Enrico is a graphic artist.
An artist first. Dwelling in two worlds – between the ink-brush and the mouse.
A master of the technics of the computer with an aesthetic sense grounded in the compass and the pen.
Circle, line, curve, shade… these are qualities Enrico learned by hand.
The satisfaction of graphic art, Enrico says, is to see one’s work increase. Leaving the hand of the Father, the drawings can be fruitful and multiply.
In Enrico's office, amidst the blinking computer screens and the clutter of projects in progress, the pencils are sharpened, and the aroma of coffee pervades: the stage is set for the creative process. I come to watch the images of his screensavers: photos of espresso bars, beautiful women, family, the arcades of his native Milano, and again, more coffee. When we meet for cappuccino, Enrico berates me for my worn t-shirt, beard stubble – “you should dress like a professor”. Enrico never goes to work in slippers.
Enrico the Boxman.
What’s in a box?
“I like things that take up space. Especially if it contains a treasure I can protect.”
Out of the box.
Liceo Artistico di Brera, Milano 1972-1977
Scuola Superiore d’Arte Applicata all’Industria, Milano 1980/81
Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem 1981/83
Scuola Politecnica di Design, Milano 1985/86