year of birth: 1981
country: ITALIA (Roma)
Q1: When did you start making art?
Flying over the boring “I’ve been drawing since I was a child” my real artistic production began about 5/6 years ago, when after a series of underpaid jobs and scams, I decided to take the way of the freelance. (…already started).
Q2: What does inspire you?
I am a very curious person and I read a lot, so basically my biggest inspirations are just from my readings, from novels to various types of essay.
Q3: What are your techniques?
Completely digitally, combining 3d and 2d.
Q4: What is the main idea or feeling behind your works?
As i said my reading are reflected in my works so there is no continuous idea but probably some main themes as eastern cultures, enlightenment, esoterism or social criticism.
Q5: What is the main color of your art and why?
I don’t have a main colors but I think to use all the visible spectrum available.
Colors are an important tool at the service of the shapes.
Q6: What would you improve about your work and why?
Oh well the most possible ehehe.
I always like to think that today I’m better than yesterday and tomorrow I will be better than today.
Q7: Do you have any project for the future?
In these days I returned to work on my first comic that will be released by the cult magazine “Heavy Metal”.
Q8: Describe yourself with 3 words capturing the essence of FabioListrani.
Paraphrasing Jodorowsky i’m an “Honest Transcendental Charlatan”.
Q9: Show us (link) your very first work. Describe it from techniques till feelings.
This HERE is my first work where I used my current hybrid 3D/2D technique and probably the first work between sacred and profane, classic (this a revisited sacred heart) and sci-fi.
Q10: What did change from your first work till now?
A lot, from the technique, now much more complete and refined, to the contents and meta-contents now (i hope…) more extensive and various.
Q11: What is art for you? Escaping from reality or the essence of life?
The art is probably connected with the essence of life and with our survival priorities. When as monkeys we descended from the trees and we found something to eat, a place to sleep and defecate, then we went to draw on wall what we had done!
In addition I see art as a powerful medium of communication that can enhance and amplify the expressive and creative abilities of the human being, to change the consciousness or awareness of others…it’s a kind of magic!