For each art print you buy, Amalia Caratozzolo and Photocircle plant trees in Ethiopia.
Since the beginning of October we have been able to plant
in Ethiopia so far - these trees are estimated to absorb
kg CO₂ within the next five years
Find out more about Amalia Caratozzolo
Amalia Caratozzolo is a freelance illustrator. She studied at the International School of Comics and in the illustration department of Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) in Rome. Amalia is a teacher of the art of engraving and since 2013 she has worked in collaboration with Corriere della Sera.
Amalia, where are you from and where do you live now?
I'm from Messina, a seaside town in Sicily, but I've been living in Rome for seventeen years.
How would you describe your artistic style?
It's very difficult for me to describe my artistic style. I think it's very graphic, synthetic. And when I can... with irreverent content! My favorites :)
Vector or watercolor?
New York or remote mountain hut?
Becks or Merlot?
Becks! I love beer very much!
And a little Proust: What is your idea of perfect happiness?
That perfect happiness does not exist? It sounds very dark as a thought. In fact, it would be easy to be happy, but mankind, by nature, wants more and more, so it's difficult to stay happy for a long time. What a difficult question!
Which living person do you most admire?
I would say Franca Leosini, she is a great woman and journalist.
What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
I would certainly say faith.
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
My beautiful cat, her name is Olga and she's my love! I have a future as cat lady in store for me ;)
If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?
I would like to be a mighty witch, who, with her magical powers, makes the world a better place. It's nice to dream!
The world needs more...
good vibrations, positive thoughts. And certainly much more irony: irony will save the world!
I’ve changed my mind about…
I'm very stubborn, so it's difficult for me to change my mind. But when it happens, I always think it's a good thing. It's interesting to see the world from other points of view!