The winner of the recent fanart contest
conducted by ME! on Fine Art America, Alessandro
Della Pietra, is an artist from Italy. In the interview
below, he shares some details about his life and art.
Alessandro, please introduce yourself: where are you coming
from, what is your background?
First of all
thanks for this nice and pretty opportunity to speak about me and art, I’m
really glad about it. When I was a boy I dreamed to be an illustrator, I've
always loved to draw, I really liked watching the movie posters, I wished it to
be my job one day. I started working in photocomposition and publishing field
when I was about twenty. Across the years I've paid more attention to image
editing and creating images for advertising, but in that case I had to execute
the client's desire, until
I began to do what pleases me and looking the world through different eyes, proposing a metaphysical reality but keeping a bit of
childhood in my heart.
What kind of art do
you make? What medium do you use?
The medium I
prefer is surely the digital one, mixing drawing, photomanipulation,
photography… people frequently think that artists choose digital art because
they’re not able to freehand drawing or using brushes, but it’s actually just the opposite. You
cannot do digital art worthy of this name if you are not previously passed through the classical techniques.
When did you first
realize you wanted to become an artist?
As just said,
surely in front of movie posters, but also watching the movies themselves. I
used to draw little comic stories... I understood creating something was my
What inspires and
motivates you when starting a new work?
It always starts
looking around me, following the emotions passing around, and then looking inside
me, how these feelings moved into
my soul. So I close my eyes and imagine ... Then I always draw a
little doodle that is the basic idea
on which beginning to work.
What is your
favorite FAN ART character?
There is more
than one. One of my favorite is surely “The Crow”.
Which artist had
influenced you the most?
There are so
many artists that I like, I think art must be lived it all, from classical to
modern authors. I especially love Salvador Dali.
What is your
favorite motto or quote?
Do you have any
hobbies or interests other than art?
I love music and
playing guitar, and even cooking for my guests, using as ingredient also a
little bit of art, always. Thank you very much.
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