It’s called Esposiziometro and it’s the latest project by Alessio Pomioli e Collater.al that comes from the desire to give voice and visibility to painters, photographers, poets, sculptors, and street artists and put them in touch with a public aware and proactive. To welcome Esposiziometro and all the artists will be the Eppol Milano that, for three weeks from Sunday, April 14, will host the works of different artists.
To act as a forerunner, just on the day of the inauguration, from 16:30 to 21:30 there will be the works of Federico Ricotti. Born in 1992, Federico studied illustration and is dedicated to the creation of paintings characterized by a colorful and dry style, minimal and direct, which does not allow personal interpretations.
On the occasion of the launch, we had a chat with Federico who told us about his art.
Tell us a bit about yourself, your history, your background and what led you to dedicate yourself to the world of art.
Initially, I attended the art school for graphic design, but in this course, there were scientific subjects for which I was never brought, so I decided to change school to devote myself exclusively to artistic subjects. Afterward, I was an assistant photographer for a long time, but this experience immediately bored me and gave me the impetus to enroll at the IED, where I graduated in Illustration. I don’t think that what I do is exclusively related to what I’ve studied, it’s more a need that manifests itself spontaneously: I don’t use particular techniques, so I may well not have any academic training to do what I do. Through art I express my emotions and outside of what I feel, using a canvas and a brush.
Your works are characterized by bright colors and pop, what lies behind this choice?
I think that colors are often much more important than the drawing itself, in fact, the part that takes me the longest is precisely the choice of the right shade. With this, I don’t want to diminish everything else, but the color of the background is fundamental and I, personally, prefer pink.
In your artworks, there seems to be a naive and childish stylistic research. How did you get to this simplification?
I find it useless to make intricate or hyper-realistic drawings, if you want to convey something or make the viewer feel emotions, you need simplicity. You don’t need a thousand squiggles, but you really don’t need much: in the end, the way I paint reflects the way I see life.
On Sunday 14th April you will be the forerunner of the Esposiziometro, what will the spectators who will pass through Eppol Milano find?
Those who look at my works will find a part of me and of what I have experienced in my life.