With the sentence “Mixed media, collage and acrylic paint” I mean this:
I use a photographic base printed on paper to obtain as more details as possible, because if I drew everything (and I could) much of the charm of the city would be lost. I proceed to dissolve the printing pigment with vinylic glue applyied directly on the image (this happens when I glue the image facedown on canvas or paper). Then I tear away the first layer of paper, leaving a kind of “ghostly” image. At this point I spray the painting with water and I scratch the surface with sandpaper and chisels to show the raw paper below. This process can be repeated without any rule, spraying and scratching randomly, again and again, until I’m satisfied with the result.Then comes the fun part for me as I choose and lay down the color, deciding what part of the image will come out more, underlying dynamic lines to give visual strenght to the painting: the streets, the light that is reflected in the sky, and also the perspective lines of the buildings. What emerges is interesting to see as I try to capture the style of a city, its essence.