CH.89: If you were to categorize or describe the style of your artwork, what would it be and why?
AU: I will say minimal and apathetic. I like when the movement in the picture is not given by the action but by the idea of movement that the viewer wishes to give it.
CH.89: Where do you draw your inspiration from?
AU: Everyday life.
CH.89: Can you talk a little bit about what your creative thought process is like when starting a new project/ piece of artwork?
AU: After I read a brief, I start thinking and looking for situations or objects that have nothing to do with the theme. In this way I do not risk falling for the obvious. For the most part, something original and twisty comes along.
CH.89: Is there anything in particular that you would want people to take from your artwork?
AU: Calm and reflection.
CH.89: Can you talk a little bit about your lifestyle as an artist and what that is like?
AU: I don’t feel like an artist but, anyway, my mind is always driving somewhere. Sometimes it is very hard to follow it.
CH.89: When starting out an artistic task, do you think it is better to have a particular direction/set plan guiding your way? Or, is it better to act on impulse and go from there?
AU: Absolutely the second one. Act on impulse, always.
CH.89: What is one major lesson you’ve learned as an artist thus far?
AU: You are what you want.
CH.89: Do you regard personal style & taste to be of highest importance?
AU: Yes, I think so. Only if it is pure and not to create on the basis of what people would like to see
CH.89: What do you consider to be the hardest thing about being an artist?
AU: To get a break from thinking, it is almost impossible.
CH.89: What is one thing you love about being an artist?
AU: The fact that I don’t have time to be something else.
CH.89: Is there anyone in particular, any artist’s that inspire you in any way?
AU: Not really, no. Maybe at the start of my career, Magritte.
CH.89: What do you think of technology in terms of being a useful tool for artists today?
AU: Another way to do what I like, and it is not messy.
CH.89: Do you think being an artist allows you to view the world differently from those who don’t follow creative paths?
AU: I think creativity allows for this to happen, yes. It allows us to turn things upside down and catch another perspective of the world. Sometimes a better one.
CH.89: Do you enjoy traveling? If so, do you have a favorite city?
AU: No, not a good traveler. But I have a preferred city, Firenze.
CH.89: Do you have a favorite author or book?
AU: The Trial, Kafka
CH.89: Any future goals or plans for your artwork?
AU: I’m opening a new Studio Gallery with my girlfriend Giulia Neri, in Denmark. Very happy for this to happen.
CH.89: What does being an artist mean to you?
AU: I get the chance to be myself.
CH.89: What’s the last song you listened to?
AU: Present Tense, Radiohead
CH.89: Any last words on the aesthetic of your artwork?
AU: Not really, no.