Artist feature - Maurizio Simonini Aug 08 2016

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Here at Advocate we pride ourselves on signing the best of the best, Maurizio Simonini being no exception. His photorealistic creations we feel would be best suited for 5 years to young adult and older and real styles. See more of his arresting work by taking a peek at his Advocate portfolio. In his own words:

"I was born in a small town a few kilometers from where I currently live now, the city of Milan, in Italy.

I always wanted to be an artist. From a very early age, I can remember watching my father painting and being totally fascinated by it. My first painting was created using one of his still life sketches.

In my teenage years, I was a huge fan of UFO’s, robots and consequently, manga series exploring these themes like Mazinger. During that period, I started drawing a lot, copying those amazing robots I’d seen in the series and then also creating my own characters and even a comic series.

I graduated with a degree in Painting from Brera, Academy of Fine Arts in Milan and I also studied Illustration for one year at the School of Applied Art “Castello Sforzesco”. More than 500 years ago, Leonardo Da Vinci painted the ceiling of a room in the Castle, which was a great source of pride, being Da Vinci one of my inspirations.

The last few years I started to explore digital painting and video as well and I engaged in a few projects such as creating illustrations for a Young Adult’s book series. I am totally thrilled by new art-related challenges and experiences and I hope to produce work that is pleasant to see as much as it pleases me to create it."