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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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