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Matteo Piccolo aka Teti, was born in Milan in 1987, and it is here that he keeps working hard.

He is a self-taught artist, and begins to experiment its art during work breaks, and without realizing it he meticulously transports his repetitive actions of an alienating work on canvas, or on any other support in front of him. Spinning the roller, abstract or geometric lines come out, depending on who is looking at them; he calls them Axonometry and they will become a constant presence in his works. This art of improvisation leads him to create new artistic series made of different materials and supports, as different are the collaborations and exhibitions that involve him since 2009. His mantra is always the same: Work Hard, Always Smile.

How would you define your style?

Industrial repetitive.

What is customization for you?

Giving new character, inventing and giving space to new ideas.


Giving new character, inventing and giving space to new ideas.


What inspired you to customize the Jumpsuit?

How I usually dress when I’m working. I did the same thing I did 10 years ago with my first full body jumpsuit: cut it in two. Definitely more comfortable.

How did you make it?

I split it into two parts, turning it into a pant and a work shirt, and then completely discolored the two parts to a light orange. Using brown pigment I spot colored it to give a mixed used dirty effect.

I added fabric to the “shirt”, but did not color it.

I made 3d printed buttons with the Garage Italia logo and applied them.

On a pocket I sewed by hand the writing TETI as they did in the Navy to avoid swapping uniforms after washing.

Last but not least, I screen printed my axonometry in different colors all over the garment.

Is this the first time you’ve worked on a garment?

Yes, it hadn’t happened to me yet, but it was a lot of fun, I got to express my art on a different surface.

What are your favorite techniques and the surfaces that give you the most satisfaction?

To create my works, which have a simple graphic sign, all I need is a 5 cm roll of film and white or black paint, but above all a lot of space. I love rough surfaces, where the color enters inside the spaces of the cracks.

On your social networks we see that you often seek dialogue with your fan base? How important is it for you to stimulate this type of interaction? 

I consider social media as megaphones to get your messages to as many people as possible, my works have different meanings depending on who is looking at them, I try very much to dialogue with the people who follow me because feeling what they see is part of the creative cycle of the work.

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