Born in Florence and currently living in the small town of Bagno a Ripoli, Mattia creates abstract works using unconventional materials, such as wheels and tires, to illustrate the unspoken intricacies of daily life. His work is characterized by color and compositional balance, mundane acts as processes, and, most recently, inspiration from the great mystery of space.
- When did you first start making art?
I started when I was eight years old. My mother is a professional artist and she knows a lot of techniques that she taught me as I was growing up. I’ve started to paint professionally in the last three years and participated in many exhibitions and sold many works to international collectors.
- How would you describe your style?
Minimal and Abstract art.
- How has your art evolved over the years?
My art is very particular, I started to paint the canvases using wheels to create graphic paths, after I moved towards planets and stars where humanity had originated.
- What are the inspirations for your art?
I take my inspiration from people’s daily behavior. Sometime I try to represent personal events that have changed my life.
- How does living in Italy influence your art?
I was born in Florence and I have been, obviously, influenced by the marvelous monuments and artistic environment of one of the best cultural center of the world (Renaissance and artists like Michelangelo, Raffaello, Leonardo da Vinci etc).
- What are some of your favorite artists?
Agnes Martin was a great artist, she represented her life by minimalistic artworks where there are the basic of Gestalt rules.
- What is your creative process like?
I often test new techniques for every new artwork. I use objects to paint paths or geometrical shapes.
- How long does it take you to complete a painting?
Depends on the size, an artwork takes from three days to a week. For example, if I am exploring a new concept, I will create a draft to be developed.
- What is a key element in creating a work?
The innovation and original ideas, because the art increases its appeal with new methods of representation and processes.
- What do you want people to take away from your work?
I want the people feel new emotions by flying in their mind when they look at my artworks.