At first glance, most viewers would be inclined to believe that the images shown were nothing more than empty and open spaces creatively installed with LEGO bricks. Honestly, I’ve looked at it a million times and couldn’t tell that Brazil-based artist Valentino Fialdini in fact has created miniature scenes, which have been skillfully manipulated to appear like life-sized rooms. He achieves an even more realistic look through the use of flash, thereby simulating casts of light beaming through the windows. For more of his works check out www.valentinofialdini.com.br.
Whom do you look up to?
There are so many, maybe all of them. I really like art! But it is easy to find out when someone sees my work. Dan Flavin, Cruz Diez, Olafour… and my father Romulo Fialdini. Sometimes you don’t even remember, but a work that you have seen a long time ago can inspire you.
Are there any personalities that have contributed to your successful career path?
My father that I worked with for 3 years, my dealer at the first gallery Fabio Cimino, and my actual dealer and curator Manu Grossi from AM gallery.
How did your art career start?
My father is Brasil ‘s number one photographer when you talk about reproduction of artwork, so I’m in this since I was born, literally.
What is your favourite project and why?
Lego is my favorite project as it was totally different and the first architecture that I created my self.
What was the biggest challenge you’ve faced during your career as an artist?
In my opinion, it was when I decided to change from advertising to art itself.
Quotes and Wisdoms
How do you define creativity?
I think that creativity is beeing alert, a person that is always seeing what is on the surroundings.
If you had one advice for someone seeking to live a creative life, what would you tell him?
Take your eyes of your pocket.
What do you know now that you wish you knew at 21?
That people are just people.
Is there anything for which you would be ready to give up your passion for art?
I don’t think so, as I said I realy like art at all.
All images © Valentino Fialdini