ABOUT ME

HI I GO BY THE ARTIST NAME OF "ATZEDO GLIANI". IT IS A NEOLOGISM COMPRISING MY GERMAN NICKNAME "ATZE" AND THE ITALIAN ARTIST NAME
"MODIGLIANI". I CHOSE THIS NAME SINCE I AM A FAN OF HIS ARTWORKS. BESIDES CREATING COLLAGES I WORK AS A TESTING ENGINEER IN GERMANY. SINCE CHILDHOOD I HAVE BEEN TRYING DIFFERENT FORMS OF ART (F. E. DRAWING COMICS, CUTTING VIDEOS, DEVELOPING RPG GAMES AS WELL AS VARIOUS KINDS OF IMAGE EDITING). IN THE 11TH GRADE I WAS SUMMONED BY MY SCHOOL'S PRINCIPAL. BEARING IN MIND THAT AN ADHD CHILD IS ALWAYS INVOLVED IN TROUBLE, I WAS VERY SUPRISED ABOUT THE POSITIVE NEWS. ONE OF MY ARTWORKS "LICHT IM DUNKEL", TRANSLATED "LIGHT IN THE DARK", WAS SUPPOSED TO ADORN MY GYMNASIUM'S CHRISTMAS POSTCARD.

2004: LICHT IM DUNKEL

DURING THIS TIME I REALIZED THAT I WAS NO EXTRAORDINARY TALENTED DRAWER. HOWEVER I WAS GIFTED WITH AN EYE FOR COLOUR COMPOSITIONS AND A SENSE FOR ABSTRACT ART. IN THE 13TH GRADE I MADE MY FIRST COLLAGE, NAMED "THE POWER STRUCTURES AROUND US". WHEN A FRIEND OF MINE MENTIONED THAT MY ARTWORK WAS DEPICTED IN MY SCHOOL'S ANNUAL REPORT I FELT INNER PRIDE.

ARRIVING AT THE UNIVERSITY I STOPPED PRODUCING ART IN ORDER TO FOCUS ON MY STUDIES. FORTUNATELY MY FORMER GIRLFRIEND THWARTED THOSE PLANS AND CAME AROUND WITH AN EMPTY ART FOLDER THAT TEMPTED ME TO CONTINUE COLLAGES. HER PLEASURE FOR MY ARTWORKS WERE MOTIVATION ENOUGH TO INTEGRATE ART INTO MY HUGE BANDWITH OF HOBBIES.

2006: THE POWER STRUCTURES AROUND US

SINCE THEN I HAVE BEEN REGARDING MY ART AS AN IMPORTANT PILLAR IN MY LIFE. IT HAS BEEN ACCOMPANYING ME THROUGH FRUSTRATING PERIODS. THE ART ITSELF HOWEVER WAS ALWAYS POSITIVE. AT FIRST I INTENDED TO MAKE MY ART FOR MYSELF. BUT AS FRIENDS AND ACQUINTANCES SUCCESSIVELY ASKED FOR COPIES OF MY COLLAGES, SEEING SOME PICTURES ON MY WALL, I EVENTUALLY DECIDED TO PUT THEM ONLINE. THUS YOU CAN ALSO ENJOY IT. 🙂

"Art resembles a valve which rids yourself of your problems.“