30.04.16

LEANDRO CASTRO INTERVIEW: PAOLO GRASSINO

Paolo Grassino.

PROFILE
Name: Paolo Grassino
Born: 25.10.1967
Occupation: Sculptor
Place: Torino, Italy
Web: www.PaoloGrassino.com 


Who is Paolo Grassino after all?


A curious child.


What is the focus of your work?


My work thrives on contrasts between real and unreal, possible and impossible. What interests me most is to investigate the objective that tempt even to amaze.


How personal are your works?


I do not seek my own style, I think is most interesting thing you want to say and not as.


Do you collect art yourself?


Yes, they collect works by artists of my generation.


Where does your inspiration come from?


I do not believe in inspiration. I believe in intuition.


Where do you do all your creative work?


Work in my house, in my studio, in art foundry but I have fun when I create a work out from these places.


What is ‘La oscuridad en la luz (2013)’ about?


It is the title of one of my exhibitions in madrid, an attempt to examine the dark days that we live.

Artwork: Paolo Grassino.     

Are you an easy person to live with?


Yes, do not create too many problems.


What is your favorite time of year? Why?


I really like the spring days when the buds open and reveal the colors that surround


Describe your personal style in three words.


Anonymous and comfortable dark colored.


What is your favorite color?


Gray, gray-green, gray-red, gray-blue, gray-yellow.


What is your guiltiest pleasure?


Infidelity.


What book are you reading by now?


"City of Panic" of Paul Virilio.


Can you name an artist you admire?


Bruce Nauman.

Artwork: Paolo Grassino.     

What do you think about art?


And 'the only thing that makes sense of the man.


Your recent songs you're listening at the moment?


Do not listen to music. Listening in atelier Radio Rai 3.


What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?


The loss of control of my actions.


Which words or phrases do you most overuse?


I like to use a lot the word "obvious".


What can we expect from Paolo Grassino in the future?


That keeps doing what he does.


The final question: Where would you most like to be right now?


City of Famara in Lanzarote island in the Canary.

Artwork: Paolo Grassino.



Thank you very much, Paolo Grassino!

Leandro Castro


© Images: Courtesy of Paolo Grassino.