01 | Inscription
"I wish to thank both my mother and my father for having given me the help that I needed to get to where I am now, but more than anything for having given me art in my blood. I thank those who have criticised my works with all my heart: it has taught me a lot. Lastly, I sincerely thank all those who have helped, sustained and “sponsored” me, who have lent me funds so that I could continue, who have helped me prepare exhibitions, lent their car to take the works to different places, offered lifts… in other words, all those who have made every effort to ensure that my works would be seen and, at times, loved".
02 | Optimism
"Even from the deepest sorrow, the brightest optimism may be born".
03 | Art
"My art is a simple yet complex play not only of colours but also of the expressions of nature and of the human body. I appreciate every colour as if it were a word of a language that everyone can understand because it tells universal stories; to be truly understood, however, every word must be well defined".
04 | Pain
"I have known the bad side of things, I know it “very well”. I live in constant physical pain. My life has changed, I have changed. This change though has allowed me to make my childhood dream come true, which began when I started to “see” art, when I realized that something in art aroused strong feelings in me in both a visual and a creative sense".
05 | Research
"I believe that every single one of us in this world has skills. The trouble is that we often do not notice them and not because they do not emerge, but because we are incapable of listening to ourselves or we don’t find the time to do so, simply because we are so taken up by our hectic daily lives that we rarely give ourselves the time to reflect on and understand what is our most cherished talent".
06 | Isolation
"Emotions, intense experiences, pain, the loss of a part of me, the desire to cut myself off from everything and everyone, the inability to see a future and to find myself in a world that I could not consider as mine, where I did not want to stay, where even today I would sometimes prefer not to be… All this has led me to art and to the desire to put an interior dimension on canvas where everyone can find something of himself or herself".
07 | Questions
"I look back and ask myself hundreds of questions, then I stop asking and thinking, and listen to my heart; I remain still, impassive and feel that it is all part of a greater design! I am not the artist in this case; I don’t know if it is God or who, I just know that I, like everyone, also have something to do, something to finish".
08 | Path
"I think I have understood which path I must take. I have appalling pain all the same, but instead of staying in bed or lying on a sofa, I sit at the easel and paint. I know that I am telling my story to whoever still needs to hear that he is worth something and that he can make it".
09 | Sense
"I feel that some time in the future everything will make sense; even what is making me hurt now, one day in the future will make sense and I will understand that the suffering has not been pointless …".