He is featured in an exhibition at the project "Il Crepaccio", a hub where young artists can find a space and a voice in Milan. But who is really Thomas Braida? Swide discovered for you…
The project is an ambitious one: try to find a way to give a voice to the young artists who have something to say but don't know where to say it, which is, don't have space to display their works. IL CREPACCIO ("the crevasse") - this is the name of the project, a pun on the location where works are displayed - at the restaurant Il Carpaccio (which means thinly sliced meat, Via Lazzaro Palazzi 19) in Milan. Using the backspace of the window of the restaurant, the artists display their works while the public sip a glass of wine, grab a bite and, of course, talk to the artist. Next appointment is on Wednesday June 27th, with Thomas Braida, 30 years old, who has revealed (a bit of) himself to Swide before you get to see his art live.
Where did you grow up?
In the countryside.
What is your first memory ever?
The skin of a snake found in the briars.
The perfume that reminds you of home is…
The perfume of grape must.
Your favourite colour is…
All except yellow.
Among cinema, music and art, which are your favourite artists?
The Smiths are the ones who come to mind first.
If you had to associate a music with your paintings, which one would that be?
When did you understand you wanted to be an artist?
When I already was.
Where are you from? Where do you live? Which are the places you love to go to?
I come from a small town in Friuli but I lived for a long time in Venezia, and I love to stop by once in a while. And then Rome, il Pigneto.
The most important person in your life is…
What kind of question is this?
Is there anything you would change of yourself?
My vices, not all of them thug.
When you don't paint, how do you spend your time?
I read and I imagine.
Is there a special place you would love to go before 2012 ends?
Are you afraid of flying?
Your favourite dish is…
If you weren't an artist, which job would you like to do?
Peasant, but there is still time to do it.
What do you like about Italy?
Your favourite season is…
Are you an idealist or a realist?
Do you believe in God?
Artists are creature of habits: are you most active during the day or during the night?
Do you have any pet?
A grey cat, Gustavo.