RIFFBLAST is an italian artist, born in Bologna, Italy.
RIFFBLAST’s journey into art began in his early childhood, raised in a inspiring and creative family who support him since he started to create art.
At the age of 17, RIFFBLAST was hired to produce illustrations for skate and surf companies, he grew up inspired by different subcultures and then formed his creative skills from street art and punk world.
He studied “Communication Sciences” in Bologna but never graduated because he thougt to had already find his dream’s job in a big surfboard company in Spain.
After almost 10 years spent to collaborate with fashion brands around Europe, in 2015 RIFFBLAST decided to overturn his career, leaving the fashion world and moving into Contemporary Art, which he found to be the ideal way to express and portray his feelings. The artist felt the need to start talking about the bright side of the world, trying to bring it to a more creative level.
Over a few years RIFFBLAST exhibited his work in art fairs and galleries in Italy and Swizerland. He also spend long periods traveling around the world to become inspired by the amazing things which the world has to offer.
March 2016: Public Faith / Vanilia & Comics Art Studio / Bologna / Italy
September 2017: Hello Good Times / Ling8 Gallery / Torino / Italy
January 2018 : Iconoclast Hero / Galleria Lambretto / Milano / Italy
April 2016: Skateboard Confluence / Club House Studio / Milano / Italy
September 2016: Wunderkammer Society / Centro Altinate / Padova / Italy
December 2017 : Christmas Showcase / Galleria DoppiaV / Lugano / Swizerland
March 2018 : Crazy Train / Spazio Noto / Noto, Sicily / Italy
June 2018 : Dogs in Heaven / Studio d’arte Andromeda / Trento / Italy
September 2019 : Lilliputian Hallucinations / La Luz de Jesus Gallery / Los Angeles / USA
November 2019 : DesignerCon 2019 / w. La Luz de Jesus Gallery / Anaheim / USA
January 2020 : From the Sewer / Ben Frost Gallery / Melbourne /Australia
January 2020 : Censure Group Show / Nero Gallery / Roma / Italy