Matteo Mauro, Italian artist and founder of Matteo Mauro Studio, from Sicily. Photography © Jacopo Vassallo

1.Tell us what you do and your beginnings.

We study and create art. We like to think of ourselves as a studio that explore materials and art practices, mixing new technologies with traditional techniques.

I am an artist that rises from an architectural background, which led in to the world of art. My subsided interest for making architecture made possible the development of stronger senses towards the art world, as a blinded person would develop stronger sensibilities, unknown to the not-blinds.

2.What are your favorite museums in the world? Why?

In my teen years, in London, I found it very easy to interact with contemporary and modern art at the Tate Modern, an accessible walk-in artistic institution that offers an easy contact with new ideas and the past 100 years of art history.