practice calligraphy in life, in a perpetual meditative act of qualitative presence!

From that first baptism to today, 25 years have passed, in which I have had many experiences. I did a lot of art, I traveled a lot and I met people of all kinds, with absolutely different cultures, that somehow penetrated my artistic sense, to the point that all this extreme "wealth" has merged in me.

 

In my Street-art-works, through the repetition of words/quotes (written with my secret language) I create a ritual space, which allows the encounter between artwork and observer/spectator. Art has always needed (and will always need) a ritual space, in order to be experienced. I create this space through "words", which become like a written a mantra...

because "words" CREATE Reality.

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MISSION

After a long, enlightening and meditative practice of classical calligraphy (especially Roman Capital, Uncial, Copperplate and Gothic) I abandoned the classical letter forms, for building up unique font, learning from "tradition" and projecting them into future.

I took four different calligraphic traditions and merged them together: I took the Arab tradition for developing a more fluid gesture; through the Italian tradition I regained possession on the geometrical and rational shapes, which add elegance to the composition and I added the Cyrillic structure and the mammoth power of the Gothic.

VISION

In my Street-art-works, through the repetition of words/quotes (written with my secret language) I create a ritual space, which allows the encounter between artwork and observer/spectator. Art has always needed (and will always need) a ritual space, in order to be experienced. I create this space through "words", which become like a written a mantra...

because "words" CREATE Reality.