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Marco Raparelli

March 8, 2012

The Roman artist who has used the style of comic illustration to represent his personal world

  • Text by Luca Lo Pinto

Marco Raparelli was born in Rome. He studied here. He lives and works here. He is an artist. He describes, mainly with drawings, micro-worlds where the banality of everyday life is continuously mixed with its surreal dimension through the invention of imaginary characters.

Satellite Voices: What was the first work you ever made?
Marco Raparelli:
When I was a child I ate my sisters tempera colours while she was painting. It was a kind of an initiative performance.

SV: What is the first work of art you have memory of?
Marco Raparelli:
Leonardo Da Vinci’s "Mona Lisa".

SV: What’s your dream project?
Marco Raparelli:
Being able to build a time machine.

SV: What do you wish you had realized?
Marco Raparelli:
Marcel Duchamp’s "Fountain".

SV: Who’s an artist would you recommend on checking out?
Marco Raparelli:
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio.

SV: How do you describe your work?
Marco Raparelli:
Beautiful, smart, poetic, intelligent, ironic but dramatic at the same time .

SV: What is the best spot in Rome where to show a work of art?
Marco Raparelli:
In a boat sailing on the Tiber.

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