Interview with artist Paolo Uberti - 1.Part

Sweet surreal cupcakes, today we will spent some time on creative planet of surreal wizard Paolo Uberti. Please, fasten your belts, our space ship is just starting:)

Hello dear Paolo, please, tell us a little about you and how did you find the artist inside you. How long have you been doing art?

I have always been drawing ... I think every day of my life I picked up a pencil at least for a few doodle.

What was / is your major influences? Other artists, books, movies, music or any other media....What inspires you to create your artworks?

The greatest influence comes from the French and Italian comic: Moebius, Enki Bilal, Andrea Pazienza, Lorenzo Mattotti ... I love Robert Crumb and drawings of Roland Topor, Kubin, the films of Miyazaki and then many other creators of images .... The list is too long ... Any images that you encounter every day and attracts me inspires me! The music is just as important to my imagination. From Bach to Apex Twins ....

How does "a normal day of artist" in your life look like?

Very uneven. Every day is different, I drawing in every spare moment.

What medium do you most often use and why?

There is no one medium that I prefer ... I often use to draw with ballpoint pen, for the rest I try to use the most suitable techniques for the image I want to get.

How would you describe your surreal style? What themes do you pursue?

I would like to be a kind of photographer that captures images in an alternative universe in which every type of transformation is possible ... Without a clear direction! .... But I always have in mind to achieve a kind of graphic novel ... But I do not think I can make it, I'm too dispersive ...

What fascinates you the most about surrealism? What "surreal art"  means to you as an artist?

It's an art in which the rules of our reality are absent and above you can create your own .... and break them whenever you need to!

What do you love most about creating? What does “being creative” mean to you?

For me to create means to show the parallel world of my imagination ... be a never-ending journey of exploration through the images.

Can you describe your typical workflow / artistic process when you’re working on your art?

I always start with small rough sketch, then in some cases beginning to realize the final work directly from a blank sheet ... Or I make a basic drawing that tracing on the sheet with the light table. But even in this case do not have precise rules, in turn modify the process depending on the needs of the moment and techniques that I choose.

What is your personal favorite artwork from your portfolio and why?

I do not have a favorite artwork. I am very critical of what I do, I always find flaws and things that I could do better.

Where do you see yourself in the future? Professionally, what’s your goal?

My greatest desire is to live with that my imagination produces without going to many compromises!

Thank you dear Paolo for amazing time spent with you and your art. But we are not finished yet, we will welcome Paolo with the second part of the interview very soon, stay tuned, dears!