“Words can be misunderstood, images at best can be interpreted: this is what fascinates me most about illustration”
Giovanni is a young designer and illustrator of Sicilian origin, currently living in Milan. His is a chameleonic style with the strong belief that the drawing can be a kind of therapy that brings back to balance.
“I’ve always loved to draw. At primary school I was always doodling and my teacher would call me to the blackboard to draw something for my classmates to copy. I’m always looking for inspiration and I like to think outside the box creating an unexpected ‘imbalance’ in the eyes of my audience.”
His ideas becomes words that make up his songs, other times they take shape in an illustration. For him, the graphic tablet and the iPad have almost totally replaced paper and pencil; in the vignettes he creates, he believes it is up to the viewer to complete the work with his own interpretation and thought form.
The hallmark of his artistic personality is definitely that of animating objects by de-contextualizing them in a provocative form.
“I always look around and sometimes I come up with phrases like, ‘Lighter seems to have a beak.’ That’s how, for example, my “lighter-beak” was born.
His relationship with color is not instinctive but limited to a well-defined palette, characterized by warm colors (almost pastel) such as purple, blue, burgundy red and flesh color. These shades in fact have allowed him to obtain at a glance a highly personal and recognizable taste.