I know we already said this many times, but it's important to repeat that is really nice to receive emails from readers and artists suggesting things for us to write about. When I opened the link to Gianluca's website I got instantly impressed by the colors and style I saw. He sent us an email suggesting a couple images to our Daily Inspiration series, but his characters are so stunning that we decided to write a complete article about his work.

Gianluca Mattia has a really cool style, full of colors, beauty and personality. His characters are vivid, erotic, surreal and sometimes innocent, they seem to tell us a whole history in their parallel universe, simply great. I recommend you check out Gianluca's website for further artworks, it is really worth it. ;)

Gianluca is an Italian graphic Artist and illustrator who was born in Bari, Italy. Qualified in the Institute of Art with qualifications of Art’s Master and architect’s designer and interior decoration. After his arts studies, Mattia focused in digital illustration. His illustrations are vivid, erotic, subversive, part-emo, part-punk, between realistic and surreal. They operate in some of the same realms of beauty, utilizing details like tattoos, blood, tears, piercings, band-aids, open wounds, skulls, odd creatures, hot rods and scars.

The Colorful and Expressive Art of Gianluca Mattia

The Colorful and Expressive Art of Gianluca Mattia

The Colorful and Expressive Art of Gianluca Mattia

The Colorful and Expressive Art of Gianluca Mattia

The Colorful and Expressive Art of Gianluca Mattia

"My style is a mix of various things, I call it a shake of genres. I always loved erotic contemporary illustrators like Luis Royo and Milo Manara, etc... they way they express themselves trough provocative female figures. I also like manga, american comics, low brow art, pop surrealism, etc. All this is poured on my trait, in my style, that is a natural consequence of the things that I appreciate. Also I try to give my vision of things, of colors, shapes and contents. I like to use metaphors, the irony and put them to surreal themes, vivid, erotic, social, sad and sometimes happy"

The Colorful and Expressive Art of Gianluca Mattia

The Colorful and Expressive Art of Gianluca Mattia

The Colorful and Expressive Art of Gianluca Mattia

The Colorful and Expressive Art of Gianluca Mattia

The Colorful and Expressive Art of Gianluca Mattia

The Colorful and Expressive Art of Gianluca Mattia

The Colorful and Expressive Art of Gianluca Mattia

The Colorful and Expressive Art of Gianluca Mattia

The Colorful and Expressive Art of Gianluca Mattia

The Colorful and Expressive Art of Gianluca Mattia

The Colorful and Expressive Art of Gianluca Mattia

The Colorful and Expressive Art of Gianluca Mattia

The Colorful and Expressive Art of Gianluca Mattia

The Colorful and Expressive Art of Gianluca Mattia

The Colorful and Expressive Art of Gianluca Mattia

Take your time to browse around the shop section of his website... there are some sweet stuff to buy. =)

About the author of this post

I'm Gisele Muller, someone who loves communication, design, creativity, technology and everything in between. A brazilian current living in San Francisco Bay Area, USA. Twitter user: @gismullr