Let's start once again!! ... To you the fourth guest of the FOURTH EDITION of PAG 2017, the artist NemO’s.
"... As he himself says on his site, the question arises: who is hiding behind this character, and behind this artist? Let's start from his life and his childhood: like almost all the artists I came across Nemo's was born with a great artistic talent, traveling parallel with a curious and observer spirit but above all with a need to explore imaginary worlds and realities "Parallels" in which to take refuge ... Drawing has always been a visceral need and a release valve with which to shape characters and stories, a passion always encouraged by his parents.
The mother has always accompanied him on his path of creative growth, helping him with fantasy games ...
Instead, he took meticulousness, precision and curiosity for the human body and anatomy from his medical father, which is clearly evident in his works and in his predilection for the figurative, but also for anthropology. For him, in fact, diversity is a wealth, not a limit. His curiosity of exploration and knowledge have always led him to in-depth research on the human being, on the different races, on history.
Interesting in this regard to discover that his name derives from the comic series Little Nemo in Slumberland (the little Nemo in the country of sleep) of the American designer Winsor McCay, and in particular from the protagonist Little Nemo (Little Nobody), a child who every night dream of fantastic adventures. Each comic ends with the return to reality and the abrupt awakening of the protagonist, complete with falling out of bed ...
Needless to say, his deep curiosity about the world leads him not only to study other cultures but also to interact, compare, collaborate, travel. His artistic career and his career are in fact characterized by continuous movements. There are many works, mostly spontaneous, and the exhibitions created in Italy and abroad, which have made him famous internationally. What drives him to many different realities and territories is in part his usual determination to get involved, "discover" and, last but not least, the desire to tell. His murals are in fact always the container of a message and references related to the history and / or characteristics of the place where he paints, who lives there, who lives it ... if "everything was born with cans" his techniques over the years they have ranged in every possible direction, from paper, to installations, to a mix of techniques with the insertion of everyday objects and recycling of materials such as placemats, newspaper sheets etc. This characteristic is also evident in the possible interaction of the viewer with some of his works, both in the gallery and on the street, in particular with those "with a double layer" in which a first layer of painting is added with a paper one. In this way, external agents, not only passers-by but also the atmospheric agents and the natural passage of time, slowly reveal new elements. The figures are unveiled and, to be precise, stripped, worn, all with a highly metaphorical passage, a laying bare of the work but also of the message ". (Ivana De Innocentis)