Difficult to imagine what our world would look like in a few hun- dred years. But considering the billions that Google is injecting into robotics and artificial intelligence it’s not an impossibility that our beloved blue planet one day becomes infested with WD40 plagued robots or other such animal hybrids resulting from a torrid fuck between Sonic and his arch nemesis. Pixel Pancho offers us an oversized window into this metallic future, ultimately not as sad and monochrome as you’d expect. A world where humans, robots and nature live in harmony against a background of pastel colors. Originally from Milan, his endearing characters merge with their support to make these gargantuan works feel like the remains of a fallen civilization, putting the spectator at the heart of a real travel through time.
J / Hey Pixel, could you explain us who are you and where do you come from?
P / Hi, I’m a man from the world, and I do not know really who I am, I’ve been looking for that.. and I’m afraid I’ll need more than one life to discover it .. but unfortunately I just have one.
J / How do you qualify your aesthetics ?
P / I never ask myself that question.
J / How did you fell into Street Art ?
P / First time I did it, I ran away from home ... I stole a spray can in my father’s garage.. and really angry I started writing on the street .. and that made me feel better .
J / How and when did you start making huge panels ?
P / I started making oversized panels .. when I lived in Spain and I had the opportunity to experiment with it.
J / What’s the difference between a large size painting and a smaller one in the working method and visioning ?
P / One of the biggest differences between them is of course the physical challenge involved in painting bigger wall, otherwise I never feel any other big change, I guess it was a natural evolution that becomes normal after some time..
J / What’s your best personal achievement ?
P / I have not reached it yet and if I did, I think I would stop painting. Just as Nietzsche once said «life is like a pendulum and the happiness is in the middle».
J / Where did this passion for robots originate from ?
P / For me the robot is the product of the man that wants to become god. As in some sort of religious culture where God creates Humans, and Humans try to destroy God. I thought the story of a Robot destroying hiss creator the human quite funny ..
J / You also make some sculptures too, tell me more about this and your feelings towards this technique.
P / Yes I make some sculptures. I use iron and copper and I add animal skulls or bones on them... I’m just trying to get into the 3D world, my drawings and my world.