Originally from Sicily, and trained as an architect, Ivo Bisignano is an artist with many different souls. Beginning with fashion illustration early in his career, he has gone on to contribute to different medias ranging from sculpture to painting to video and animation. A distinctive and consistent note throughout his work is a poignant sense of nostalgia, applied to characters both real and imaginary, and often linked to references from world literature and cinema. With an often surrealistic atmosphere, Bisignano’s art is also imbued with a strong sense of play and irony, evoking an aesthetic of past and highly detailed worlds. His methodology ranges from drawings made with crayons and wax to the most complex, technologically advanced 3D illustrations. Bisignano’s extensive work in the fashion industry has taken him all over the world, and has included collaborations with Prada, Missoni, and Fratelli Rossetti. Bisignano’s meeting and subsequent work with renowned chef Yotam Ottolenghi has led to the realization of numerous collaborative projects, including sculptures for many of Ottolenghi’s London restaurants.