FEATURED ARTIST: Interview with Italy Artist, Federico Scibilia

Federico Scibilia

Graphic Artist | 21 | Milan, Italy

@zzzibo | www.geshofficial.com
We are honored to have, Federico Scibilia, as our Featured Artist, he is a spectacular artist that creates some truly unique and very interesting pieces of art that we love, and we know you will to, make sure to check out his art on his wall and while your there make sure to hit that follow button to help support a fellow artist of our community!

How long have you been an artist? What is your specialty? Where do u find inspiration?
I started drawing since I was a child, I copied everything for fun. Then I went to the art school di Brera in Milan and now at the Academy of Fine Arts in Brera always inside Milan.( Study of the design of the industrial product.) In 2017, I start doing graphic Instagram, covers of music CDs mainly. I find the inspiration from my city so chaotic but also fun and stimulating. I am inspired by the lights and colors of the city, the faces of the people I meet and the places I visit.

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?
I can not consider it a full-time job, but I currently often do album covers for American and Italian artists, mainly of Rap genre. I love this kind of “work” because it allows me to get in touch with the music I love and make an important contribution.

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Do you have a favorite Artist?
I do not have a single favorite artist, it would be too absurd. There are so many artists who are inspired by the shadows and color saturation, for Gauguin for the use of Picasso color for the originality of the forms. My biggest inspiration in the field is Jeff Cole.

What is one accomplishment you’ve had in your life? Does not need to be art related.
In 2012 I started to create a streetwear clothing brand called Gesh official, at the time it was not a genre so requested and my experiences in the world of street art led me to create all this. This project continues today, I started with 10 € lent by my mother and I never stopped even when things were not going right. We are now a team of 4 people, where all play a different role. We have sponsored numerous Italian artists in the Rap area and many influencers. My greatest satisfaction was when we managed to ship at least one of our products in every Italian region, from north to south.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 20 years?
In 5 years with my brand, I see myself in my shop here in Milan, with many customers waiting in line to wait, with my graphics I see myself working with an important artist. In 10 years I see myself traveling around the world among the various shops and boutiques that we would create and open a graphic studio. In 20 years my studio will be one of the most important in the countrydi Breraand my brand will be international.

If you could meet and talk to any person in the world, dead or alive, who would it be?
I give two examples to make the idea, I would speak with Steve jobs to understand his idea of ​the future and to be able to grasp all the aspects. As a person in life I would talk to Jeff Cole, his work inspires me a lotPicassoand I would like to talk to him.

How is one way you make money with your art?
In the worldGauguingenre we find today it is no longer so difficult to earn with art, as it once was. Today an rap genre profile is enough to start making money.

If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be and why?
I would probably go to California to find my uncle and show him what I can do. Maybe make contacts and try to make me know them. In addition to visiting the Apple headquarters in Palo Alto, it would be Gauguin.

What is your favorite brand of art supply? Whether it’s a brand of pencils or brand of camera or software
I think I do not have a favorite artistic brand, I often use Maimeri paints and Adobe software to make my works.

Any advice for young artists?
I am a young artist myself, so it is a piece of advice that I give to myself too. My Gauguin is to never give up, if you have a dream you have to reach it as far as it is far or difficult, you must at least try it. Do not think about the consequences if it’s worth it, just do it.

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