We’re glad to introduce the interview with Luca Brescacin, a SOA student from the Masterclass#1.
Could you present yourself to our readers and tell them the position you currently hold?
Hi everyone my name is Luca. I’m an Italian 3d artist and I chose few years ago to enjoy the downunder sunny life in Sydney. At the moment I have the pleasure to be a Senior Artist at Doug and Wolf.
Why have you chosen to become an Arch-Viz Artist?
Well my background could be considered a bit out of the scheme regarding the common visualiser education. I studied Architectural Engineer at the University in Italy and for a couple of years I tried to find my way as an engineer. The real problem for me was my deep repressed desire of being an artist. Since I was a kid I was fascinated by literature, visual arts and all the products that human imagination can produce. Growing up, I foolishly tried to transform these abstract ideas in some pragmatic visions. My greatest aspiration was to built something that could engineer all my feelings. It is just when I met the guys at SOA that I finally ended up it was time to relish the imagination detaching myself from the scheme I created and to become what I wanted to do.
I decided to become an Arch-viz Artist because I really enjoy transforming and translating the feeling and the vision of my clients in something that everyone can touch and visualise. My goal as an artist is to tell the story that support every project. Shaping every feeling every mood every situation connected with an architectural project worth every effort I have done in my career.
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What were the biggest difficulties you faced at the beginning of your career? How did you handle and overcome them?
To be honest I think in the beginning the biggest difficulty was myself. Try to understand your place in the Arch-viz market is something not so ordinary. In the beginning straight after the SOA masterclass I was full of energy and inspiration and I was thinking to be ready to rock in this world. The reality is that even the most talented person in the world has to follow a path of personal growth. So in the beginning I had to fight against my personal arrogance, my extreme need of succeed and my stubborn pride. What helped me a lot is facing the client directly, speaking with him defending my job, helping him to choose the better way to produce something great, asking colleagues their opinion or simply an help. Most of the time, the sharing with other artists, the acceptance of any productive critics and to be humble are the real skills that I’ve been chasing everyday and that give me the greatest reward. What I want to say to your readers who are approaching this amazing job is to be passionate, have a pure love for it, expose yourself but place your art in front of your ego.
Is there a work/ an image/ a project that you created which is most valuable to you? Why?
I have to say that my first idea was to mention some project done for a big archistar because as someone perfectly said before, the extra effort “give the project a sweeter taste” (thanks Sebastian Tupper). But looking at my images I think the one that means a lot to me is an interior I made for a popular competition in Paris called “Reinventer Paris”, where the architect was trying to sell a feeling and not a building. For the first time I had the chance to prove myself I was able to create everything the client’s imagination could produce.
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What do you do in your free time after work? Can you balance your working life and your private one?
Ehehe..working time and private life? My wife would say there is not such thing as that in my world. The reason is not because I work 24/7, actually I enjoy a lot my free time playing guitar with my band or playing soccer (yes I’m italian :D) or taking some photos of our great Australian landscapes. The reason why it’s hard for me separate my job from my free time is the fact that every perception is connected with my job. Everything that surrounds us is a source of inspiration. I’m not saying that is positive or negative I’m just saying that most of the time our job gives us a kind of interpretation tool that become a filter in our life and in our perception. What I practically mean is that when I’m at the park enjoying a pic-nic with friends or I’m hiking on a coastal trail or I’m cycling in a traffic jam, most of the time I start picturing a story, a feeling or an image of the reality which I can transfer and translate in my job. Yes of course sometimes I also think “look at that amazing material glossiness..”
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