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Oil on Canson paper prepared for oil painting (290 g/mq), 28 x 50 cm, 2016. The fantastic world of animals. When I was a kid I went crazy for these small encyclopedias for children, where all the animal species were cataloged, and were represented with drawings rather than with images. Those drawings, although very detailed, left much to the imagination. It was as if some white space at the edges of the image were put there on purpose, to allow the viewer to complete, with the imagination, the work of describing that animal. Perhaps it is from this childhood passion that comes to me a certain obsession for animals, and a vice that leads me, starting from a detail or from a certain peculiarity, to exaggerate, to overstate the decorations and the colors, to allow the polyps to emit colored and psychedelic inks. I usually paint on stretched canvas, or fine art paper prepared for oil painting. Once ended, the painting is finished with a coat of varnish to protect against UV sunlight and dust. Also the sides of the canvases are painted, so they are ready to hang. My works are never sold rolled, but always packed flat. I put them between two sheets of acid-free paper with paper or cardboard protection for the corners, than closed in a plastic envelope and bubble packaging. The package is completed with stiffeners of polystyrene on both sides, and external layers of cardboard. All my artworks are unique original paintings, signed and provided of Certificate of Authenticity.