Mongi and the watercolors
Mongi is a very talented artist, so much he was originally featured on these pages since 2011 but under a pseudonym you have to know cause we won’t say it.
Amongst the latest artwork he produced using a paint brush there’s one created for UNOTRE. See them all and guess which one.See the artworks
Can you introduce yourself to those who didn’t attend?
“My name is Daniele Mongelli, people call me Mongi. After some years living in the US I’m back and I’m trying to find my place in the new Milan. I come from graffiti, I graduated in the grittiest and hated aspects of it.”
What can you say about the role of the art and the artist in contemporary society?
“I think art has the main purpose of filling the void of our existence with stimulus. If we don’t produce and consume art we can only eat, work, sleep and reproduce, and that makes us no different from a generic animal. Also art is a reflection of the times in which it is conceived, obviously.”
Which medium and technique you prefer in order to make your artworks?
“I use watercolor on 100% cotton paper; I like it because it gives an idea of classical, but amongst my subjects there are often modern elements or themes. In general I like the idea of mixing classic and modern.”
Why all these hands?
“I’m fascinated by hands as a subject because of their shape, elaborate and absurd, and because they’re the ‘tool’ we use to manipulate reality around us.”