You are the Editor of Le Petit Néant. Can you tell us a little bit about your background and how you came to be working on the magazine?
My background starts in Mexico where I was born and lived during the first five years of my life.Then it was Italy, France and London. In Paris, I got an MA in Painting and Drawing at the Beaux-Arts. Since then I try to survive as an artist. I have always drawn....
Years ago, when I was living in Naples in my twenties, I was doing some drawings for a monthly publication called Napoli Monitor, which was intended to be equally divided between drawings and texts. I don’t remember how, but we started a kind of ironic controversy between illustrators and writers, our point being that, in fact, there were too many texts and not enough drawings. We thought then about a publication just with drawings in pure black and white. That was, I believe, the first seed of Le Petit Néant. But at that time nothing more happened so I kept this idea in the back of my mind until I left Naples for Paris and then moved to London in 2012. In the meantime I had made a few discoveries that would become some of the bases of the future publication: the art collective Le Gun, the work of Andrzej Klimowski, the movie Le Quattro Volte, Luciano Emmer’s video documentaries and the work of the photographer Mario Giacomelli.
In London I did an MA in Visual Communication at the Royal College of Art, where Le Gun had been born and Andrzej Klimowski was teaching. When I spoke to Andrzej about my idea, it soon appeared obvious that I needed to work with a graphic designer who could help me to give shape to the publication. I approached Giulia Garbin who was also studying at the RCA and she was, from the beginning, very excited about the project. Le Petit Néant was born.