Art is Speedy Graphito’s reason to live. Creative expression is a huge part of the artist’s life and it is equal to the blood running through his veins. In fact, the tattoos covering the bodies of the all-female protagonists of the recent series symbolize the passion and commitment for art. Visually the tattoos feature the quite typical inscription technique of Speedy Graphito containing words, symbols and indigenous patterns. The distinct writings on the female bodies merge with the backgrounds creating one unique and flawless world.
In the eyes of Speedy Graphito art has always been a reflection of the particular time period, thus art has always been an expression of the philosophy of each era. According to the artist, we now live in the age of sampling, recycling and remixing, a leitmotif conveyed in his paintings.
Tania Di Brita