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Roberto kicked off his artistic career at the School of Photography and Graphic Design, and uses photography theory in his art work. “Creating an image with good composition and attractive light is crucial to great matte painting,” he says.
Starting with a speed-painting and a specific concept, Roberto always sticks to his tried-and-tested work method. “The rest of the time is spent searching references for photography and compositing,” he says.
“I could create environments and images of fantastic situations for days. However, what interests me most is that moment that takes your breath away.”
1 Multiversum Utopia
“I recreated a post-nuclear disaster that would contrast with the heavenly ambience. I painted it in Photoshop, and hand-drew a lot of the destroyed city first.”
2 Go Atlantis
“I wanted to create a scene in Photoshop that had a sense of impending danger. Atlantis is the only shuttle that hasn’t lifted off yet. I wanted to tilt the frame so it looked like a photo that was taken quickly.”
3 Multiversum Memory
“The initial idea was to create an artwork that would stop the viewer in their tracks. I created it entirely in Photoshop with the help of many photographic references.”
“Roberto uses his photography knowledge to great effect, drawing the viewer in with a clear focal point that not only demands attention, but makes you feel as though you’re climbing into his worlds.”