Meeting & Signing · Andrea Ravo Mattoni

The Bookshop is delighted to welcome Andrea RAVO MATTONI on Saturday 3 June from 3pm to 6pm for a signing session of his book “Revisiter les Classiques” published by Lord Bayron. 


Andrea Mattoni was born in Varese on 7 April 1981 into a family of artists: his father Carlo was a conceptual behavioural artist, his uncle Alberto an illustrator famous for creating the character Lillibeth, and his grandfather Giovanni Italo was a painter and author of some of the most important Liebig and Lavazza figurine series.

Andrea has been drawing since his early years, immersed in an extremely stimulating world, and in 1995 he began his adventure as a writer, under the pseudonym Ravo. This activity continued until the early 2000s, when he enrolled at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts, abandoning the spray can in favour of oil and acrylic painting on canvas. In 2003, together with a few friends, he founded THE BAG ARTFACTORY in Milan’s Bovisa district, which has become a real magnet for artists. He later became assistant to the curator Manuela Gandini at Gigi Rigamonti’s Artandgallery in Milan. At the same time, he began collaborating as an artist with several art galleries, which led him to deepen his pictorial research and at the same time his work with spray paint, bringing directly to the wall what he had been experimenting with on canvas for years. 


Andrea Ravo Mattoni. Revisiting the classics is the catalogue published to coincide with Andrea Ravo Mattoni’s solo exhibition at the Prieuré de Vivoin, Centre d’Art Plastique et Contemporain in Vivoin (FR) from 4 September to 27 November 2022. It includes a presentation by Cyrille Gouyette and an interview with the artist.