Fabio De Poli was born in Genoa in 1947 and lives in Florence.
In 1964 he attended the Art Institute of Florence specializing in graphic design under the guidance of Lucio Venna. In the early seventies produced a series of works that Renato Barilli defines " rich art ".
Federica is one of the youngest artists of the Itart project. I’ve known her for some years and I have always regarded her as a future talent, for her research and the use of contemporaneous materials and techniques. Her works are very distinctive and need to be interpreted. The t-shirt she has created for Itart is unique, as it presents a three dimensional image.
I’ve known Umberto for many years and I often visited him in his studio where you can understand what Pop Art is and what its characteristics are. Umberto is a peculiar person, who transforms objects, concepts and values in a personal way. He accepted to take part to the Itart project working not only at one image but also at a sentence, printed in the back part of the t-shirt, which expresses his idea of art.
I met Antonio thanks to a mutual friendship, the painter Fabio de Poli who led me to his studio, in Piazza dell’ Anfiteatro.
As soon as you get in, you are surrounded by a fairy world, which is the same you can found in his works.
He was impressed by my project and joined it, creating some works specifically for his t-shirts. These are the only ones who have two paintings, both in the front and the back. Because of the Maestro’s dedication, I consider these as the most exclusive t-shirts of the collection.