In particular, when painting on walls, I have always been aiming to create a dialogue with the structural and cultural parameters of the surrounding context, either architectural or not.
Today, through my anamorphic works I redesign the volumes of any kind of surface involved, thus causing with my paintings a by altering the perception of familiar contexts and so raising a different understanding of spaces and, consequently, of reality on a whole.
AnamorphismDue to my turn towards anamorphic painting, I choose to transform also my traditional shapes in order to let them interplay with standard modules of architectonic structures, changing them from irregular and smooth to geometrical solids.
Constantly running in parallel with my mural and painting activity, the role of sculpture comes to be essential for my overall production as it represents for me a direct contact with three-dimensionality in order to understand the rules of light and shadows and to reproduce them.
Peeta, also known as Manuel Di Rita, is a graffiti artist since 1993 currently living in Venice. He is a member of the EAD crew (Padova, Italy), FX and RWK crews (New York City) and has participated, over the years, in jams, festivals and art shows all around the world.
His work explores the potential of sculptural lettering, both in painting and in sculpture.