Artists, gallery owners, institutions. What do you think of the contemporary art system in general and specifically in Italy and in the Principality of Monaco?
“I think that lately art is not being appreciated enough, especially in Italy, probably because it is not valued as it should or managed correctly.
On the contrary, in the Principality of Monaco I think the situation is better, there is a stronger interest in art and a greater evolution.
I love all artists because each of them expresses something both real and unreal“.
How important is the pictorial medium to you? Does it still make “sense” to paint in 2022?
“For me the pictorial medium is essential to express myself and everything around me.
Painting will always be important, especially nowadays.
In recent years the pandemic and the war have allowed us to appreciate more and more the strength and importance of life and colours, the main protagonists of my art.
Colors in this context can be the “cure”, because they are life, they are light, they are vibrations. I highly recommend getting not only adults to color and paint, but also children. Art and painting improve mental state and self-esteem, encourage creative and emotional thinking, having beneficial effects on both the psyche and the body, promoting well-being in every context.
In fact, as demonstrated by various studies, art therapy is a powerful ally to help adults and children to counteract disabilities and physical, emotional and physiological problems”.
The painting that you absolutely love?
“Without a doubt the “Starry Night” (1889) by Vincent Van Gogh. The first time I saw it I was enraptured, it was as if in that instant I really found myself under a clear sky full of stars”.