I am Valeriano Fatica, I carve mostly fruit and vegetables, but I also carve cheese, clay and rock.
I was born the 20th of november 1988 in Oratino, where I actually live, in Molise, a small and almost unknow region of Italy. Since I was a child I used to draw, and I dreamt of becoming a mangaka. But after I started the Art High School I realised that I had a true passion for sculpures. In 2011 I started working in my family’s restaurant “La Roccia”, and at the same time I started carving watermelons for the bouffets, after seeing my brother’s old carvings. After an year and a half, on Dargen D’Amico’s advice, I opened my youtube channel Ortolano Production (now called Valeriano Fatica – Fruit Carver)and I started sharing my passion with all of you.
- My dad is Edmondo Fatica, painter and sculptor
- My sister is Giusi Fatica, pianist
- My wife is Alexandra R. Ionescu, photographer and translator
- I have a two year old daughter
- I have a collection of over 2000 pieces of comics
- My favourite comics are: Devilman, Monster, Homunculus, Naruto, From Hell and V for Vengeance
- I have a bunny called Lillo
- I abbandoned the Art Accademy after the first year because I judged it a waste of time
They talked about me:
BuzzFeed – Vsauce2 – The Huffigton Post – The San Francisco Globe – Topolino – La Stampa – Il Corriere Della Sera – Lo zoo di 105 – BoredPanda – This is Colossal – Perfect Toast – My Modern Met – Yahoo! – Wimp – Twisted Sifter – Popcorn Horror – Geek Are Sexy – Earth Porm – DeMilked – Mirror – So Bad So Good – Zupi – – 24NEWS – DesigStack – WeLikeIt – American Overlook – Io9 – HeavyMetal – – Atchuup – Irorio – Rocket News 24 – News Gamme – NeVarYok and much more
What can I do for you?
I do sculptures on request for any kind of event or party in each part of the world, I do live carving directly at your house, and I can also do workshops and private lessons if you want.
Painter, sculptor, inventor, builder, genius
Fruit carver, painter, sculptor, videomaker and timewaster
Alexandra R. Ionescu
Official Valeriano Fatica’s translator media, photographer