An Interview with Nunzio Miano:
FG: How did you get started doing what you do?
NM: I've been painting, drawing and generally making things since I was a child. I used to ask all my aunties and uncles to sit for me and I would draw their portrait, I would have been about 8 years old. I wish I still had the drawings. I did however take a different path with my studies, and had a 20 year career in fashion and design. I returned to my art practice about 10 years ago and began exhibiting around 6 years ago.
FG: How would you describe your art today?
NM: My art is an emotional response to the world around me and my observations. My subject matter can be quite dark or light depending on my mood, but it always has a sense of emotion. My art is very intuitive. It's been described as flamboyant and expressive by some notable industry curators, and I can really relate to that description.
FG: What's your inspiration?
NM: Every day life, contrasted with my upbringing, my feelings and what is happening around me. It is always a balance of past and present, mashed up together in the work.
FG: What wouldn’t you do without?
NM: I can't paint without music and lots of cups of herbal tea. For some reason if I don't have the right music playing and a cup of tea to the side, I can't seem to get into my groove.
FG: What do you need to feel happy?
NM: I'm only ever happy when I feel a sense of accomplishment. If I haven't achieved something within the day, I feel down. That sense of accomplishment is vital to my existence. It works well with my art practice and drives me to keep creating.
Fares Micue is a self taught fine art/conceptual photographer.She started photography as a hobby when she discovered flickr ...
This closing down of one of Berlin’s art hotspots did not go down without a fight, as for 5 years,& ...
Visiting Roberto Cambi's studio is like entering a surreal and enchanted world where contemporary ceramic is shaped ...