From Sanremo, Italy
Based in France
Luca's practice is hardly defined: he utilises sculpture as much as photography, often combining the two to elevate each on a new artistic level
A: Please, tell us a bit more about yourself. What brought you into art?
L: My passion for art was born by chance. I have always been passionate about the visual arts as a spectator. About ten years ago I took a trip to New York and bought a reflex camera (I wanted good souvenir photos, hahah!). From that trip began my career as an artist, first as a photographer and then progressively as a sculptor.
A: What inspires you the most?
L: Philosophy, psychology, sculpture, painting, photography are the currents that inspire my works.
Sometimes I read a philosophy text or a psychology aphorism and my work takes shape in my mind. It is a natural process, not a forceful one. The only thing I do is continuously feed and stimulate my mind with art.
A: Do you have any specific rituals while working (creating)?
L: No, as I have already explained previously, at first, the idea takes shape in my mind. The creation that follows is just the process of realizing my idea. I put into practice different techniques to materialize my work.
A: What would you recommend to someone new to art (an artist or just an admirer), what to begin with?
L: To start as a game with lightness and a lot of passion. You have to have the feeling that time flies by. You have to lose track of time. The important thing is not the finish line but the journey. In fact, once we approach art, our whole being and our way of approaching life changes completely. It is an evolution from which there is no turning back. Therefore it must be light, progressive and pleasant.
A: Your top 3 adjectives related to art?
L: Fascinating, exciting, mysterious.
A: The best angle to look at art is from ..?
L: The inside of it.
A: The perfect phrase to start any conversation about art is: ..?
L: Once upon a time...? Ha ha ha!
A: Must-read books to help us talk about art (or do we even need them)?
L: As I said before, there are no books in particular. It depends on the personal preferences of each of us. But surely all the arts are connected to each other: literature, poetry, comics, cinema, photography, sculpture, painting, etc... Each book on these art forms is useful for fueling our knowledge and our development.
A: If you could change one thing in the art world - what would it be?
L: Ha ha ha. Definitely everything related to speculation in art. But that is a utopia.
A: Please, share your favorite quote (not necessarily related to art).
L: “Every day, what you choose, what you think and what you do is what you become.” - Heraclitus