WHAT TO COLLECT # 107. Gianluca Traina

Gianluca Traina was born in 1984 in Palermo, where he currently lives and works. He attended the art school of his hometown, where he graduated in 2002. In the same year, he moved to Florence to study Fashion Design at Polimoda. In2004 he won a scholarship of the Camera Nazionale Della Moda Italiana in Milano attends a specialization course in Fashion Home Design. This course enabled him to acquire the necessary knowledge that will open the doors of the fashion Empire. His work until 2008 for the most important companies in the industry, boasting important partnerships and experiences.

The failure of his expectations in the fashion industry and the lack of real opportunities for professional development led him in 2009 to return to his hometown and attend a course in painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Palermo.

Since 2009 in parallel with the study begins to develop interests and projects, that would soon lead him to live an extraordinary popularity and rapid and intended career in the art world. His research is focused in painting and sculpture, overlapping unusual and contemporary materials such as PVC and paper, through which develops forms, signs, and places taken from a personal memory and the suggestions from different cultures and historical periods typical of his Mediterranean identity.

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