Tuesday, 11 October 2011
PABLO PIATTI, 'ANIMALS & ACCESSORIES'
Dear Shaded Viewers
I would like to introduce you to Pablo Piatti, he was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His parents were second generation European, like many Argentines. He has Greek roots from mother’s side and Italian from his dad’s. Piatti grew up nearby beautiful Buenos Aires until he was 21 years old, when he decided to quit art school and travel to Europe.
Piatti is the kind of person that believes that the older you get, the closer you get to who you really are deep inside–even without knowing it. As a child he was very much a lonesome kid, he would play with animals and create his own world in his grandmother’s orchard. He was lucky enough to have grown up among nature and animals with a lot of free time to explore and observe. This gave him a very solid foundation and a sense of “belonging to something bigger.”
Definitely water-based techniques are the ones that challenge him the most, since it’s harder to control the uncontrollable. The stain that runs freely through the rough surface of the paper... The way colors interact with one another, the breathing and pulsation of the object you are capturing. His first approach to painting was with watercolors. Before that he drew mainly with pencil and charcoal, so color was a very delicate matter, something to be taken very seriously.
Right now Pablo Piatti is making illustrations inspired in Chinese painting tradition where the exquisite choice of the animals and the detailed accessories create an interesting dialogue.The result are these unique and enchanting visions that will catch the attention of any sensitive soul. Whether they are for a fashion magazine or a book or even a window display, they could lead to a collaboration with a designer house, for example, as it happened the first time he showed his beautiful sketches.
If you want to know more about him check the new Issue of METAL fashion magazine where you will find a long reportage with him, and in a few days his new website will be launched full of surprises.
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I like these pictures.
Posted by: Julijana | Oct 12, 2011 9:45:32 PM
This is fantastic! Great reporting!
Posted by: Jessica Trent | Oct 12, 2011 7:13:00 AM
Beautiful incorporation of the Chinese painting for these ads, good work~!
Posted by: Tina | Oct 12, 2011 7:09:05 AM
the yellow bag is so fab! love it!
Posted by: Marissa - www.afterflats.com | Oct 12, 2011 5:52:40 AM