We are honored to have, Diego Scarsella, as our Featured Artist, He is an awesome illustrator, his Instagram wall his filled with all kinds of awesomeness from vector portraits to amazing drawings with some glitch art thrown in and a creative use of color, this is yet another wall you don’t want to miss, make sure to show him some love and give him a follow!
How old are you?
Where are you from?
I’m from Italy but I currently live in London
How long have you been an artist? What is your specialty? Where do u find inspiration?
Honestly I don’t love to call myself an artist, in my opinion art is a methodical discipline and I’m a little messy instead. I’d rather say that I’m one that somehow manages to propose nice stuff to look at. Anyway I’ve always been attracted by everything about art and, since I can remember, I’ve always scribbled, colored and smeared stuff. Still now, even if I’m grown, give me sheets and markers and you’ll make me the happiest child on the heart.
As it regards my specialty I would say that it is surely that I don’t to have one ahahah. One day it comes to design a brand, the day after is makes some illustrations for a website and the day after again I might design a poster for some event. Frankly I prefer it that way, I’m not interested in being an authority in a determined field, the only thing that I indeed care is to unleash my creativeness every day in something new. Probably it’s not the best approach, but unfortunately I get bored easily.
Talking about inspiration I can’t tell…It’s just that I’ve always been a curious kid and a very selective mind as well. I can easily absorb all I consider somehow interesting and I Just cut off the rest…It’s like I have a multimedia library of “I do like” in my mind.
Do you have a job in the art industry? If So, what’s one thing you don’t like about it? If no, where would your dream job be?
Yep I’m a graphic designer and I work for a social media agency / start up. The only thing I don’t like about being a graphic designer is that I can’t be weird as I want…most of the times clients don’t give a shit about creativity they just want stuff that converts $$$…Anyway I truly love my current job but my dream will always be work remotely and travel as much as I can.
Do you have a favorite Artist?
The world is full of awesome artists but if I have to choose one I’ll go fo Olivier Bonhomme, a french illustrator that is just sick.
What is one accomplishment you’ve had in your life? Does not need to be art related.
Probably the first time I got paid for one of my works, it was a flyer, a crappy one. However that was the begging of the path I’ve done to be here today doing the job I love.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 20 years?
I never know how to answer at this kind of questions…I really hate the idea of having a scheduled life. I’ll just say that I hope to be alive, with all of my limbs and keeping up doing good stuff.
If you could meet and talk to any person in the world, dead or alive, who would it be?
Probably Dalì and Magritte and I will ask them “what the fuck is wrong with you guys???”
Find it out could be a huge source of inspiration for my future works ahah
How is one way you make money with your art?
obviously my first income is my job as graphic designer but sometimes people text me on Instagram asking me to create some stuff for them.
If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be and why?
New Orleans, I’m fascinated by the creepy vibes of voodoo culture mixed with blues music.
What is your favorite brand of art supply? Whether it’s a brand of pencils or brand of camera or software
My art is mostly digital so I can’t not say Adobe (and Wacom).
Any advice for young artists?
Hey I’m still young! ahaha
Whatever, I just say…be curious, try to find your own vision of the world and, a techy one, use social networks to showcase your art, hello it’s 2018!