Each week Apuliart proposes a young emerging artist under 26 for the (Re)generation headline. Today we have the pleasure of chatting with Michelangelo Greco, emerging and great graphic designer student of Bologna’s academy of fine arts.

 

1) Hello! Tell us about you! Who are you? where you from? and what you do in life.

Hi everyone! My name is Michelangelo Greco and i’m from San Cesario a little and great town near Lecce. Now i’m attending the second year of graphic design at Bologna’s Academy of fine arts and at the same time i’m working as freelance graphic designer.

2) How did you understand what your artistic expression was?

I think all it started off as everyone from the drawing while i was studying at the Ciardo’s art high school in Lecce. In the meantime, I downloaded the first graphics programs, which I immediately got caught and curious. I left it slowly so the pencil to take the mouse. When I arrived in the third year I made the decision to devote myself only to digital arts. Everything was at hand, the problem was no longer the realization of something, but the concept behind it. The design then took over the realization.

3) What is the end of your job? What do you want to tell?

I do not think that telling me is the term suitable for me. I do not even believe that my work has a constant and perpetual end. What I’m interested in is more than giving shape to things, thoughts, feelings, ideas, words. All fundamentally filtered by what I like or what attracts me at that moment, by the type of research I’m doing.

Michelangelo Greco/ Dude graphic design, Innesto series, 2017
Michelangelo Greco/ Dude graphic design, Innesto series, 2017

 

Michelangelo Greco/ Dude graphic design, Innesto series, 2017
Michelangelo Greco/ Dude graphic design, Innesto series, 2017

 

Michelangelo Greco/ Dude graphic design, Innesto series, 2017
Michelangelo Greco/ Dude graphic design, Innesto series, 2017

 

4) Is your home country a source of inspiration for your works and your artistic vision?

I’d like to respond to you yes , but the strongest inputs I received when I left. I guess also my probably, I missed some kind of sensitivity that gets acquired over time. My land was not a source of inspiration, paradoxically it is now. Now that I have acquired or are acquiring that kind of sensitivity I can open to what my land can give me, and above all what I can give to my land.

5) What artists do you refer to or feel close to your art?

Since my art is relatively young, I’m inspired by everything I see around, anything around us is graphics, from the classic poster to the bus, from the cigarette pack to the internet site, anything that can make me snap Want to get me to work. The number of contemporary artists I am inspired to grow day by day, if I have to identify myself in a current of historical thought in the graphic field I.

can not cite the Swiss and Dutch school, or Japanese graphics in the early twentieth century

6)What do you think about the artistic landscape of your hometown? Is  it a space to being valued for young artists like you?

Not long ago I would respond with a dry one. Now I can say yes, there is a chance to be valued. We talk about a panorama with a big story behind it, but in the contemporary has said little yet. That’s why there is still so much to say and do, it’s a fertile ground where anyone can and must say it.

 

Michelangelo Greco/ Dude graphic design, China smile, 2017
Michelangelo Greco/ Dude graphic design, China smile, 2017

 

Michelangelo Greco/ Dude graphic design, China smile, 2017
Michelangelo Greco/ Dude graphic design, China smile, 2017

7) Suggest three ideas to launch the culture of emerging artists for South Italy.

A whole series of public competitions could be set up. I speak for my field, that of graphic design, in which the individual municipal institutions and not. They stop turning to the usual four people and open the doors to a whole array of young creatives people ready to throw themselves into the world of work, whose goal is not to content themselves with the institutions but to educate them and get used to a taste and common research.

But we can not give all the blame to the institutions. We must be the first to believe in what we do, to approach this world with a modus operandi that is no longer the hobby but the real one. We are not only artists but also professionals, and that is why our work must be valued and taken as serious as the others

8)In recent years we are witnessing a migration of interesting personalities from Apulia to lands with more promises of future career. Do you think a change of course of this movement is possible?

Personally I have learned to estimate people who choose to stay and “fight”, it takes great courage and love for their own land. It is thanks to these people that I have revalued my land and what can be done.

So, in my opinion, it is possible to change a course, just do not be discouraged and continue doing what is best, the community will be forced to accept the generational change, everything depends on us.

 

Cover artwork for GSQ - THE MESSAGE
Cover artwork for GSQ – THE MESSAGE

 

9) What are your future plans? And your projects?

For now I just want to end up in the university and throw myself into the world of work, I would still like to move to acquire knowledge that is not just a manual and then why not, go home and put my knowledge at my disposal, Aware that there is still so much to do and with the hope that there is a chance to do so.

10)Do you see any artistic work in Puglia in your future?

As mentioned, perhaps, making plans is not my strength, but I can say that I would like to make a contribution to my native community if it will allow me.

 

Michelangelo Greco/ Dude graphic, Concorso Natalino Carrozza - APPELLE, 2017
Michelangelo Greco/ Dude graphic, Concorso Natalino Carrozza – APPELLE, 2017

 

 

 

Michelangelo Greco/ Dude graphic, Concorso Natalino Carrozza - APPELLE, 2017
Michelangelo Greco/ Dude graphic, Concorso Natalino Carrozza – APPELLE, 2017

 

 

To contact Michelangelo:

https://www.behance.net/dudegraph643e

https://www.facebook.com/dudegraphic