AS IS | Willy Verginer

Artist

From Italy

Based in Ortisei (Nord Italy)


We are thrilled to interview one of a kind Willy Verginer about his art journey, nature of the inspiration, tips for those who are just starting, and many more




A: Please, tell us a bit more about yourself. What brought you into art?


W: Once, as a child, when I was walking with my dad we met someone, who was painting a landscape and I asked my dad what that man was doing. He is an artist, he answered. I said that I wanted to become an artist as well, my dad told me that would not be a job. However, it became my job.



A: What inspires you the most?


W: Books, dreams, and other artists



A: Do you have any specific rituals while working(creating)?


W: I always start from drawing, using simple yet valuable sketches; drawing is important for the development of ideas and the design of a sculpture. An idea starts to exist only if it is put on paper, then it begins to take shape.



A: What would you recommend to someone who's new to art (rather artist or just an admirer), what to begin with?


W: Go your own way. Don’t follow previous generations. Find a new path, your own path, and hold on to it.



A: Your top 3 adjectives related to the art?


W: Poetry, mystery, attraction



A: The best angle to look at art is from …?


W: Be sensitive and have an open mind and heart





A: The perfect phrase to start any conversation about art is: .. ?


W: What do you think about…



A: Must-read books to talk about art (or do we even need them)?


W: They are not essential



A: If you could change one thing in the art world - what would it be?


W: Decrease the importance of the market in the art



A: Please, share your favorite quote (not necessarily related to art)


W: “Eyes are more accurate witnesses than ears” ( Heraclid)



Thank you!


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