My name is Franco Hüller, born in Italy in 1975. I live in Prague, Czech Republic. Every time when I pause to take an imaginary snapshot of my life, I realize I live exactly the way I wanted to live. Creating is like breathing, whether I pay attention to it or not I can’t stop doing it.
PIECE WITH ARTIST
OCT 07, 2021. PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC.
Tell us your story, how did you come to painting? I started painting at the Academy of Fine Arts but I've been drawing since childhood. What sparked my interest in art was a mesmerizing trick my sister used to play for me: she drew the number 813 on a piece of paper and turned it into the figure of a naked woman by rotating the page.
What are your motivation forces for painting?
I need motivation not to paint, painting is my lifelong addiction. Thoughts and actions oscillate rhythmically while painting. Sometimes I paint because there’s a thought I want to visualize, sometimes because I prefer to be absorbed into actions. No matter what I do, every time the results of my actions are inevitably different from my plans, for better or worse.
What can you tell us about your studio, what kind of place is it? I live and work in an old aristocratic flat with high ceilings and white walls in the centre of Prague. I like to keep the doors between the studio and the bedroom open so that I can watch the paintings I work on first thing in the morning, right from my bed.
What is art for you?
I don’t know how to answer this question.
Photo: Kaciaryna Pikirenia