I currently paint in my atelier in Vienna, in the 18th district.
I paint with acrylic color, mostly on canvas. My big reference points were always the American Abstract Expressionism and the Italian ‘Pittura Analitica’.
My painting had a big turn after meeting Australian Aboriginal art, when I was in Melbourne, Australia.
I conceive the canvas as a context-space, where a story happens. This story is made mostly by signs, who freely move around the space, whitout a preliminary project. The way I develop my artwork can be directed by a general rule I decide when I start painting, but then every single gesture becomes part of an organically developing painting, the end of which I can see just when I am actually finished.
In this sense, my art is an abstraction from Nature, because it imitates the rules that Nature uses to create. But there is more: the sign is also something that just humans can produce, and it is a kind of footprint of our being on this planet. My signs are traces, which contain different information such as color, shade, speed, and position in the space. They speak a language, which just doesn’t organise concepts in the same way as the spoken or written language we know does.
In my paintings the viewer sees actually a story, told by me as an artist, about something going somewhere, and the individuality of each story is given by the specific color and brush I choose to use.