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Valerio Nicolai
Alik Cavaliere (Collezione Ramo)

Valerio Nicolai answers questions from
Irina Zucca Alessandrelli, curator of Collezione Ramo

Give a definition of what drawing is for you.

Drawing is the freest part of my craft, I have used it in a variety of functions. With drawing I can try to do and be everything. I can be saint and criminal at the same time, and if I prefer I can not reveal it to anyone.

What is your relationship with drawing? And with the history of Italian art of the last century?

My relationship with drawing is close, almost continuous, existing even in thought when the materials are not there.

The art of the last century I prefer to feel it as a history, not as a past reality.

Why did you choose this work from Collezione Ramo?

To be honest, I look for correspondences with the graphic works I present, in a way that corroborates or deflects the discourse, changes the meaning.

So I choose the work in the collection mainly from the point of view of form, subject matter etc.