Born in Italy, Alessio-B is a stencil artist who creates works often with a message of peace and love.
What made you become an artist? Could you tell me more about your background?
I only followed a passion of drawing and working with colors!
I started in the street, in abandoned areas depressed and then get to the city in Italy, my country. I still remember the first “graffiti” made before in my city in a hurry to not create problems for those who were supposed to come with me! Meanwhile I met other artists who then became great friends and have contributed their experience to improve my work and the execution policy (especially at night).
The next step was to learn about the world of art galleries and exhibit in several of them around worldwide and take part in events, festivals and more.
Could you tell us about your technique and the type of work you create?
The technique I use more frequently is stencil. There are many reasons, first of all because of the speed of execution – imagine you in a city, in the middle of the night or at dawn, in a place not authorized… It is ideal!
It starts with the creation of a “comp” splashed on a sheet of paper that will then become with various graphic processing steps and the “stencil” definitive.
The work does not end here! The next stage is to cut various levels; it depends on colors you want.
The superposition of different levels gives the final result!
As always I remember, to all those who ask me, the “graffiti” is achieved in a short time, so as to make everything look simple, but behind it, there is a lot of work.
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How would you describe your work today?
My work is mainly about childhood. The reason is very simple; children considered the ultimate expression of happiness and innocence, devoid of any constraint that our society wants to impose.
What influenced you artistically?
No doubt my first trips abroad, particularly those in France, in Paris. Thanks to those trips in the ’90s that I could discover the art of Blek le Rat! That is one of my favorite artists. Certainly, Blek has a real influence on my art. I really love Banksy too.
You work mostly at night as you prefer to keep your identity low key, we can imagine sometimes this wasn’t an easy task. Any funny stories you want to share with us?
Painting at night in a city is never easy, but personally I find it rewarding. It is also incredible because I see the city in a different way, discovering unexpected corners of it and I know that meetings are special people.