ARTEFATTO – Interview to Salvatore Morales
HW: What did you want to be when you grew up?
SM: I was fascinated by the military career.
HW: How do you explain your design?
SM: Timeless, Elegant, Pure
HW: Who introduced you to the art of Design?
SM: My mother. She has a lot of taste.
HW: Which musicians/photographers/designers are you a fan of?
SM: Difficult to give a concise answer, there would be many … I love Eric Clapton’s Blues Rock; Terry Richardson’s transgressive, narcissistic and vulgar photograph makes me smile; I value Hiroki Nakamura’s research into details and poetry; I like Carlo Scarpa’s brutalist architecture; I admire the narrative of Fabio Novembre; always amazed by the thought behind the details and spaces in modern Japanese architecture.
HW: What are you obsessed with right now?
SM: Given the current situation, I am dusting off the classics of Stanley Kubrick, David Lynch, Georges Lucas, and Federico Fellini.
HW: What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?
SM: Never look back.
HW: How important was it to find good mentors in your career?
HW: Tell us a little bit about how you got started…
SM: I have never chosen to undertake this profession, but I found myself in this world completely by chance.
HW: Where do you get your inspiration from?
SM: Basically from everything I can … I really like women’s fashion, modern art, I am intrigued by true and authentic subcultures and I still use Tumblr a lot.
HW: What’s your best advice for someone who wants to do what you do?
SM: never stop studying, researching and learning!!! Work hard and try to be yourself.
HW: Can you introduce yourself?
SM: Hi, I’m Salvatore Morales, I have Taranto in my heart, and in life, I spend time designing things and collecting objects.
HW: What do you think is your biggest personal or professional success so far?
SM: Difficult to say. The road is still long.
HW: How would you describe your work?
SM: Complex, very funny, sometimes demotivating but basically rewarding. It is now a passion, I don’t consider it a job.
HW: What is the dream?
SM: Be a Director.
HW: What is fragility for you?
SM: A small mechanism in our head that makes us afraid of things.
HW: What is your biggest fear?
SM: Planes …. and I take lots
HW: What do you think of the link between psychology and art?
SM: Complex. Unable to answer. The concept of art changes according to its protagonists. Art is a very powerful means for the well-being of people and perhaps too much psychology is used to fully understand it. It should not be understood or contained but should be lived and experienced.
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