Paolo Pastorino was born in Savona on 12 August 1974 where he lives and works as a computer manager and designer-artist. Son of art of mother painter, ceramic father and aunt teacher of figurative art, as a child external his passion and curiosity for drawing, painting and ceramic sculpture ( At the age of three he created his first sculpture in clay ), his artistic training took shape in the family art pottery factory in Albisola Superiore where, from an early age, he attended the artists his father hosted in the factory with passion and insatiable desire to learn (Antonio Saba Telli, Antonio Siri, Mario Rossello, Giorgio Laveri, Aldo Pagliaro, Luigi Valerisce, Paolo Anselmo, Eliseo Salino, Carlos Carlè, Giorgio Venturino just to name a few.) And it is in this
environment full of creative motivations in direct contact with the master artists who will contribute decisively to his artistic training and expression.
Already in 1979 with the light-heartedness of a child who wanted to create thanks to frequent visits to his parents’ factory, he was able to come into contact with the artist Antonio Sabatelli with whom he began to explore the immediate and fabulous painting of a mad genius.
In the 1983s, always in the parent factory, he was able to attend and follow the master sculptor Luigi Valerisce (a pupil of Fabbri and a skilled sculptor known in the Cunese) where he learned the basics of modeling and clay sculpture as a teenager. In those years he created a series of sculptural works on the theme of nature and the forest.
In 1986 he attended a modeling course in the studio of the sculptress and ceramist Renata Galbiati refining his techniques and forming the artistic vision of his thought.
In 1987 at the age of 13 he took part in his first public ceramic exhibition at the Genoa Spring Fair together with the Albisola ceramics association and his parents’ company. In that context he is able to perceive beyond the intrinsic value of art even the most economic of the physical object. At the beginning of the 90’s he attended a course in perfection of aerographic technique in Genoa, approaching new artistic forms of hyperrealism, alternating the use of classic instruments like the brush (varying the technique of pigment, passing from oxides and ceramic glazes to techniques more superfine like oil and acrylic) and the clay to that of the airbrush pen where it finds its ideal environment for the development of works realized on various supports (paper, helmets, tanks and murals).
In 1996 he opened his first business of “air brush artistic creation” by creating a series of works on commission and not on various supports such as motorcycle tanks, helmets, signs, murals, T-shirts and paintings. In the mid-nineties during the diploma of electronic expert at the Polytechnic of Savona he attended an extra-school Cad course and designer where he learned the first rudiments of Industrial Design and CAD design. At the end of the 90s, thanks to the university studies of Ingegnerie Micro-Elettronica of the faculty of Genoa, he expanded his artistic experiments making use of computers (we are at the beginning of the computer age) to express his creativity with the technique of Digital Design Art.
In 2001 he attended an internship / course in advertising techniques and 3D CAD design, in this period he refined his skills in two-dimensional digital graphics at the new frontier of 3D Tridimensional Design.
In the 2000s, with the advent of digital photography, he adopted this fascinating art as an additional means of expression and communication, and in 2004 he attended a course in Photography Techniques at the MEPA association and began participating in various photographic exhibitions.
Since 2005 he becomes an entrepreneur by opening a computer trade start-up, IT services and web / advertising graphics. During this period he was able to diversify his creativity by creating many works (still in production) in the field of advertising and web graphics.
In 2015 he attended a figurative painting course with the maestro Attilio Cicala, from 2016 he took up the primitive art of ceramics, attended two masterclasses for lathe-shaping by the turning master Marcello Manuzza, and from 2017 he attended the workshop of the sculptor artist Ylli Plaka where learns the methods for making large sculptures.
In 2017, thanks to the diffusion of 3D printing technique, he implements his works by mixing prototyping in eco-plastic materials and ceramic art for new concepts of his feeling.
To date with a baggage of more than forty years of artistically multipurpose experiences, and an eclectic character by nature experimenter, he stops his style by imprinting it on a neo-pop “Fil rouge” where technology and the playful evocation of youthful legacies makes it from master.
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