I was born and raised in Rome, Italy, in 1983.
Growing up in a family with a strong interest in music and art, my dream was to become a professional painter.
However, it was only after several, prolonged periods of study and work abroad, especially in The Netherlands and Japan, that I eventually went back to Fine Arts in 2013, by taking a one year course with local teacher Marta Pesci, I kept exploring drawing and painting techniques on my own from 2014 to 2017.
Finally, in May 2017, I began intensively studying the academic techniques of realistic and hyperrealistic drawing and oil painting, under Italian fine art painter Adriano Fida.
Eversince, I also took part in watercolour workshops with artists Agnes Cecile and Geremia Cerri and began studying perspective drawing and composition with illustrator, cartoonist and animator Sandro Rosi.
Deeply fascinated by Symbolism, I am also an enthusiastic supporter of the recent figurative revival. As such, I am currently at work on my first original oil paintings, which show my keen interest for the indecipherable, the individual, and the expressiveness of the human being.
I am also active in the musical field. Eversince 1998 I co-founded a number of local bands (Corrente Oscura, Controsogni, Yu5aku and Fairy Ale), composing and playing very different alternative and folk genres, and instruments.
In 2013, I received my PhD in Cultures of Africa and Asia.