Written by CeCe Scott
04 Monday 04th July 2011

"Since I was a boy I was attracted by the creative potential lurking in everyday objects, so I started to disassemble and connect each other with discarded toys."


Petrachi’s work is thought-provoking and exciting as he creates these pieces to convey that we are becoming a society of mass production.

“We produce more than we consume, our first response to a new product is emotional, not based on the functionality or long life. What I do is give a creative second chance to the material I choose and some people like my work because they recognise that emotional value inside these old items.”

Hawkeye 8

Christiania and Hawkeye 8 are his favourites due to them being ‘pieced together easily’ both use toys and electrical goods. He also loves Buzzmeeks.

"When I found the camera I used for the body I soon realised how it will look and gave it the name of the main character of a James Ellroy’s book"


Petrachi has become a sensation in the art world with his distinctive approach to robots and futuristic creatures. His alias Himatic comes from the days as working as a video editor for a local TV channel. Having used 'U-matic' tapes to record he liked the sound of it and, adding ‘Hi’ for hi-tech, the name Himatic was born.


Despite being based in Milan, Petrachi’s worked is enjoyed worldwide. He had exhibited work in last year's Drap-Art International Recycling Art Festival of Catalonia, and rave reviews of his work were duly blogged and he was applauded by art fanatics.

His recent trip to Tokyo fuelled him with the inspiration which enabled him to create new pieces Shibumi and Otaku.

"Lots of people from Japan have a truly great passion for robots and technology and they appreciate the European vintage design . I love the Imaginary World described by Japanese graphic artists , directors, designers and I'm really inspired by their elegance."


Petrachi will showcase his latest work with other artist in the Gentle Giants Exhibition which will take place in Berlin (August) and London (November). For more information, visit andreapetrachi.com

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