Cane – SPAIN
Cane – SPAIN
Riccardo Nannini (a.k.a. Cane) was born in 1980 in Grosseto, a small town in Tuscany, from a working-class family. The need to express himself comes soon, in the 90’s, when he starts drawing his first comics loaded of provocation and teenage riot.
After a decade (2000’s) spent in Milan studying and working in design he moves to Barcelona, hometown of his partner, because of her health problems.
A season of deep transformation begins. What could be tragedy becomes an opportunity to face life with renewed energy.
He starts to reflect on some themes that will recur later in his work: the debate between determinism and indeterminism, human nature and social pressure on the individual.
Nannini drops out design and begins to attend the underground artistic life of the city, he lives frugally and takes advantage of free time studying and refining his artistic skills.
It is not until 2014 when he presents the first exhibition under the pseudonym Cane.
From there, his style becomes more articulate: the influences of the comic masters Andrea Pazienza and Benito Jacovitti, the flemish painters Bosch and Brueghel the Elder and the contemporary Lowbrow scene are noticed.
He has spent the last couple of years experimenting with different supports and formats, with a special focus on digital animation and the activity in the streets of Barcelona where he has gradually entered into the most recognized street-artists of the city, thanks to his vibrant and provocative style.
Currently he lives and works in Barcelona.