Hi everyone! My name is Alessio Bertolini.
I’m 23 years old and from a young age drawing and thinking about imaginary worlds has always been my daily bread. When I was about 7 years old and I didn’t have toys that I liked, I used to take a piece of paper and draw on it the toy I’d liked to play with, then crop it out and create it.
Even though the result wasn’t perfect, I was unconsciously experimenting a link between 2d and 3d. To be honest, I was far better at telling stories than at drawing them, something I discovered wanting to do in my life only during my last year at middle school, when I did an upgrade, if we can call it so.
Then I went to high school in Carrara, where I started taking art classes. There I had the pleasure to experiment a lot of different techniques. One of these was sculpture, with which I had a rough relationship since every clay sculpture that I made used to explode while baking… Everything has changed when I joined the Nemo academy thanks to the advice my art teacher gave me. There I learnt discipline and discovered the method through
which achieve my dreams, that is creating something new, especially creatures. Thanks to my parents, from young age I could enjoy every kind of videogame or movie related to fantasy, like God of war and Harry Potter, that have always made my jaw drop. Those landscapes and creatures have led me to think that I want to create those kinds of things too, in order to make other people dream about other worlds.