Giosuè Tacconi was born in Terni in 1986. After spending his childhood in his hometown, he moved with his family in Japan, where he lived and studied for about three years. In this period he developed a growing interest in the world of anime and Japanese culture in general.
Back in Italy he continued his studies in the field of illustration, but not specializing in the field of Anime and Manga, strengthening his personal style image, the more western as possible. Having as a goal to become an artist at ILM (Industrial Light and Magic) by George Lucas, Giosuè specializes in narrative genre fantasy and sci-fi, pursuing simultaneously a work of discovery and exploitation of the historical thread-local which is always keen more and that leads him to a thorough search of the original sources available. Meanwhile, increases his skills and experience working as a storyboard, comic, traditional painter, iconographer and writer. In March 24 of 2010 he graduated in Painting, with a score of 110/110, at the “Accademia di Belle Arti” in Rome. Then begins his experience in the world of traditional narrative; in this regard makes a lot of research on fairy tales, mythology and folk stories. From the passion for fantasy then, he oriented to a historical and traditional illustrative style, and the Barbarians, the Etruscans, the ancient Italic peoples and the medieval Italian worlds start to become the main subject of his works. Although his style is outlined at this point, Joshua feels incomplete and realizes that the only reference to traditional art, although in many forms, does not satisfy him and so he begins an exciting new fusion of representational art and digital performance. The unique combination of these two elements creates a modern and attractive style, but rooted in tradition, and furthermore enhance rendering speed, and established an indisputable artistic technique. As illustration, the contribution that Joshua introduces in his works with the new digital techniques, get the perfect result of a final cleaner and more beautiful work, making it much faster, thus allowing new experiences and new experimental techniques. From this experimentation comes a unique and intriguing technique, with illustrative references to the Italian tradition of the early twentieth century but with the right look to contemporary tastes and illustration.
The artistic philosophy of Giosuè can be summarized by quoting Matt Stawicki, a famous contemporary American illustrator: "... the computer is not the “push button” solution many perceived it to be. The same craft and attention to design must be present for the artwork to succeed no matter what the medium.”
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