Michele Guidarini is an Italian artist who uses a mixed media of pens, ink, Magic Markers on paper, spray and collage. Born in 1981 in Grosseto , Italy, Michele studied commercial art before graduating at Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence. Thanks to his artistic studies, he came to the conclusion that the paintbrush wasn’t made for him. “I looked at my paintings, burdened with this damn oil tempera, the shiny colors, the different shades. Then my eye dropped on my sketchbooks. Dirty, greasy, rough/unpolished, covered in words without a sense. I understood that I had put all myself in these sketches, my whole world. And I closed with classical painting”.
He’s been experimenting with tattoo on pig skin too. Inspired for his whole life by the works of Bacon and Goya, Michele Guidarini started following Low Brow attracted by the catchy aesthetics: “I think as a graphic designer, so the image, the balance, the colors are really important for me. After the first glimpse of wonder, I found out that this artistic flow isn’t trivial at all and there is a lot more under the shiny colors, a whole universe of hidden meanings. It’s a reflection of the artist and the world in which we live in, a reflection of the soul, heart and pain”.
Rolling Stone Magazine and Tattoo Life introduced him as one of the greatest Italian young talents, gathering around him the interest of the medias for this young artist that plays with shapes and icons and shows in his works an irony about love and death, sadness and elation, colors and black and white, drama and comedy.
In Italy he has exhibited in Milano, Roma, Firenze, Perugia, Salerno, Carrara, Grosseto and abroad has exposed in Paris, Hong Kong, Vancouver and Berlin. Articles about him were published in Organiconcrete, Inside Art, La Repubblica, L’Espresso, Special Café, Ziguline, Collater.al, Frizzi Frizzi, Enquire Mag, Wait Mag, Marte Magazine.