I had been practicing intaglio for years when five years ago I attended a two days Mokuhanga (waterbased Japanese woodblock) worskshop. After one and half year of working with this medium, I was chosen for a month long artistic Residency in Japan with other 5 artists from all over the world. This was a life changing experience and I've been working and teaching Mokuhanga here in Italy ever since.
I work with woodcut, particularly with Mokuhanga, which is the ancient Japanese technique used for Ukiyo-e. I love how environmental friendly this is: no solvents or acids are used in any part of the process, and also the fact that this technique has remained very close to its origin both in the tools used that in the process itself. Finally there's no need for a press to print since all prints are hand-pulled using a bamboo tool called baren.
Solo exhibition at ArtePerVoi Gallery, Avigliana Italy July 2015 Group exhibition at Internocortile, Torino, march 2015 "Japanned!” group exhibition at Gallery Ten, Edinburgh, Scotland august 2014; solo exhibition at Evvivanoè Gallery, Cherasco, Italy July 2014 Exhibition of Six Autumn 2012 Mokuhanga Artist Residents” at CfSHE Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 2012 and residency at MiLab Kawaguchiko Japan 2012