The eXTra finGer
...''He was counting on his fingers.One two three four five six seven eight nine ten eleven.Eleven?Had he been born with an extra finger?''...
- Name: Claudio Parentela
- Location: Italy
Sunday, November 11, 2012
q) For the people who don't know your work - how would you describe it ?
a)It’s a collection of finger-portraits of celebrities.
q) What are the key themes running through your practice?
a)I think it’s a project you can “read” in two main ways: as a funny joke to make children smile or as an invite to reflect about the complex topic of identity ...
q) Your favourite place on earth?
q) What influences your work?
a) Public events influence my choice of characters for portraits: for example, I designed Dito-Garibaldi to celebrate the 150th anniversary of united
Dito-Obama in November 2012 for the occasion of American elections ... Italy
q) What music are you into right now?
a)Fabrizio De Andrè.
q) Describe your thought & design process...
a) The characters I choose to create my portraits are famous icons who populate our world, thoughts and dreams. All the rest is creativity, love for details and photoshop.
Every portrait takes 12 work hours on average, trying to reproduce particulars and to recreate the right expression characterizing celebrities I transform in fingers.
q) Which emerging artists are you looking forward to seeing more of?
a)Banksy, Slinkachu and all street artists.
q) Favourite place on the internet?
q) Do you have any upcoming projects/exhibitions we should know about?
a)Actually I have many interviews for newspapers, radios and tvs (very tiring!), a list of requests for portraits, some negotiations to product gadgets and also a contact with a gallery in
... so stay tuned! London
q) Tell us something we don't know - but should...
a)Santa Claus doesn't exist.
q) Where can people see more of your work on the internet?
a)You can find my collection of finger-portraits and information about my project on: ditology.blogspot.it
You also can look for “Dito Von Tease” Fan Page on the Facebook … the Ditology project started there!