People think I'm Cool | PANE

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title: People think I'm Cool
artist: Stefano PANE Monfeli
medium: book
format: , 208 pages
ISBN: 978 88 6208 183 2

People Think I’m Cool - The Life And Art Of Pane is the first monograph on Stefano Pane Monfeli. “When I decided to make this book, I looked back and thought about the path that led me to be who I am today. I noticed that this path was full of mistakes and dead ends. I believe that errors are the basis of what we become, failures are more formative than success, and they are certainly more fun.” People Think I’m Cool is the story of a life, neither more nor less extraordinary than other people’s lives. Perhaps this is what makes this story extraordinary, the fact that it exists, that it is documented and people can have a peek. “Despite the fact that someone might think of me that I am cool, I wanted to show the human aspect of my life and art, not a glossy image but a stark self-portrait.” The book documents in a work of self-analysis, the symbiosis between the art and the life of Pane, with autobiographical stories, images of his work: drawings, paintings, and photographic memories in a story of journeys and the inner struggle of the artist, where one opposes urban society and nature. “My decision to be an artist has affected my life, the way I lived my life has affected my art.”

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