Lorenzo Quinn, sculptor from Rome, Italy. Photo © L. Quinn

1.Tell us what you do and your beginnings.

It’s difficult to tell 35 years in a nutshell, but among other things I could make a sculpture on this question, it seems interesting: I get so many ideas! I am a figurative sculptor and in my works I often use hands as a symbol because they represent a universal language. Mine is a dialogue and not a monologue and therefore I need people to understand me, to communicate in a universal language through not only the symbol of the hands, but also the bodies.

In my works I look for dialogue. I started as a surrealist painter and then my source of inspiration was Salvador Dalì (who I also played in a film about 30 years ago when I was acting) and then I dedicated myself totally to sculpture because I like the third dimension of the volume, in addition to the two size of painting and drawing. In my works I always look for the fourth dimension, the symbol which is the message of the work.

Support, the Grand Canal, Venice, Italy © Lorenzo Quinn

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

The Borghese Museum and Gallery in Rome immediately comes to mind because I love Gian Lorenzo Bernini. He is a fantastic sculptor because he made incredible things with marble. Rome is full of great museums, there are also the Vatican Museums where there is the Belvedere Torso and many other works that I like, but apart from these museums, the city of Rome is an open-air museum!