Interview with Sol Felpeto

Interview with Sol Felpeto

SOL FELPETO: What makes me special as a young artist is that I belong to a generation that doesn’t need any special artistic training. I think that a few years ago, artists who wanted to work with a gallery had to have a degree in Fine Arts. Today I have the impression that many young artists do not have an education or a special career in art. Some, like me, have one, and that is useful for creating, because during your studies you gain knowledge in different areas of the arts, but you also meet people who have studied medicine or engineering, or someone who has not studied and still left . his personal path and chose to be an artist and I think that is something that defines us today as young artists very well.
Our generation has fewer qualms about expressing feelings directly on canvas, not just because we want to paint or represent ourselves. There are portraits that speak for themselves and do not hide, they are very sincere. Something you don’t see that often in established positions that have been around the art scene for maybe 30 or 40 years. Today one is less afraid of talking about oneself through art and I very often use this resource of writing to talk about myself or simply to use humor or to tell stories to tell the stories of my cartoon characters. animated. Many phrases or lyrics that are even ironic, others are satirical, others are humorous, others are more serious, others are more innocent or tender, but within these messages, which have the voice of my characters, I also tell stories about myself. When I’m gone, people will go to work deciphering these messages and it will be a lot of fun because they won’t know what content is my voice and what is my character’s voice, it’s all intertwined.