Artist Showcase: Nicola Stradiotto

This latest artist showcase highlights the work of Nicola Stradiotto

When did your interest in art/creating begin?

I graduated in 1998 at the art institute of Cittadella, near Padua (not so far from Venice in Italy), art it’s part of my life.
I can’t live without my camera or my pencil case!

What is your starting point for each piece?

I don’t have rules for my collages… I’m totally free.
I like Dada, Pop Art and Surrealism: a mix of nonsense and parts of common objects or human’s body.

Who/what influences your work?

This crazy society usually influences my work: collages, photos or illustrations. I like to represent the chaos of our modern life.
And sometimes my surrealistic dreams too!

What do you hope the viewer gets from your work?

Sincerely I don’t know. I would love to know.

What do you think about the term Outsider Art? Is there a term that you think works better?

I don’t like to use terms to define my art but “Outsider Art” for me, means freedom from rules of the mainstream!
By the way, It’s a good term to define me and my works, I think.

What are you working on at the moment?

It’s a new comic about a war from cyborg versus humans. I’m sorry but I can’t reveal anything!
Next year, when I’ll end it, you’ll be the first to know that.

Where do you see your work taking you in the future?

It’s a good question! I usually live day by day… we’ll see!

Click here to visit Nicola Stradiotto’s website


2 thoughts on “Artist Showcase: Nicola Stradiotto

  1. camupash says:

    “I graduated in 1998 at the art institute of Cittadella, near Padua (not so far from Venice in ”

    Definition of “Outsider Art”

    “Outsider art is art by self-taught or naïve art makers. Typically, those labeled as outsider artists have little or no contact with the mainstream art world or art institutions. In many cases, their work is discovered only after their deaths.Wikipedia”

    How does that work?

    • kdoutsiderart says:

      Hi Camupash – thank you for your comment. There are many definitions of ‘outsider art’, and it is a constantly changing term, especially in the 21st century when it is really difficult for anyone to have little to no contact with culture generally (this is also predominantly my interest in it as well). It can also include artists who have trained, but perhaps have gone on to experience ill health, or have taken up being creative again much later in life.

      I appreciate discussion on this topic, so thanks again for your comment.

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