Five questions to Stefano Casati

Five questions to Stefano Casati

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Stefano Casati was born 1978 in Treviglio (BG). In 1997 he began working as an apprentice at “The art of restoration”, getting the opportunity to refine the techniques for the conservation and restoration of frescoes and decorations of important historical buildings in Lombardy, in the North of Italy. In 2017 he discovered his passion for abstract art and started a personal pictorial production in which classical training and contemporary visions merged together, creating works full of dramatic and at the same time light events.How did you get into art?

Since I was a child I have always loved drawing, I attended an art institute and subsequently began a career as a decorator and restorer. I started painting abstract paintings about seven years ago, so I can say that I have been dealing with art for a very long time.

How would you describe your style? What makes your work special?

I hope to offer different types of emotions, given that I put many and very different ones in my paintings and it would be a great satisfaction to know that those who look at them share the same emotions that I felt in making them, although, I must say that I feel a certain pleasure when someone tells me something about my paintings that I didn't know.How do you go about developing your work?

I put myself in front of the canvas and let myself be inspired by the colors I have in the studio, by the brushes or, sometimes by the music I'm listening to, but this rarely happens. Then I start painting without a clear idea, I never know what will come out, I let myself be carried away by events, by what appears on the canvas, until I am satisfied with what I see. I almost never put titles on my works, I struggle to find a word or phrase that describes the painting, it always seems partial to me, I prefer to leave my works free from a description and the observer as free as possible from interpretative suggestions.Who or what influences you?

Of course I admire many artists with whom I think I have affinity in terms of aesthetic and expressive language. I take inspiration from their work but while I'm painting I move away from any kind of model and let myself be guided by the images that come only from my mind. It is really difficult to tell where these images come from, they are memories or sensations that I concrete on the canvas in a very sincere and personal way.

Make us curious. What are you planning to do next?

I'm always looking for something new, something that amazes me, a gesture, a color that I haven't used until now, maybe small things that aren't very noticeable, but which make my artistic evolution alive and "hopefully" everlasting. , so that I never get tired and always test myself. I'm currently experimenting with new techniques and different types of canvases, I want to try to give a rawer and even more minimal look to my works.Learn more about the artist: