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Thursday, April 01, 2010

Interview with Dido Fontana

q)What is your earliest art-related memory?

a)I think Venice Biennal, 'cause my father. I was 4 or 6 y.o. : boring as hell. Some images returned to me several years later.

q) Who has had the greatest influence on your work?

a)everything I see: love and passion, people, emotions, colors, sex, wine, music ... things like that.

q) What are the main tools of your craft?

a)I try to be simple as possible, I think: more tech= less message. The strength of an image don't depend from cool equipment. I use 35mm, polaroid and digital. I don't like the hi-fi approach.

q) Is a formal education important?

a)Yes, get knowledge about a particular field allows you to completely avoid all the rules then. The teaching, the rules, the code and what else ... if you know, you can fuck't.

q) What is the biggest misconception about art?

a)I dont'know

q) Which is more important in art - concept or execution?

a)I dont'know

q) What theme or aesthetic are you most drawn too?


q) What is your favorite piece of art in your home?

a)an ancient crucifix of '700, some old father's print, one Tasca's sculpture.

q) If you could collaborate with anyone, living or dead, who would it be?

a)Russ Mayer, Britney Spears and some models alive.

q) Which emerging artist do you think more people should know about?

a)I don't know

q) What has been your greatest achievement to date?

a)squatting 245Kg for 4 reps

q) What has been your biggest roadblock?

a)I don't know

q) How do you define success?

a)big money

q) What will be the name of your autobiography?

a)"Didocentrico" new book just published avaiable here:

nice work.

q)What is the best piece of (art-related) advice you’ve ever been given?

a)"All I hang on the wall I sell!" (a friend gallerist in North Hollywood)