I have been drawing and using colors since my early teen years. It was the first way to express myself and feels as natural as breathing. Today, painting, provides me an escape from everyday routine.
Self-taught, I work spontaneously and begin with a set plan in mind, an inspiration or an image. I take pictures of different subjects, and I reduce it to to its dominant colours, shapes, or patterns, shaping lines and angles. Differently, I strip off the subject details and let it float against abstract backgrounds, to resemble landscapes or scenarios.
I use heavy body acrylic paint and modelling paste as a base. I build up different layers of colour with varying quantities of paint, resulting in significant spillages which are repeatedly worked out to create depth and visual interest throughout the painting. I use a palette knife or a simple brush to apply the paint directly onto the canvas. More recently I have been creating works applying the paint with only the palm of my hand and fingers or using everyday products like paper foil or paper strings. Because of this technique, it creates a thick texture that can be felt as well as seen, giving a completely unique style to my works.
Some paintings are characterised by perfect symmetry, where every decision about colour and proportion can be seen to be redolent of place, mood or time. In this case I let each painting evolve intuitively as I build each layer of paint. Sometimes it resolves immediately and other times can take days.
Each piece is then finished off with a layer of gloss varnish to enhance the colours and depth and also protect the surface of the painting.
"I believe art is a way of living, a lifestyle, a vision. We all have different ways in which perceive different pieces"
The name "DASCA" comes together from the first initials of my name and surname. Growing up in a little town north west side of Italy, not far from where I was born in 1993, I spent time with a creative father, who instilled in me a love of crafts and art. I was easily impressed by the concept of creating art, someone else's vision.
It is only in 2018 that I began to paint intensively, experimenting with various media and processes on canvas. I lived in various countries which influenced a lot my works. I currently live and work in London.
Some of my biggest influences are landscapes, artificial objects and patterns such as old walls, water, rocks and buildings. Traveling also has a big impact on my works; exploring new places opens up my mind.
Artworks held in private collections
Linz, Wien - AT, Minal - IT, Lausanne, Geneva, Zurich - CH, Amsterdam - NL.
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