I have been working as an artist and painter for the past 20 years .
I went to art school (in high school) and studied Advertising Graphics for 2 years. In my
early years as an artist, just out of school, I studied for 4 years
in the atelier of an Italian painter. During that time I was doing
old painting reproducions, tromp l’oeil, theater sceneries,
portraits, while also working on my personal paintings.
That was a great period also because in 1987 when I was 18, I started practicing Nichiren Daishonin Buddhism. Those years were made up of art, philosophy and knowledge.
You can see my work in the TRADITIONAL PAINTING section of this website.|
In 1996 I worked for the Italian Magic TV channel doing background sceneries.
that same year I started to consider using the computer as a means for my art. I had a passion for videogames and influenced by the
amazing graphics of Unreal (1998), I started to experience with texturing.
In 2000 I worked on a Half Life Mod.
In 2001 I retextured a UT Level for Pancho Ekeels at Digital Extremes (contract
work). I also retextured many UT levels for the Italian UT Community.
At the end of 2001 I was hired in-house at Crytek Sudios,
in Coburg (Bavaria, Germany) as Senior texture artist working on FAR
CRY winner of many awards: http://www.crytek.com/)
In 2004 after Far Cry was released, while Crytek Studios moved to Frankfurt, I moved back
to Rome, Italy while still working full time for Crytek with an Indipendent Contractor Agreement from my home office. I started
working on Crytek’s second project CRYSIS, travelling to Germany at dead line intervals. Crysis was also winner
of many awards.
In 2008 I worked on CRYSIS WARHEAD, Crytek Studios Budapest, again from my home office in Rome.
From 2009 to 2011 I worked at a Texture Library for CRYSIS 2 (Crytek Frankfurt).
During that time I also started working in the VFX field as a
MATTE PAINTER and TEXTURE ARTIST for many vfx companies
I also accomplished a SCI_FI Texture CD in 2009 for Dosch Design and 6 other Texture CDs since then. (2014)
All through 2011 I worked as a Texture Artist on WARFACE (Crytek Kiev), on a visual architecture project as a Matte Painter while also carrying on with my personal artistic project called MIND paintings on canvas
you can see my latest paintings in the paintings section or have a look at my painting video here.