Fabio Giampietro is an artist living in Milan, Italy. He is using oil colours and different tools. In the early 2000s, he was discovered by a Milanese art gallery after drawing comics and illustrating strips for local indy magazines. He is an ambitious artist who always strives to make his next art piece better than the previous one. He gets inspired by artists like Nick Cave, Max Ernst and Murat Pak.
NFT Granny: “Dear Fabio – thank you very much for taking your precious time to answer my questions. Each of your Artworks guides our voyage inside of the nightmares and the dreams of your mind. What are your biggest dreams and nightmares?”
Fabio Giampietro: My biggest dream is that my nightmares will only come true for an instant. I would really like to be able to admire live one of the worlds I create, be there alone at the end of the world, and maybe make love with my girlfriend.
How did you first become interested in art, and how did you get started with it yourself?
Fabio Giampietro: I started drawing comics when I was a child, and this passion followed me through all my youth when I used to illustrate some strips for local Indy magazines and some paintings I did for my
pleasure. During the early 2000s, I was discovered by a Milan art gallery, and that’s when I started my journey into the art world.
Could you tell us more about the story of your Collaboration Project “Shades of Dusk“?
Fabio Giampietro: I’ve always liked collaborating with other artists, and interconnection has always been a reason for growth and a stimulus to measure myself against the new. The first collaboration that changed my life was the one with Alessio de Vecchi for the VR Hyperplanes of Simultaneity project in 2016.
With the advent of NFT, collaborating with other artists has become common and much more natural. After the collaboration with Skygolpe, the legendary 33nft collector asked me if I was interested in collaborating with another artist, and he proposed Dave Krugman.
Since the first call with Dave, it was all very intense, and it seemed apparent to bring together our two worlds in the Shades of Dusk project, which represents a milestone in both of our careers. David took a helicopter and took some beautiful photos from the top of the Manhattan skyline, managing to grasp the nuances, the unique Shades. I painted a large canvas based on the most detailed image, and we hybridised the two techniques; the idea of a waterfall in which one part flows into the other has become central in the main work of our drop.
Which of your artworks are you most proud of?
Fabio Giampietro: The next one is always my favourite.
Is there an artist you would like to work with? Like a collaboration?
Fabio Giampietro: When I entered this world, there were very few artists compared to now. Still, some immediately caught my attention because they made art that would not have been possible before the NFT technology and was very distinctive.
So for me, who come from the traditional world, it would be hyperstimulating to have the opportunity to compare myself with artists of this genre and calibre. Above all Alotta Money, Neurocolor and of course Xcopy.
There are others for which I feel more natural, the affinity with which I am already preparing collaborations that I do not want to reveal yet but which will see the light this year.
We are curious 🙂 Would you be willing to share any plans of upcoming projects?
Fabio Giampietro: There is a particular project that I have been working on for three years. It will see the light in April in a museum space in Milan. At the end of May, a series of NFTs and an exhibition in an art gallery will follow. It is an immersive work that I have provisionally called ‘the lift’. Visitors will make a collective journey between the real and the virtual, the traditional and the digital towards the metaverse. I promise it will be something never seen before.
Who or what are your biggest influences or sources of inspiration
Fabio Giampietro: From different artists like Nick Cave, as an artist person, Max Ernst as a painter and Murat Pak as an evil genius.
Do you remember the first time you heard about NFT Art?
Fabio Giampietro: Yes, a couple of years ago, my friend Alessio de Vecchi told me about it, then I had a couple of calls with Zack from SuperRare and Tommy from NG, who explained how everything worked.
What is your favourite platform for mints and why?
Fabio Giampietro: I am a painter, and in Italy, there is not even the culture of multiples and prints that I have never done in almost twenty years of my career, so I saw the editions with diffidence. Over time I realised that in this new world, editions are part of the idea of the community, concepts such as collector base, collectors rewards and growing together began to
make their way into my head, and I, therefore, decided to do multiple editions. The platform best for editions is certainly still niftygateway today. I have always been intrigued by Async and the generative art itself.
How do you enjoy the NFT Art you have collected? Do you have a way to display it for example at home?
Fabio Giampietro: I recently bought an x7mono, but I still haven’t figured out how to make it work properly. I wish someone out there makes some incredibly customizable screen, maybe square or round format!
What would be your biggest wish for the NFT Art scene?
Fabio Giampietro: As just said: Customizable screens and a wider\larger selection of file formats. Plus, I still see a lack of VR. VR is the real reason I entered the space, but after two years, I didn’t find a proper way to mint my VR artwork-experiences.
We would really like to know, where do you see the NFT Art scene in the future?
Fabio Giampietro: It’s unpredictable in the most exciting way.
Which tools do you use to create your art?
Fabio Giampietro: Oil colours, cinema4d, unity3d and aftereffect.
What does a typical day for you look like, and what do you like to do when you’re not busy with NFT Art?
Fabio Giampietro: Travelling and – as I love diving – see things underwater.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
Fabio Giampietro: Il lupo della mala coscienza come opera pensa – is an Italian dialect aphorism that is translated in something like: the wolf of bad conscience thinks as it does.
I try to surround myself with transparent people who say what they think without the fear of being judged and who move around the world with humility even if they are great Masters. People who do not harbour feelings such as envy and jealousy but who are ready to learn and listen at any age from anyone.
Is there something aside from art or NFTs you collect?
Fabio Giampietro: Yes, my studio is full of autonomous toy robots from the early 80’s and vector-based video games from that period.
What do you feel the moment a project you’ve created dropped?
Fabio Giampietro: it is an emotion that makes me scream with joy to be alive at this moment, to tear the skin and leave the body.
Where do you like to travel?
Fabio Giampietro: I have travelled a lot, but the countries where I take refuge most often
are furthest away from my culture, strengthening my identity. I love India and South Eastasia.
- Full Name: Fabio Giampietro
- Current hometown: Milan, Italy
- Languages he speaks: Italian, English
- What did you want to be when you were a child: A painter and a pantheologist
- Education: University degree in communication sciences
- First Job: Painter