1 ::: Why are you an artist Mario?
I don't know what exactly art is, therefore
I don't know if I'm an artist. I am a
painter, I paint and people say that I
am an artist.
+2 ::: Could you tell us some more about
My paintings are the materialization of
my aesthetic sense and of my emotive tensions
which are my creative energies.
+3 ::: Is the
subject important to you, or do you simply
paint to express yourself?
No, subject is not important. It is only
a pretext to give vent to shapes and colors.
+4 ::: What artists have influenced you,
have learned something from all the artists
of old times, especially the British artist
He has been an important example of how
it is possible to reach an abstract and
exciting dimension beginning with a natural
+5 ::: What do you do for fun (besides
I listen to
music, read books, do sports, and organize
dinners with friends.
::: What inspires you to paint and how
do you keep motivated when things get
tough in the studio?
Life in general is something very exciting
and inspirations are endless. Even a difficult
moment is something creative.
::: How have you handled the business
side of being an artist?
As all other artists.
::: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Hopefully in good health and in my studio
with a lot of canvas and colors.
::: Could you talk about your latest series
of paintings and what you are trying to
achieve with them?
working on an expressive kind of image
executed with free "gestuality"
but not totally abstract. My intention
is to transmit the same energies and feelings
that I experience during the execution.
::: What advice would you give to an artist
just starting out?
I can suggest continuing only if he is
really convinced of what he is doing.
This work doesn't admit uncertainty. Uncertainty
is the enemy of creativity.