what is your name?
my real name is yahella saccani vezzani – yell saccani is my short
how would you describe what you do?
how to describe…..i express my feeling, my anger, and strokes through the pictures. i do them only when i feel full.
when i started i didn’t know where it will take me so i’m still teaching my self a lot.
what are you currently working on?
now i’m working on a few projects some of them are not close yet. i prefer not to talk about it. for now i keep on doing more pictures, more movement; i want to do them to look like paintings.
what has had the greatest influence on your work?
the greatest influence?i think love
music inspires me a lot too
what do you see as the main strengths and weaknesses of the medium you work in?
for me the strengths come from the responses i get to my work. people that tell me i inspire them or my pictures say exactly what they feel, like songs that gives me power to do more pictures to work myself till i can’t see. just to try give more to other people.
weakness …art is hard. i’m in a country that art is not on the table – never. it’s very hard for me to move without the internet
how has technology impacted upon the work you do?
back to the internet. when i started 3 years ago i didn’t know what exactly i wanna do and where to go. flickr helped me a lot. i get to know great people – some of them helped me a lot to move with my career. the internet gave me the chance to meet a lot of people and get to more and more magazines forums and blogs.
i think internet is the most important tool when you are an unfamiliar artist. with the right sites you can get anywhere you want
what’s the greatest piece of advice you would like to pass on?
i will like to tell people to keep on doing what they like without stealing from anyone. do everything by yourself and work till you can’t no more. push your limits, open your mind and most important of all, don’t take bad criticism to the heart. do what you want from the heart and never stop believing that you can do it. i taught myself all and in any of my work; i never used anything of anyone, even the smallest dot in the pictures is mine. when i work with others is all with permission: i will never steal work of others or try to copy. if i don’t have ideas i will simply won’t do anything.
where can we find you online?
you can find me on my site
what are you reading at the moment?
i just finished “the death of bunny munro” by nick cave which was very funny and very short. today i just started a book called “special topics in calamity physics” by marisha pessl but i just started so i can’t tell you much. hope its good (in my head its reminds me of donna tartt’s “secret history” one of my favorite books ever but i don’t know yet)
what are you listening to at the moment?
music is my salvation; i cant work or move without it.
at the moment i’m listening a lot to fever ray’s last album; santogold also ruled this year for me; franz ferdinand; radiohead ‘in rainbows’, i cant take it out from my list since its come out; to david bowie always; and to a lot of 80s new wave stuff that the return of the 80s is taking me back to listen.
anything else we should know?
anything else you wanna know? i’m very open; you can ask my everything