federico cortese

federico cortese

Torino, Italy

I’m like a mouse, safe in its shelter, that passes his time gnawing the food stored for the winter. My food are the drawings. My studio is a room of my house. In this small space are accumulated all the materials I need to draw and paint, and also the suggestions that inspire my work. Here are the desks and drawing boards, brushes and paint colors, paintings and drawings. A great source of ideas are books and music. The graphics programs and virtual modeling programs have become over the years a valuable support, but obviously the richest mine is the internet: a reservoir of images and ideas from which to draw, and in which we often are lost. It’s a small microcosm closed in on itself, rather impervious to the outside world. It is a bit as if the suggestions of the real world were allowed to enter here only after being filtered and digested, only after it has been already turned into experience. Exactly like a rat, eating quiet its supplies in its den, waiting for the end of winter.

Original13.8 x 17.7 in
$299
Original31.5 x 23.6 in
$1,274
Original13.8 x 10.6 in
$299
Original11.8 x 15.7 in
$327
Original19.7 x 19.7 in
$731
Original19.7 x 19.7 in
$731
Original31.5 x 27.6 in
$1,407
Original11.8 x 15.7 in
$360
Original39.4 x 27.6 in
$1,607
Original23.6 x 31.5 in
Sold
Original12.6 x 15.7 in
$277
Original39.4 x 23.6 in
$1,518
Original19.7 x 14.6 in
$371
Original31.5 x 23.6 in
$1,319
Original13.8 x 13.8 in
$277
Original21.3 x 16.5 in
$366
Original21.3 x 16.5 in
$366
Original19.7 x 19.7 in
$731
Original19.7 x 19.7 in
$731
Original47.2 x 27.6 in
$1,884
Original27.6 x 35.4 in
Sold
Original27.6 x 27.6 in
$1,319
Original13.8 x 7.9 in
Sold
Original15.7 x 22 in
$438

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