Luca Carraro

Luca Carraro (Dolo, 11/18/1979) has been interested in drawing and painting since he was a child.
In his adolescence he was literally fascinated by art in general and in particular by the underground culture of body-art. He attended an advertising graphics institute and dedicated himself to studying art on his own through books and attending exhibitions, learning the notions of the great self-taught masters. He started painting in 2002 trying to figure out how to move his creativity in search of a personal style

In 2005 he began his career as a tattoo artist.
At the same time he attended a private course in painting techniques for 3 years at the Studio13 of Silvestro Lodi, professor at the Venice Academy. In 2010 he opened his own tattoo studio, the “Wild boys tattoo’ n ‘art atelier”, a studio that still serves as a focal point for the production and viewing of his work. Dedicated to work as a tattoo artist, at the same time he produces his own works “often on commission”, organizing exhibitions in the local area where he lives and in his atelier.

About himself

Although being a well know tattoo artist for 17 years now, I find the act of painting so much more fulfilling and liberating. In tattooing there are far too many rules dictated by the client’s lack of imagination and by the eternal battle against the boundless ego of the tattoo artists. In recent years it can be said that the practice of tattooing has become almost a work of craftsmanship that has very little artistic, where the subjects are always the same repeated endlessly, until the end of the trend. A sad fate for a practice which, even before the advent of social networks, boasted that those who decided to get a tattoo did so to distinguish themselves, as a matter of belonging to a certain type of society, for the culture of their origins, and never for fashion.
This prompted me to get back into the game since everything is possible in art.

I find the fact of not imposing limits on experimentation and composition of the works as a subversive act against mediocrity and it is what best suits my needs as an artist.

In painting I have tried to take a different direction from body-art keeping the two things distinct. I abandoned the realistic style to look for something new that allows me to represent the chosen themes in a simple way and that the images have a narrative impact on the viewer.

I have been influenced by many artists and painting styles of the past; the most significant, just to name a few, I would say Fortunato de Pero, Stanislav Szukalski, Giorgio de Chirico, Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, etc etc.. (naming them all would be too verbose), in my research I have extracted the salient points for each, evaluating what most struck me technically, then I merged them together and this is what I do today, this is my way of painting and seeing things.

Distorted in the forms with synthetic strokes, the loss of identity of the subject and the narration of the image in the surface in the space and in the line.