Multiple people asked about the beautiful picture on the cover. So I decided to interview the Artist to let you know more about him.
Hi Fabio, thanks for your time. Please introduce yourself.
My name’s Fabio Colinelli, but my friends call me Pixel. I consider this my nickname, and I sign the paintings with this pseudonym. I was born in 1968, and I live in Forlimpopoli, Italy.
When did you approach art?
Since I was a child, I have always had a certain predisposition for drawing. I drew comic images on jeans, motorcycle helmets, and musical instruments. With the arrival of the first computers, I began to approach digital graphics by drawing the images one pixel at a time (hence the decision to sign myself Pixel).
The natural step ahead took place in Christmas 2019 when my kids gave me a graphics tablet as a gift. I admit the initial perplexity; the transition from paper to the screen is not easy, and I would never have imagined reaching a sufficient degree of capacity.
The fact is that my first digital realization was "The Scream of Munch," and then I started to review other famous works from a comic point of view.
How do you define your art?
Better not to call it art! Joking aside, I consider myself someone who creates characters. I like to let the pen run without a precise idea, and the drawing is done by itself.
With the "Revised," the situation is different. The work is already done. I have to look for the proper interpretation to recreate it from my point of view.
What projects have you carried out in the past, and what do you have in store for the future?
I was looking to show my drawings to the public that was not a simple print on a sheet of paper.
I found the solution with the pictorial canvas. The images reproduced in this way are in effect paintings. This has allowed me to exhibit at the “a Casa di Paola” Art Gallery in Forlimpopoli, at clubs in the Romagna area.
Participating in these kinds of places and events provided me a little bit of notoriety.
Currently, I am present on various online platforms in volume 14 of the “Bazart” painting series created by the Dantebus Publishing House. I am also planning some exhibitions connected to national and international events. For more information, I recommend visiting my website, which I keep up to date.
How did you know Paolo?
I met Paolo in Siena during the first Italian meeting of the Ubuntu Development community, and a friendship was born immediately.
What is your relationship with artificial intelligence?
More and more often, there are articles about the accomplishments of something by the AI, musical compositions, books, etc.
Movies of the last thirty years have always painted it as negative, nefarious, or conclusive to life as we know it.
I believe instead that in its undoubted rationality, it can become an excellent help in various environments. And indeed, Paolo’s book will be able to help in this challenging but inevitable transition.