Interview: Fabio Zuglian
Luca Curci talks with Fabio Zuglian during CANVAS INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR 2022, at Palazzo Bembo – Venice Grand Canal.
Fabio Zuglian was born in 1993 in Treviso, in the Veneto region. He soon starts working as a craftsperson in a well-known design company. His passion is an art and especially painting. Among his favourite artists are Pollock and Andy Warhol and he begins to take his first steps on canvas. Self-taught, he experiments with different techniques and particularly playing with colours. As he improves his technique more he starts to portray his other two great passions: music and football. His idols take shape in a completely original way. The portraits express feelings, a set of lines and colours that enhance unique and iconic characters. The technique mainly used is acrylic on canvas. The shape is defined by the skilful use of colour, which makes his works immediately recognised. As he starts posting his paintings on his Instagram page he receives lots of positive feedback and requests on buying his works, either original or in printed formats with a great response both in Italy and in Europe. As he gains popularity he also decides to make commissioned paintings, an idea that is leading him to have a great moment of creativity.
Luca Curci – What is art for you?
Fabio Zuglian – Art for me is what makes me forget all kinds of problems, isolates me, and relaxes me. There is nothing more beautiful as it allows me to represent my dreams and my thoughts.
LC – What are your thoughts while you paint? Do you have any habits or rituals while you work?
FZ – While I paint I always imagine my finished work and the more I look at it getting shaped, the more I get excited and happy about it. Usually, while I’m painting I put some good rock music on my turntable to create the right atmosphere.
LC – Where do you find your inspiration?
FZ – Portraits are my favourite thing to paint so I really love looking for photos of artists I admire or historical moments and reworking them in my head playing with colours.
LC – What is the most challenging part about creating your artworks?
FZ – The most challenging thing for me is to actually take a break while working on my paintings as I love what I do so much that is difficult to stop.
LC – How do you feel when you see your work completed?
FZ – When my work is completed I feel like I arrived at the end of a path full of emotions. As soon as I finish a painting I immediately think of the next one so I can challenge myself to do even better than before.
LC – We were attracted by your last artistic production, has the artwork presented been created for the exhibition or as a part of preexisting works?
FZ – They are pre-existing works but they have been carefully chosen for this exhibition. I wanted to bring three paintings that summarize all my artistic sides.
LC – What do you think about the concept of this exhibition? How did it inspire you?
FZ – Work of art, artist, curator, audience and location express the excellent promotion of the artist and the work presented by him. I appreciated my colleagues for the different types of art presented.
LC – What do you think about the organization of our event?
FZ – I think that it is an event with a strong socio-cultural and artistic impact with an excellent organization by the curator of the exhibition Luca Curci.
LC – Did you enjoy cooperating with us?
FZ – I really enjoyed cooperating with you. I want to thank you for this great opportunity and for the amazing experience.
LC – Do you think ITSLIQUID GROUP can represent an opportunity for artists?
FZ – Absolutely. It gives artists the possibility to show their work in unique scenarios helping them to be more popular and it also gives the opportunity to meet different artists from all over the world.