I was born in 1988 and I'm from Bitonto (Puglia, Italy).
When I was a child I used to play with wood. My grandfather owned several tools and I had the chance to see them use, and to use them.
I'm self-taught, I never followed schools or courses, and I often work by instinct.
I am always ready to learn and improve, to gain skills and techniques, to challenge myself.
The first more "serious" approach with the wood was at the age of 18: I wanted to build an electric guitar. I made some guitars and basses since then.
My course of study was scientific, and I graduated in Computer Science, but I felt that this was not the right way for me.
From 2013 I started to dedicate myself full time to the wood working, creating small artistic objects such as pipes, sculptures, reproductions of fantasy and medieval objects, etc.
In 2015 I registered as an individual company and I started to creat artistic objects on commission.
In the same year I've started a collaboration with the illustrator Bianca Roselli, that has given birth to the project of sculptures of wood and light.
The first work born from this collaboration was the "Medusa Lamp", exposed on the exhibition "Artisti in luce # 3" in the months of June and July 2015 in the Tower "Torrione Angioino" in Bitonto.
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