Genoa, GE, Italy
About Gianni Sarcone
I am an interdisciplinary author and artist with more than twenty years of experience in the field of visual creativity. It is around 1990 that I started developing new visual concepts and to make my first art exhibition. All my work is based on the same essential principle: awaken curiosity. I come from a family of artists... My youth was filled with colors, turpentine, brushes, and rich visual experiences. Art is for me as natural as a second skin. Anything I see, read or touch, like movies, art exhibitions, newspapers, magazines, internet - while walking in the street or even when I am cooking for a crowd - are the beginnings for visual ideas. My main tool for catching these ideas is a pocket notebook I always carry with me. I don't make my art with a computer, software or any other material, I make it first with ideas. What interests me is the final impact. So, I don't care about the media as such, being a cross-disciplinary artist, I am skilled in any art medium or in any old or current graphic editor. Widely considered as a leading authority on visual perception, I specialize in Kinoptic art (Kinoptic = Kinetic + Optic). The essence of Optic or Kinoptic Art is to play with our optic nerves, to surprise and to create the illusion of colors, dimensions and motion. To make pulsating, rotating or kinetic visual effects, the Op Artist uses a palette of elements like blank spaces, negative spaces, XOR spaces, interspaces, interferences, aliasing, space tiling and repetitive geometric textures. But Optic Art isn't only based on repetitive patterns that alternate optical contrasts (clear/dark, vertical/horizontal, straight/oblique, thick/thin, and so on), it is mostly a type of research that tries to achieve the maximum visual effect with the most minimal intervention. Some Op Art paintings are in fact both simple and effective. Precision is also important in my creative processes. In fact, a small change in a kinoptic picture can strongly modify or negate a visual effect.